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Democrats trip over low bar set by GOP convention

After last week's "Mad Max: Fury Road"-themed Republican National Convention, the bar for Hillary Clinton's coronation this week in Philadelphia had been set fairly low.

Low enough, apparently, that the Democratic Party managed to trip over it and land face-first in the mud.

The weekend release of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee showed Clinton was unquestionably the party's favored candidate, enraging the perpetually enraged supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders and prompting party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign.

Hours before the convention began Monday afternoon, Sanders tried to preach unity to some of his most ardent supporters,...