Roughly Speaking: Police and protests, Monday's debate, and 'Drunk History'

Steve Womack

GOP turns to security, divisions on convention's first night

A rough-and-tumble first day of the Republican National Convention ended on a softer note Monday, as Donald Trump's wife, Melania, offered a loving defense of her husband.

It was a rare warm moment on a day when Republicans were focusing on what they see as threats to America under a Democratic White House — and when the party's infighting was on display in a clash between Trump's supporters and opponents at the Cleveland convention.

The evening, themed "Make America Safe Again," opened with a series of speeches from family members of people killed while serving in the military or at the hands of people in the United States illegally. But that was briefly...