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How Saul Alinsky would plan Obama's inauguration, and his government.

The independent candidate discusses Obama, healthcare, and why the heck he's running.

Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel debates Pat Buchanan on the cost of war, and why The Nation supports Barack Obama.

The Nation's Political Correspondent breaks down who these "superdelegates" really are, and what they could mean to the Clinton/Obama race.

On the eve of Super Tuesday, The Nation's DC editor explains why he thinks Barack Obama is the better choice to build a real progressive majority.

Inspired by The Nation's intrepid reporting, Stephen Colbert asks what would have been if he'd stayed on the South Carolina ballot.

Undone in South Carolina by the Bush campaign's dirty tricks in 2000, John McCain now turns to the man who smeared him.

If we don't fix the nominating process this year, it will be even worse in 2012.

"Because Washington has no urban agenda, the cities in this country are doing poorly. Unemployment is up. Faith in the economy has gone down. Crime has gone up."

"Our cities across this country are proud. They have a great history. But like a boxer, they've taken one knee, and they have to bring themselves back."

Blogs

With this year's elections days away, vanden Heuvel joins Morning Joe to argue for a political coalition that could yield serious progressive results.

October 28, 2010

If Rabble Rousers frontman Bill Collins is right to say that “politics is like a car,” then its most recent drivers—previously less active urban and youth populations—have stepped back from the wheel.

October 28, 2010

Alterman and Reed respond to the critics, music reviews and the mail.

October 28, 2010

The Nation's Ari Melber takes apart Tea Party candidates' relationship to the media and what it means for the Democrats on the eve of the midterm election.

October 27, 2010

California voters should pass Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana for adults.

October 27, 2010

Since the 2008 election, the Democratic Party has steadily lost momentum. How did that happen? On Democracy Now!, Ari Berman and Nate Silver explain.

October 27, 2010

George Soros isn't backing candidates or parties this year. He's backing an idea: It's Time to End the Drug War.

October 27, 2010

Former DNC chair Howard Dean takes a strong stand for real reform of our dysfunctional election system.

October 26, 2010

The Democratic Party only has itself to blame for growing youth malaise and apathy.

October 25, 2010

Reggae star Ziggy Marley is the new songwriter and pundit for the Prop 19 campaign.

October 22, 2010