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After May 18's primaries, it's clear: despite all the Tea Party talk, there's as much turbulence among Democrats as Republicans.
 

Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on a panel to discuss the anti-incumbency mood in Congress that has unseated corporate interests over the interests of working people.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel proposes rocker John
Mellencamp as a successor to Evan Bayh and considers the likelihood of a Republican majority.

Seven ways to frame the 2010 fight for Congress and the statehouses.

Katrina vanden Heuvel sits on a panel questioning GOP frontrunner, Meg Whitman, on her bid for California's gubernatorial seat.

Chris Hayes argues that voters' anti-incumbent attitude is more about anger and frustration with the current economy than political ideology.

Healthcare is in jeopardy, but it's not dead--especially if Democrats drag their feet on swearing in Brown.

Martha Coakley's loss in Massachusetts put on display the monumental miscalculations by which Obama has governed.

Obama's opportunistic search for win-win solutions to our healthcare concerns and our larger economic problems is leading to a lose-lose outcome for the president and the country.

Blogs

Not quite.

December 3, 2013

Environmental groups leveraged millions to make climate change a key issue in the race for governor of Virginia and seats on a Washington State county council.  

November 6, 2013

Off-year elections in 2009 predicted a Tea Party insurgency. This year’s results—not so much.

November 6, 2013

The New Jersey governor gamed the election process to assure that few voters chose the state's new senator: Cory Booker.

October 17, 2013

The government shutdown is all about electoral politics—particularly the gerrymandering of Republican districts and primaries that make compromise impossible.

October 1, 2013

How did the straight, white guy win the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City?

September 11, 2013

The mayor accuses the front-runner to succeed him of waging a “class warfare and racist” campaign. Why? Because de Blasio wants billionaires to pay more taxes.

September 8, 2013

Michigan’s Republican governor has seized control of Detroit—and there’s a lot more at stake than one city’s balance sheet.

August 7, 2013

Rich guys buy newspapers. Often. But when Reince Priebus makes programming demands on major networks, that's a real measure of the corruption of our democratic discourse.

August 5, 2013

But they heart the Gov, even as his most very special election suppresses the vote. 

June 11, 2013