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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.

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, David Plouffe, former campaign manager of Obama for America, talks healthcare, messaging, and organizing after election day.

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The president missed a chance to highlight his support for workplace equality for women, in contrast to Republican opposition. 

October 16, 2012

American voters care about rising inequality in the US. So why don’t presidential candidates seem to? 

October 16, 2012

There were no questions asked about poverty in the first presidential debate. Here are fifteen suggestions for tonight.

October 16, 2012

Tonight's debate is the perfect opportunity to call out Romney’s campaign dishonesty. 

October 16, 2012

Confronted on central premise of GOP campaign—cutting taxes and balancing budgets—Ryan asks voters to “fill in the details” after the election. That’s the big fail that gave the night to Biden.

October 12, 2012

The recent spate of voting laws clearly aren't about fraud. They're about keeping young, minority voters away from the polls. 

October 5, 2012

Third-party candidates would force Obama and Romney to break from their scripted speeches and give some real answers. 

October 2, 2012

If Obama and Romney answered these questions, voters would have a deeper understanding of poverty in this country and the next president’s vision for taking it on.

October 2, 2012

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law is one of eleven voter suppression laws invalidated by state or federal courts in the past year.

October 2, 2012

Voting rights advocates scored a partial victory today when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sent the state’s voter ID law back to the lower court for a new hearing.

September 18, 2012