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

Nation blogger Melissa Harris-Lacewell on the GOP's love/hate relationship with Sarah Palin, and Democratic dynamics since Obama's victory in 2008.

The only person in 1948 who thought Truman had a chance in 1948 was Harry, and even he wasn't all that convinced.

The moment is ripe for major campaign-finance reform.

We need a new national dialogue to untangle the triumphalist Christian story line that has wrapped itself around our political discourse.

Will the missing issues of gangs, poverty, dropouts, the inner city and policing redefine the presidential debate?

The Nation's Ari Melber explains why the Democratic National Convention will be a game-changer.

By campaigning in the tradition of his hero, Paul Wellstone, Al Franken may have triumphed over the biggest threat to his candidacy--voter skepticism.

Blogs

Here are some questions the candidate wants to avoid.

May 24, 2012

Jurisdictions that repeatedly violated voting rights during the Jim Crow era now want to get rid of federal scrutiny. They’re not ready.

May 24, 2012

Is the civil rights icon Representative Jim Clyburn throwing in the towel in the battle over photo voter ID laws?

May 22, 2012

Eric on what drives him crazy and Reed reveals the stark choice facing our nation in November.

May 17, 2012

For years, male Democrats have credited their wives with moving them to the left on gay marriage.

May 7, 2012

Pundits and activists say that because they’ve convinced the public of falsehoods, they must be true. 

May 6, 2012

Mitt is trying to appeal to Millenials, and some of them could dig it. 

April 30, 2012

Unjust Voter ID laws won’t solve the problem of a broken democracy, especially when fat-cat Super PAC donors aren’t subject to the same identification regimens.

April 26, 2012

Thanks to strict, new voter ID laws that have swept through states, transgender citizens and others whose gender identities don’t match the state’s declaration of it may not be ale to vote in November.

 
April 16, 2012

 Romney has deeper ties to Harvard than Obama. But since when does shameless pandering have to make sense? 

April 5, 2012