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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

Two words: Michael Bloomberg.

November 22, 2010

Fox News called the settlement "chump change."

November 19, 2010

According to Ari Berman, Obama has failed to connect with the grassroots organizers that helped get him into office, and the results of this misstep can be clearly seen in the outcomes of the 2010 midterms.

November 17, 2010

Murkowski brings up the unspoken concern among those who know about Palin best: The former governor might not be the sharpest tack in the box.

November 17, 2010

Turnout among young voters collapsed from 2008 to 2010. Democrats need to read the figures, stop whining and start getting serious about the youth vote.

November 16, 2010

The loudest and staunchest apostate Democrats, who voted against nearly every one of Barack Obama's signature priorities, were doing more harm than good in office.

November 9, 2010

 Over the four decades since the voting age was lowered to 18, has anything been put into place to support ongoing youth voting? 

November 5, 2010

LTC Bob on pan-European military convention and a reader responds to Alterman's attack on Rahm Emanuel.

November 5, 2010

In an otherwise dismal election for Democrats, the party fared surprisingly well out west.

November 5, 2010

Patty Murray will keep her Senate seat. But several Senate races and at least ten House contests remain in play. In some cases, Democrats are winning seats where they were declared losers.

November 4, 2010