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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

The burdens of voters of color in Pennsylvania continue to be overlooked by the state’s lawyers. 

September 14, 2012

While Democrats are effusing over the Mom-in-Chief, it’s worth noting that a branch of NOW is currently petitioning Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stop discrimination against moms with young kids and infants.

September 5, 2012

After exposés on Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton news shows, the Ohio secretary of state abandons True the Vote.

August 25, 2012

A conversation with election law expert Richard Hasen on the true scope of voter fraud, the power of the ACORN myth and John Roberts’s scary interest in the Voting Rights Act.

 

August 17, 2012

Ten Pennsylvania residents have spent the past week explaining in court that they do, in fact, exist and ought to be able to vote.

August 2, 2012

A landmark 1944 Supreme Court decision over Texas’ Jim Crow laws changed the arc of voting history. This week, a case that’s expected to change things again began its trip to the Roberts Court.

July 12, 2012

How a fifteen-state consortium of right-wing elections officials—who are willing to say anything to advance the voter fraud meme—plan to dismantle voting rights.

July 5, 2012

Some Democrats are not attending their national convention. Where’s the unity?

July 2, 2012

A federal judge lets Florida's purge initiative stand, even though it puts the voting rights of thousands of US citizens at risk. 

June 27, 2012

Obama for America filed a complaint with the FEC arguing that Karl Rove’s group is a political committee, so it must disclose its donors.

June 20, 2012