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It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Voting in California

It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.

Tea Partiers

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

A prisoner

Though sentencing, the drug war and other criminal justice issues were absent from the presidential contest, November 6 saw a wave of voter initiatives that will change policy on “three strikes,” marijuana, and more.

350.org

350.org’s caravan heads to Washington, DC, to push President Obama to address climate change in his second term.

Barack Obama

We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader strongly objects to a recent Nation blog post that mocked third-party candidates.

Barack Obama

The “rising American electorate” carried Obama and a strong slate of Democrats to victory.

Blogs

Due to the media's horserace coverage of the presidential election, most of what the polls capture is merely noise rather than real signals of changes in voter attitudes.

November 1, 2012

Calling for a climate-change vote, the mayor says: “In just fourteen months, two hurricanes have forced us to evacuate neighborhoods—something our city government had never done before. If this is a trend, it is simply not sustainable.”

November 1, 2012

Repealing Obamacare would make it impossible for many people with disabilities to join the workforce. 

November 1, 2012

For some people of color, voting in 2012 may be a matter of life and death. 

November 1, 2012

Groups that swore not to back the controversial candidate now are—but it probably won’t matter.

November 1, 2012

For three months TheNation.com has pushed for a substantive conversation about poverty in the presidential campaign. Today the Obama campaign responds.

November 1, 2012

The US Chamber of Commerce is likely going to spend $100 million on the election, but where is the money coming from?

October 31, 2012

The To-FEMA-Or-Not-To-FEMA belies a bigger problem with the political priorities of this country.

October 31, 2012

A real magician never reveals his secrets.

October 31, 2012

Like the hurricane itself, slash-and-burn government hurts the most vulnerable the most, but it threatens all of us eventually.

October 31, 2012