Nation Topics - Election 2012
News and Features
It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.
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.
It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.
In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.
From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.
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’s caravan heads to Washington, DC, to push President Obama to address climate change in his second term.
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.
The “rising American electorate” carried Obama and a strong slate of Democrats to victory.