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Elizabeth Warren

A manufactured controversy aimed at Elizabeth Warren shows the damaging ways we exploit trivial kerfuffles and pass them off as political stories.

Mitt Romney

In his Bain years, the GOP nominee helped fashion Monsanto into a biotech giant. What would the notorious purveyor of genetically modified foods get from a Romney presidency?

Paul Ryan

Ryan wouldn’t just slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. He would fundamentally alter how those programs work.

Mitt Romney

The long-running feud between moderates and conservatives is over. The wackos have won.

Mitt Romney and family

In a desperate election, nostalgia for an America before the decline is the GOP’s only message.

Demographic trends threaten the party’s electoral future—but it does have another option.

The former DNC chair predicts an Obama victory, says the future of the Supreme Court at stake.

Women are integral not only to the base of the Democratic party's base, but also to its leadership.

One in ten Asian Americans carry hepatitis B, and before the Affordable Care Act, that 10 percent could be denied health insurance based on this pre-existing condition.

Why has brazen lying become intrinsic to GOP strategy? Because the party’s actual agenda is so unpopular, so unworkable and so dangerous.

Blogs

A last-minute directive by the Ohio Secretary of State could discard thousands of provisional ballots, delay the election, and hand the Buckeye State to Mitt Romney.

November 4, 2012

Letters obtained by The Nation show that companies involved in the oil, gas and coal industries are increasingly pushing workers to vote Republican. 

November 3, 2012

Paul Ryan’s not just running for vice president. He’s running against a smart, serious progressive for his US House seat. Unfortunately, Ryan won’t debate his challenger.

November 2, 2012

Insisting on holding a sporting event in the midst of disaster is a microcosm of everything that’s wrong with American politics.

November 2, 2012

Regardless of who wins the presidential election, progressives need to devise a strategy for building a majority.

November 2, 2012

The presidential election will determine if Americans want investment or austerity, and Obama needs to act on his mandate if he wins. 

November 2, 2012

The latest numbers show 171,000 jobs added, plus more than 80,000 gained in revisions to previous months.

November 2, 2012

Matt Romney’s trip to Russia may not only undercut his father’s campaign rhetoric but also invite scrutiny of Romney family business interests. 

November 2, 2012

Romney had good reason not to tell the public about his investments—but he should have told regulators. 

November 1, 2012