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Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens?

How a Republican strategy to control politics on a local level affects the entire nation—politically, socially and beyond.

The GOP's New Southern Strategy

Republicans are using the redistricting process to undermine minority voting power and ensure their party's dominance.

The electoral process has been occupied by the 1 percent—which means that what you hear in this “campaign” is largely refracted versions of their views, their needs, their fears, and their wishes.

Barack Obama

At the Project New West Summit, Democrats and progressive leaders debated electoral strategies for the pivotal Western region.

Why is one of the leading Republican candidates for president trying to stop the direct election of senators?

Barack Obama

The Democrats’ loss in New York's 9th District was an ominous rebuke to the president. Good thing he won’t be suggesting entitlement reform next week.

The Republicans’ dramatic overreach in states from Wisconsin to Maine has created openings for substantial Democratic victories in unexpected territory.

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Romney wins New Hampshire as 60 percent of primary voters reject him. Now he'll play the victim, arguing that the party must unite against Gingrich charge that Romney’s a “looter.”

January 11, 2012

John Nichols, on the ground in New Hampshire, reports that the Republican presidential candidates are scaring even their fellow Republicans.

January 10, 2012

What will it take to overturn Citizens United—perhaps a viral video? With The Nation’s own Katrina vanden Heuvel, Jim Hightower and more...

January 10, 2012

Nichols says Walker has "very bad judgment in the people he hires and trusts."

January 6, 2012

Two debates this weekend in New Hampshire will see some ugliness. It begins with Newt Gingrich’s stalking of Mitt Romney. But it is likely to get even uglier when Gingrich clashes with Ron Paul.

January 6, 2012

The paper that knows Romney best, the Boston Globe, dismisses him as a blank slate who is “merely checking boxes on the GOP playlist.”

January 6, 2012

In Iowa, Santorum ran unexpectedly well in factory and union towns. To a far greater extent than the other GOP candidates, he talked about renewing US industries. Now he proposes to do the same in New Hampshire, even as the Club for Growth grumbles.

January 5, 2012

In announcing his appointment of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, President Obama doubles-down on his populist rhetoric. 

January 4, 2012

“Move to Amend” proposals, uncommitted votes, anti-war votes for Ron Paul and occupying: Iowa progressives will use the caucuses to send messages.

January 3, 2012

Newt will likely finish fourth or fifth in Iowa. What comes next? Rick Santorum, your fifteen minutes have arrived.

December 28, 2011