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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.

Blogs

Members of Congress need to feel the heat on the Stop Internet Piracy Act. Here’s how a bold progressive challenger and digital activists forced Paul Ryan to come out against SOPA. It’s a smart model for winning this fight.

January 18, 2012

Walker has told allies there’s “no doubt” that Republican governors would back off attacks on unions if he loses.

January 18, 2012

As we approach the second anniversary of the disastrous Citizens United decision, a court case in Montana sets up the first direct challenge to the ruling.

January 17, 2012

Racially inflammatory statements marked last night’s GOP debate on MLK Day.

January 17, 2012

540,208 signatures are required to force the antilabor governor to face a new election. Activists gathered almost double that number.

January 17, 2012

Facing a recall threat, Wisconsin's governor is aggressively raising money... in Austin. With a $250,000 check from the guy who funded “Swift Boat” ads, and more from Rick Perry’s inner circle, Walker’s trolling in Texas.

January 12, 2012

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