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Whatever his party label, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's firmest loyalties are to Wall Street. Why is his Democratic opponent unwilling to forcefully challenge him on economic issues?

Yes, primaries can be divisive and expensive. But the Democratic Party is usually at its best when it trusts grassroots activists and voters to make choices.

The Nation's editor and publisher, Katrina vanden Heuvel, discusses the danger conservative Democrats pose to fixing our broken healthcare system.

Nation contributor Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann about philandering politicians and why their private affairs matter to the public.

The Republicans may now be "the party of no," but it remains to be seen who exactly the Democrats are.

The Nation's Chris Hayes reflects on the diminishing prospects of a Republican return to the White House in 2012.

Mark Sanford today took the apology press conference to a whole new level, removing yet another name from the ever-shortening list of 2012 GOP presidential contenders.

South Carolina governor and 2012 GOP hopeful Mark Sanford admits to an extra-marital affair, but won't say if he'll resign.

If Democrats don't stand up to the banking lobby, it's unlikely that necessary and real credit reform will take place.

The GOP called a special session to debate a rebranding resolution... for the Democratic Party.

Blogs

Why did Democrats wait until now to make a sharp left economic turn?

January 15, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Morning Joe to discuss how Washington’s recent policy polls reflect American sentiments on the government’s role in leading the country in the wrong direction.

August 6, 2014

Progressives need a counterweight to the ALEC, one built and operated with progressive values in mind. And soon, we might have one.

July 29, 2014

Talking about opportunity alone fails to address the unfairness of the current system.

July 7, 2014

Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.

June 9, 2014

The neverending story of a nonexistent conspiracy.

April 3, 2014

The move to protect Social Security is a huge victory for liberals inside and outside of Congress. 

February 20, 2014

Despite some stutter steps backward, the relationship between business and the modern right has always advanced in the exact same basic direction: toward romance.

November 12, 2013

The Tea Party may be plummeting in public esteem, but it is taking government down with it.

October 15, 2013

The governor’s attack on “cross-endorsements” is really a ploy to ban the pesky third party that stands up to corporate interests.

April 24, 2013