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According to Chalmers Johnson, Bush's imperial presidency may be the final chapter in the collapse of American democracy.

Iraq has become a liability the GOP can hardly afford.

As he observes his eighty-fifth birthday, here's a tribute to 'the most decent man in the US Senate,' who has left his mark on politics and on the American people.

By refusing to negotiate at home and abroad, Bush has become isolated and dangerous.

The South is more purple than red, and Democrats don't need to sell their souls to win it back.

Bush is on the defensive. The GOP is mired in corruption. The media are waking up. Civil liberties are beginning to matter. See? Good things did happen in 2005.

2005 added up to this: No credibility for the President, or for the Democrats, or for the New York Times, which took a year to figure out whether the Constitution is worth fighting for. 2006 should be exciting.

Compassionate conservativism n. An expensively cultivated
phrase created by a decades-old and well-funded Radical Right program
of Orwellian doublespeak.

While Rahm Emanuel sticks with a "stay-the-course" approach,
despite polls that show Americans want out of Iraq, Carl Levin becames
the latest high-level leader to make a compelling argument for
withdrawal.

How can the left build a new majority? EMILY's List has a big piece
of the answer.

Blogs

The “party of ‘no’ ” has no agreement on what is yes.

November 11, 2014

California’s voters defied national trends.

November 5, 2014

Last night was not much more than a flailing, inchoate protest vote against the status quo.

November 5, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Don’t despair that a stalwart New Deal liberal is retiring; celebrate the arrival of a new generation of populist movements and the ascendant wing of the Democratic Party.

September 24, 2014

An embattled senator focused on increasing participation—especially by voters worried about austerity cuts—and won.

June 25, 2014

Following the Supreme Court’s decision gutting the VRA, we’re seeing the greatest attack on voting rights since Reconstruction.

June 24, 2014

The Nation’s editor celebrated the recent successes of the Affordable Care Act in a roundtable on ABC’s This Week.

February 18, 2014

Like Sisyphus, each generation of Democrats is forced to prove to pundits that finally, this time, they've really truly nominated a “moderate.” They’re always doomed to futility.

October 2, 2013

Are the people who predict catastrophies and disasters—and are dissenters in the press—marginalized, even after they predict outcomes?

June 4, 2013