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Connor Guy on Washington State's pot politics, Robert Dreyfuss on NATO's civilian casualties, plus a new election blog from Greg Mitchell

Jacob Remes on the student strikes in Quebec; plus, a well-deserved prize for Katha Pollitt

Emily Douglas on NARAL president Nancy Keenan, and Daniel Denvir on Philadelphia’s attack on public schools

Peter Kornbluh on Obama and Cuba, Salamishah Tillet on boycotting marriage, George Zornick on Eric Griego v. Wall Street crooks, plus a new project on poverty by Barbara Ehrenreich and the Institute for Policy Studies.

Richard Kim on Obama and same-sex marriage, Connor Guy on the truth about Tasers, Hannah Murphy on Activist New York

George Zornick on Al Armendariz and the EPA, John Nichols on Michigan’s Emergency Manager law, Katrina vanden Heuvel on Russia’s Pussy Riot case

Elizabeth Whitman on participatory budgeting, Jessica Valenti on dirty tricks against Planned Parenthood, Scott Sherman on the fight over the New York Public Library, plus: the death penalty on trial

John Nichols on a big win against ALEC, Josh Eidelson on the killing of labor activist Aminul Islam, Melinda Tuhus on Connecticut's abolition compromise

George Zornick scrutinizes Obama’s stance on campaign finance reform, Laura Bolt reports on the Supreme Court’s strip-search ruling and the editors congratulate John Nichols on winning the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism.


Jonathan Capehart dares to ask, and too many on the left don’t want to hear about it.

March 20, 2015

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