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The poor guy is obviously dyslexic, and dyslexic to the point of near-illiteracy.

I still think third-party politics is mostly a crock, but then, so is two-party politics.

Talk about surprise Hollywood endings.

President Bush was not deterred by lack of expertise when it came to deciding a highly specialized scientific issue.

Less than a hour after George Bush concluded his party's
have-a-nice-election convention with a vapid but beyond-the-expectations
acceptance speech, a source deep within the Gore camp called me

When Dubya picked Dick Cheney as his running mate, the little screen was
awash in flatulent flatteries from the chattering classes: "a grown-up,"
"presidential," "all steak and no sizzle" were

Ralph Nader, America's indomitable public citizen, is the one great man
in this presidential election.

It must be some playful new postmodernist form of politics: First you
spend years ranting about the plutocracy that has supplanted American
democracy and is rapidly devouring the planet.

Paying off the national debt used to be an obsession of Calvinist
fundamentalists on the fringes of the Republican Party, but this year it
is the boldest banner held aloft by the Democratic Par

Blogs

In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.

January 21, 2015

The president’s request for a quick trade deal was met with silence.

January 21, 2015

More than a wish list, he offers a framework for 2015 legislative fights and the 2016 campaign.

January 20, 2015

The new senator from Iowa credits the billionaires and their allies: they “really started my trajectory.”

January 20, 2015

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

January 18, 2015

The president wants cities to be able to innovate with municipal broadband systems.

January 15, 2015

Following a career of more than forty years, Bill Moyers retires.

January 13, 2015

In The Nation Jonathan Schell laid to rest any comparisons between Clinton’s crimes, such as they were, and those of Richard Nixon.

January 7, 2015

Previously critical of the former president’s “half-baked Rooseveltian socialism,” by the time of his death The Nation had swung to the left. We saw TR as “a voice crying in the wilderness,” who couldn’t make it to the promised land.

January 6, 2015