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President Boris Yeltsin's firing of his fifth Prime Minister in seventeen months and Russia's renewed war in the Caucasus are stark signs of his regime's instability, desperation and "agony," the

Let 1999 go down in electoral history as the year the "wealth primary"--a term coined by Jamin Raskin and John Bonifaz in law review articles to describe the period of early fundraising before th

How do you beat a sitting vice president in a presidential nomination contest? There's no established game plan, because no one's ever done it.

The presidential election is sixteen months away, but candidates are already fanning out across the land, garnering dollars and media exposure.

Completely confident, they know that--fair
And square, on issues--they'll defeat George Bush.
But still, where is that famous picture where

On April 30, 1992, Bill Bradley strode to the podium of the US Senate. The previous night, riots had erupted in Los Angeles following a not-guilty verdict in the first Rodney King trial.

How will we know when women have achieved equality? Male politicians will all be bachelors.

Republicans seem rather sour
About the run of Gary Bauer.
But Democrats are glad to greet
The one opponent Gore might beat.

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For some people of color, voting in 2012 may be a matter of life and death. 

November 1, 2012

Groups that swore not to back the controversial candidate now are—but it probably won’t matter.

November 1, 2012

For three months TheNation.com has pushed for a substantive conversation about poverty in the presidential campaign. Today the Obama campaign responds.

November 1, 2012

The US Chamber of Commerce is likely going to spend $100 million on the election, but where is the money coming from?

October 31, 2012

The To-FEMA-Or-Not-To-FEMA belies a bigger problem with the political priorities of this country.

October 31, 2012

A real magician never reveals his secrets.

October 31, 2012

Like the hurricane itself, slash-and-burn government hurts the most vulnerable the most, but it threatens all of us eventually.

October 31, 2012

To have a massive, natural catastrophe so close to a presidential election is an unprecedented phenomenon in US history.

October 30, 2012

With not enough time for sleazy moves to backfire, opportunists are pulling out all the stops.

October 30, 2012

Which candidate's final-stretch strategy will be enough to win the presidency? 

October 30, 2012