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The author and activist doesn't have a utopia to offer, but rather, warns of a dystopia to avoid.

Voting in Hoboken, New Jersey

County clerks are reporting inaccessible polling stations, damaged absentee ballots and mass confusion about where and how to vote on Tuesday.

The one key way in which Romney's foreign policy differs from Obama's.

A vote for Obama in a swing state is a no-brainer, because, on a host of issues, there is a vast partisan difference that should not be ignored.

If Mitt Romney wins, the upside will be that I get to be taxed at the same rate he has enjoyed as one of the nation's most skillful hedge fund hustlers.

President Barack Obama

Obama will carry the youth vote, but turnout is key, especially among young Latino voters in swing states.

The Republican ticket’s reactionary conservation policies would sell off America’s “crown jewels.”

Union march

Democratic candidates haven’t always had labor’s back—but Republicans are intent on ending collective bargaining altogether.

If pro-charter proposals in Washington State or Georgia pass this November, that will mark the first time charter schools have won at the ballot box.

No TV ads, no fancy consultants. The staunchly progressive Vermont senator is coasting toward re-election by talking about real issues, listening to voters and organizing.

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Calling for a climate-change vote, the mayor says: “In just fourteen months, two hurricanes have forced us to evacuate neighborhoods—something our city government had never done before. If this is a trend, it is simply not sustainable.”

November 1, 2012

Repealing Obamacare would make it impossible for many people with disabilities to join the workforce. 

November 1, 2012

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