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This essay, from the November 11, 1960 issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on presidential politics, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

Four years ago, Ralph Nader justified his third-party campaign on the grounds that the two parties represented nothing more than "Tweedledum and Tweedledee." As Americans die by the thousand in I

The presidential pageant has now risen full in the sky and is blocking out the sun.

It's one measure of the decay--and the promise--of American political discourse that Seymour Hersh's Chain of Command arrives at a moment when John O'Neill and Jerome Corsi's Unfit for

With some street smarts, he might call those Republican bums out.

We're pleased to announce that this article, originally posted on September 14, 2004, has won the Deadline Club's Online News Exclusive for 2005, beating out Newsday and Business Week.

Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

I. It's My Birthday and I'll Lie if I Need To

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Democrats hope demographic changes will translate into a win in November.

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Wisconsin governor kicks off his 2016 presidential bid by ordering homestate dissenters arrested and ticketed—for singing.

July 29, 2013

A new study highlights the vital role high African-American turnout played in 2012. Activists say voters were “outraged and energized” over threats to voting rights. Both parties should take notice.

April 29, 2013

Walker's planned memoir, identified as a "call to action" for conservatives, is widely seen as an opening gambit in his play for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

March 26, 2013

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties, while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

February 6, 2013

The latest proposal being floated in Pennsylvania for redistributing electoral votes has the same goal as the last plan: allowing a Republican loser to "win" the presidency.

February 5, 2013

Be very, very careful about the proliferating arguments that demographics show that Republicans are on their way out for good.

February 4, 2013

If the state GOP's effort to reconfigure electoral college tallying would have been law last year, hundreds of thousands of black voters would have waited hours in line for nothing. 

January 30, 2013

The Republican National Committee votes to retain its chairman, whose plan to renew the party is… cheating.

January 28, 2013

Name and shame those who would rig elections, embrace the popular vote, challenge gerrymandering.

January 25, 2013

By changing the distribution of electoral votes to rely on results of gerrymandered congressional districts, Priebus plan would game the system for GOP.

January 14, 2013