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John Kerry can win, given George W. Bush's incompetence, and White House strategists realize that.

I'm riding an elevator in downtown Boston. There is a sign warning of travel restrictions during the last week of July. A woman gets on. We both stare ahead as per elevator etiquette.

In canned obits that papers keep,
The second graf relates
The fact that Nader gave us Bush,
Through votes in several states.

TRANSCRIPT OF THE OCTOBER 28, 2004, SPEECH, FROM THE OVAL OFFICE, BY GEORGE W. BUSH

My Fellow Citizens,

A friend of mine in Los Angeles reports listening to a radio station that caters to middle-class African-Americans and hearing repeatedly from hosts and callers that there's little difference bet

Rosa DeLauro, the savvy Connecticut Congresswoman whom Democratic leaders and the Kerry for President campaign put in charge of drafting the party's 2004 platform, says, "It reflects John Kerry.

As Democrats prepare for their convention in Boston, they should ponder the city's catalytic role in American history.

This essay, from the July 17, 1948, 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 the Democratic Party, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

Never let it be said that John Kerry rushes to judgement.

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If Republicans want to be more appealing, they should return to their roots as a party that put “the man (and woman) before the dollar.”

February 18, 2014

Talking up Pope Francis and unions, the veep lays down his marker.

February 10, 2014

Now that a key player in New Jersey’s bridge scandal is challenging the governor's defenses, Christie is in for a long hard ride at home—not a  presidential campaign.

January 31, 2014

Revelations about how his aides and allies played retribution politics reinforce concerns about the Republican governor's presidential prospects.

January 8, 2014

Despite all the spin about his “reform-minded” independence, the 2016 contender is a entirely predictable political careerist.

November 26, 2013

The independent senator is a reluctant prospect. But he says the times demand a progressive alternative to politics as usual.

November 19, 2013

Democrats need to embrace the senator’s populist policies and rhetoric.

November 12, 2013

The governor thinks his victory will take him far down the presidential trail. Don’t bet on it.

November 6, 2013

In return for allowing the debt ceiling to rise, House Republicans are promoting the agenda voters rejected in 2012.

September 26, 2013

Amend the Constitution so that all citizens can seek the presidency.

August 20, 2013