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Karen Lewis

Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis is eyeing Mayor Emanuel’s job.

Watch some of the most outlandish statements about our changing climate at last week’s Values Voter Summit.

NSA headquarters

US intelligence has been blindside by the rise and spread of ISIS and the collapse of the Iraqi army.

Norm Coleman

As the Obama administration counts on Saudi Arabia as a key ally against ISIS, the kingdom flexes its muscles in Washington.

Protest Rally

Because our leaders didn’t listen, or listened too late, the end came in Vietnam as a total catastrophe. It’s not too late to avoid a repeat in Syria.

Andrew Cuomo’s challenger for Governor of New York State didn’t beat him in the primary, but she did prove that no candidate is invincible.

A new crop of progressive populists is winning primaries across the nation and challenging Clintonian orthodoxy.

Mitch McConnell

In remarks made at a secret Koch donor conference and leaked to The Nation, the Senate minority leader doubles down on obstructionism and crony capitalism.

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Read all the pieces in The Nation’s special issue on the new wave of racial justice organizing.

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Should the guy moderating a Senate election debate think that the midterm Senate elections are important?

October 21, 2014

Be afraid, be very afraid.

October 21, 2014

Law professor and State Senator Jamie Raskin is planning on introducing a bill that could put a dent in corporations’ ability to influence our elections.  

October 21, 2014

Mitch McConnell isn’t a stranger to doubting science—he also pushed back on medical anti-smoking claims while accepting lavish industry gifts.

October 21, 2014

In three of four major voting rights cases in the past month, the Supreme Court has ruled to restrict voting rights. 

October 20, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014

It may be tough to get voters enthused about midterm elections, but organizers working to get black women to the polls are determined.

October 17, 2014

Why opposing a wage increase while simultaneously bashing government assistance isn’t just callous—it’s also dumb policy.

October 16, 2014

John Nichols appeared on All In with Chris Hayes Wednesday night to talk about how the minimum wage debate in Wisconsin could doom Scott Walker’s re-election campaign and tank his presidential ambitions.

October 16, 2014