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Despite the frigid weather, the line to get into Hammerstein Ballroom snaked all the way down Manhattan's 34th Street the night of January 12. Vendors hawked shirts with slogans like "George W.

Iowa and New Hampshire are important, but it takes 2,162 delegates to win.

There is no segment of Americans more attuned to Ralph Nader's prophetic themes than Nation readers--many of whom supported his presidential candidacy in 2000.

Here comes the sequel to the Scalia Clones and Thomas Clowns.

The Democratic Party has come a long way from the "lockbox" economics of 2000.

When televangelist gloated about a Bush 'blowout' delivered by God, perhaps it was a heaven-sent warning.

Ralph Nader has finally figured out how to unite Democrats and Greens.

Many people believed at the time that the trauma of 9/11 would change the world. My feeling was that our American response would be far more crucial.

Petulance is seldom considered a prime presidential attribute. George W. Bush's smirk notwithstanding, Americans prefer adults as Presidents.

Blogs

McConnell fights for “the little guy” at a secret billionaire summit.

June 18, 2014

The Tea Party is losing influence, and centrist Republicans are losing patience with it.

June 18, 2014

The federal government is really bad at preserving records—and this has led to many scandals.

June 18, 2014

Kentucky’s US Senate race takes off-the-record to the public.

June 17, 2014

Dispatches from the party of "no" (and not much else).

June 17, 2014

There are some political races in America that are classic examples of a healthy democracy in action. Kentucky’s US Senate race is not one of them.

June 16, 2014

Clinton reverts back to one of the worst Bush-era tropes on the war.

June 16, 2014

At Romney event in Utah, Christie says about Bridgegate, “It will be fine.”

June 16, 2014

Why Stephen Cohen believes that the United States’ ongoing inimical relationship with Russia is a “betrayal of American national interests.”

June 16, 2014

From Bergdahl to the Las Vegas cop killers, Fox and friends enter Orwell’s “Eastasia.”

June 16, 2014