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Democrats who want to deny Howard Dean the party's 2004 presidential
nomination have a new issue: They are complaining that the front-runner
is insufficiently unequivocal in his support for Isr

When activists began cobbling together a Draft Wesley Clark for
President campaign, their Internet initiative looked to be longer on
idealism than pragmatism. George W.

The tangled web that a narrow Supreme Court majority wove to shut down
the Florida recount of presidential ballots in December 2000 made it
possible for Republican George W.

Two questions will dominate the 2004 presidential campaign: how to make
the United States secure in an age of terror, and how to get the economy
to work for all Americans. George W.

After a summer of tending to the grassroots, the Democrats who aspire to
their party's 2004 presidential nomination were busy harvesting support
from key constituencies around Labor Day.

Beating up on neocons used to be a specialize sport without wide appeal. With all due false modesty I offer myself as an early practitioner.

While the national media gaze has fixed upon the battle to move a
two-and-a-half-ton Ten Commandments monument out of view in the state's
judiciary building, Alabama is about to have its most i

Bush's "compassionate conservatism" is a deft--and dishonest--strategy.

Kathy Boudin's parole from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility after
twenty-two years is welcome and overdue.

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Paul is wrong about a lot of things. But his willingness to defend civil liberties without apology, to criticize dictators and the US policies that support them, to call for bringing troops home, to attack the military-industrial complex and to condemn bank bailouts and crony capitalism is not just on target. It’s compelling.

February 14, 2011

Tenant leaders around the country unite for Valentine's Day demonstrations and direct actions against cuts to Housing and Urban Development programs.

February 14, 2011

She turns down prime invite from Conservative Political Action Conference. Why? A rival suggests she's tends to skip conservative events in favor of paying gigs. And... the claws come out.

February 12, 2011

The Ohio congressman says challenge would help the president by forcing him to rethink his stands on jobs, taxes, war—and to respect the Democratic base. Updated.

February 11, 2011

Lately, when the term “bipartisan compromise” is tossed around, it tends to mean that Democrats are giving in to the Republican position on issues, or that women's rights are being sacrificed to some larger purpose.

February 10, 2011

I don’t begrudge Wendy Kaminer her determination to defend Citizens United. But I do wish that she would come up with her own arguments for why she thinks the justices were right to allow unlimited contributions from corporate treasuries to flood the electoral landscape.

February 10, 2011

After the death of the DLC, The Nation's Ari Berman explores whether the Democratic Party benefited from their organizing.

February 9, 2011

An Republican-to-Democrat convert who became an unlikely hero of progressives in 2006, his win tipped the Senate to the Democrats. Webb’s decision to depart makes the challenge of retaining Senate control all that much harder for his adopted party. Democrats’ best prospect: look for another edgy economic populist like Webb. UPDATED

February 9, 2011

For progressive Democrats, the impending death of the Democratic Leadership Council is long overdue.

February 8, 2011

Sarah Palin, in her first comments on Egypt, managed to make no sense at all.

February 6, 2011