Nation Topics - Campaigns and Elections | The Nation

Topic Page

Nation Topics - Campaigns and Elections




News and Features

The retired Cuban dictator has played a vital role in every U.S. presidential election for the last fifty years.

How Saul Alinsky would plan Obama's inauguration, and his government.

The independent candidate discusses Obama, healthcare, and why the heck he's running.

Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel debates Pat Buchanan on the cost of war, and why The Nation supports Barack Obama.

The Nation's Political Correspondent breaks down who these "superdelegates" really are, and what they could mean to the Clinton/Obama race.

On the eve of Super Tuesday, The Nation's DC editor explains why he thinks Barack Obama is the better choice to build a real progressive majority.

Inspired by The Nation's intrepid reporting, Stephen Colbert asks what would have been if he'd stayed on the South Carolina ballot.

Undone in South Carolina by the Bush campaign's dirty tricks in 2000, John McCain now turns to the man who smeared him.

If we don't fix the nominating process this year, it will be even worse in 2012.

"Because Washington has no urban agenda, the cities in this country are doing poorly. Unemployment is up. Faith in the economy has gone down. Crime has gone up."


Demographic trends continue to favor the Democrats, but will that be enough to save their majority?

June 30, 2010

There must be something to celebrate in the fact that the Thurmond name is no longer magic in the state that gave us States' Rights.

June 23, 2010

The progressive groups that unsuccessfully backed Bill Halter in Arkansas scored a victory with Elaine Marshall in North Carolina Tuesday night.

June 22, 2010

It is not often that a candidate in a tight US Senate race says something significant about the Middle East peace process—or the lack of a process. Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak has done so, with a call for the US to act as a "respected ally to serve as an independent 'honest broker.' "

June 14, 2010

Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman buys a Republican nomination for governor, while former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina buys the party's nod for US Senate. If you're a California Republican, it is good to be rich.

June 11, 2010

Are monied women now running for office going to put their tight-fist fiscal conservativism or their faux feminism first?

June 10, 2010

Dick Durbin and Donna Edwards are behind legislation to create a public campaign financing system and a constitutional amendment granting Congress the authority to regulate corporate campaign expenditures.

June 10, 2010

In case anyone was wondering where the White House stands vis-à-vis its base these days, the defeat of Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter makes it pretty stark.

June 9, 2010

The bottom line on Blanche Lincoln's win is simple: Bill Clinton got her renominated. Even Lincoln says his effort on her behalf in the Arkansas Democratic Senate runoff campaign was "amazing."

June 9, 2010

Embattled Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln edged challenger Bill Halter in Arkansas. But Republican incumbents and insiders were facing Tea Party turbulence in other Southern states.

June 9, 2010