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Nation blogger Melissa Harris-Lacewell on the GOP's love/hate relationship with Sarah Palin, and Democratic dynamics since Obama's victory in 2008.

The only person in 1948 who thought Truman had a chance in 1948 was Harry, and even he wasn't all that convinced.

The moment is ripe for major campaign-finance reform.

We need a new national dialogue to untangle the triumphalist Christian story line that has wrapped itself around our political discourse.

Will the missing issues of gangs, poverty, dropouts, the inner city and policing redefine the presidential debate?

The Nation's Ari Melber explains why the Democratic National Convention will be a game-changer.

By campaigning in the tradition of his hero, Paul Wellstone, Al Franken may have triumphed over the biggest threat to his candidacy--voter skepticism.

How did Hillary go from being simply hawkish on Iran to becoming
completely hellbent on its destruction?

In an open letter to ABC News, a group of journalists and media analysts condemns the network's poor handling of the latest Clinton/Obama faceoff.

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

Blogs

The amendment declares, “Every citizen of the United States, who is of legal voting age, shall have the fundamental right to vote.”

May 13, 2013

Once Mark Sanford won the Republican primary, he was all but certain to win in a district drawn to elect Republicans. That’s how it works in America.

May 8, 2013

Mitt Romney blames bad messaging, but the reality is his proposals were out of touch, especially with minorities.

March 5, 2013

Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?

February 22, 2013

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties, while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

February 6, 2013

Name and shame those who would rig elections, embrace the popular vote, challenge gerrymandering.

January 25, 2013

Name and shame those who would rig elections, embrace the popular vote, challenge gerrymandering.

January 25, 2013

Obama's recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

December 14, 2012

Just a month from Election Day states are already pining for restrictions in the next election.

December 13, 2012

Last week was a big win for President Obama. So what are American voters trying to tell the president about their hopes for his second term? 

November 12, 2012