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Election 2014 Debates

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In an exclusive interview with The Nation, David Plouffe, former campaign manager of Obama for America, talks healthcare, messaging, and organizing after election day.

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.

Blogs

A presidential commission has proposed steps to make registering and voting easier. But it does not address the crisis of exceptionally low turnout.

January 22, 2014

Obama is right to address concerns about intelligence gathering. But that's not enough to restore privacy protection.

January 17, 2014

Will 2014 be the year of the liberal moment?

January 3, 2014

Not quite.

December 3, 2013

Environmental groups leveraged millions to make climate change a key issue in the race for governor of Virginia and seats on a Washington State county council.  

November 6, 2013

Off-year elections in 2009 predicted a Tea Party insurgency. This year’s results—not so much.

November 6, 2013

The New Jersey governor gamed the election process to assure that few voters chose the state's new senator: Cory Booker.

October 17, 2013

The government shutdown is all about electoral politics—particularly the gerrymandering of Republican districts and primaries that make compromise impossible.

October 1, 2013

How did the straight, white guy win the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City?

September 11, 2013

The mayor accuses the front-runner to succeed him of waging a “class warfare and racist” campaign. Why? Because de Blasio wants billionaires to pay more taxes.

September 8, 2013