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With leading Republicans facing the slammer and Bush in a tailspin,
fate has given liberals a huge opportunity. Americans already
share our values--we need a new language to help connect peoples'
deepest needs to the liberal vision.

Though her style is not dramatic, Harriet Miers is definitely
enough of a fanatic to sit on the Bush Supreme Court.

Once seen as the vehicle of hope and reform, California Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger looks increasingly like an oil-burning jalopy of
politics-as-usual.

Young Republican activists on campus love George
W. Bush and zealously support the war. But are they willing to fight?
Not really.

An endorsement from James Dobson is scary enough, but the vituperative attack on Harriet Miers by the right raises other questions about why some conservatives are agitated about her nomination.

The Gulf Coast hurricanes could dislodge decades-long conservative
domination of US politics, but only if Democrats offer an alternative
vision of government and society to voters.

The Wicked Witch stomps in his defense and the wise old tortoise
explains his reasoning. But Mother Courage knows the truth behind
William Bennett's racist comments.

Tom DeLay's indictment on criminal conspiracy charges comes at a moment of acute public awareness of the culture of corruption the GOP has created. What happens next is up to the Democrats.

The waning political power of the Bush Administration
poses a huge opportunity for Democrats to revitalize the party and
challenge the President's flawed vision of hurricane recovery and
continuing involvement in Iraq.

The Gulf Coast hurricanes have raised new questions
about the integrity and competence of the American Red Cross to respond
to national emergencies. In this report from The Nation
archive, Linda Heller raised early alarms. July 1, 1996, issue

Blogs

How Commentary and Israel's Six-Day War informed the neoconservative movement (or didn't).

April 1, 2011

Why are the Republicans going after a history professor who calls himself a “centrist”?

March 28, 2011

Is there data proving that liberals get interrupted more on political television? And who's fault is that?

March 18, 2011

Stacey Abrams fights the antiabortion wackos so you don’t have to.

March 16, 2011

Fiscal hawks in the US and Britain define policy while ignoring catastrophe.

March 15, 2011

Looking at an unhappy future shaped by family planning cuts.

March 15, 2011

Conservatives' hyperbolic attacks distort the objectives of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

March 14, 2011

Scott Walker has taken Wisconsin, a state so chock-full of “Midwestern nice,” you need insulin after talking to the locals, and turned it into a place where people are talking General Strike. Seriously.

March 10, 2011

Under the guidelines, patients would be told that women generally don’t suffer any psychological harm as a result of having an abortion.

March 9, 2011

Huckabee seemed folksy and friendly—until he started squawking that President Obama grew up in Kenya.

March 7, 2011