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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

 If Huckabee is worried about glamorizing teen pregnancy, he need look no farther than his own political party. 

March 6, 2011

On abortion and birth control, it's old men with red-ish neckties versus poor women of color.

March 3, 2011

How many Americans know that Governor Walker gave $140 million in tax breaks to corporations—right before he announced this fiscal year’s deficit of $137 million? 

March 1, 2011

Black History Month and Women's History Month are not enough—and the consequences of our collective historical ignorance are profound.

February 28, 2011

As Democrats and Republicans hammer out a temporary deal to prevent a government shutdown, GOP presidential candidates are cheering the doomsday scenario.

February 28, 2011

Sarah Posner reports on homophobia, Islamophobia and presidential hopefuls at the annual conference of conservative activists known as CPAC.

February 15, 2011

A proposed bill to end collective bargaining for nearly all public employees has mobilized the state's students to protect teacher's unions.

February 15, 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

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

February 6, 2011

Both Ronald Reagan and Hubert Humphrey were born in 1911. Reagan said: "If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes... it is his right to do so.” Humphrey embraced "the great fight for civil rights in America!" No wonder Reagan called Humphrey "one of the ablest men in public life.” 

February 6, 2011