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The focus of left politics must be to change the terms of a debate that leaves us with impoverished choices. It's only in the context of a shriveled political imagination that that looks like nihilism.

The power brokers of both parties are already busy trying to shut down debate and shut out alternatives for 2016.

Chile election

Marca Tu Voto AC, a citizens’ group, is spearheading the national effort to overhaul Chile’s 1980 constitution. 

Bill de Blasio at a rally

The mayoral hopeful is one of the most high-profile politicians to come out in support of the growing movement for low-wage workers’ rights.

Bill de Blasio Wins the primary.

Why his campaign for NYC mayor has ignited the passion of New York’s progressives.

Bill de Blasio

For the first time in years, class politics are creeping back onto the New York campaign trail.

Aleksei Navalny

The anti-corruption activist’s mayoral campaign in Moscow is dividing voters, while testing the country’s diminished opposition party.

Last week, eight candidates in New York City's upcoming mayoral election spoke on issues of policing and criminal justice at a forum co-sponsored by The Nation.

It's not just the government and corporations who are tracking your cell and computer use: politicians on the campaign trail are some of the biggest data snoopers around. 

Blogs

Romney wins New Hampshire as 60 percent of primary voters reject him. Now he'll play the victim, arguing that the party must unite against Gingrich charge that Romney’s a “looter.”

January 11, 2012

John Nichols, on the ground in New Hampshire, reports that the Republican presidential candidates are scaring even their fellow Republicans.

January 10, 2012

What will it take to overturn Citizens United—perhaps a viral video? With The Nation’s own Katrina vanden Heuvel, Jim Hightower and more...

January 10, 2012

Nichols says Walker has "very bad judgment in the people he hires and trusts."

January 6, 2012

Two debates this weekend in New Hampshire will see some ugliness. It begins with Newt Gingrich’s stalking of Mitt Romney. But it is likely to get even uglier when Gingrich clashes with Ron Paul.

January 6, 2012

The paper that knows Romney best, the Boston Globe, dismisses him as a blank slate who is “merely checking boxes on the GOP playlist.”

January 6, 2012

In Iowa, Santorum ran unexpectedly well in factory and union towns. To a far greater extent than the other GOP candidates, he talked about renewing US industries. Now he proposes to do the same in New Hampshire, even as the Club for Growth grumbles.

January 5, 2012

In announcing his appointment of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, President Obama doubles-down on his populist rhetoric. 

January 4, 2012

“Move to Amend” proposals, uncommitted votes, anti-war votes for Ron Paul and occupying: Iowa progressives will use the caucuses to send messages.

January 3, 2012

Newt will likely finish fourth or fifth in Iowa. What comes next? Rick Santorum, your fifteen minutes have arrived.

December 28, 2011