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As Sarah Palin goes back to Alaska, take a moment to appreciate some other Sarahs.

Obama's appeal helped the Democrats secure wide gains in the House and Senate.

Energized by Obama's candidacy, expatriate Americans are voting in record numbers this year.

Ralph Nader is a man of political substance trapped in an era of easy lies.

The slumping economy has made GOP smear tactics seem petty and shrill--but they're looking forward to their next shot.

Republicans are scapegoating the respected community advocacy group for Wall Street's disastrous lending spree.

The GOP's machinery of hate has taken on a life of its own.

Sarah Palin's out of her league and a dangerous choice for vice president. Don't Republican leaders have a moral obligation to speak out?

In south Florida, Joe Garcia is taking on the GOP and the Cuban exile establishment.

Democratic candidates are gaining in key Senate races and could tip the balance in the next Congress.


Talking about opportunity alone fails to address the unfairness of the current system.

July 7, 2014

Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.

June 9, 2014

The neverending story of a nonexistent conspiracy.

April 3, 2014

The move to protect Social Security is a huge victory for liberals inside and outside of Congress. 

February 20, 2014

Despite some stutter steps backward, the relationship between business and the modern right has always advanced in the exact same basic direction: toward romance.

November 12, 2013

The Tea Party may be plummeting in public esteem, but it is taking government down with it.

October 15, 2013

The governor’s attack on “cross-endorsements” is really a ploy to ban the pesky third party that stands up to corporate interests.

April 24, 2013

The party has always harbored conservatives and sell-outs to big business and pro-austerity boosters. The point is not to deny them, but to beat them.

March 18, 2013

What’s next for the Democratic Party? Nation writer John Nichols appears on The Ed Show to forecast upcoming legislative battles.

February 11, 2013

Obama’s ‘War on the GOP’ is as real as the liberals’ ‘War on Christmas.’

January 27, 2013