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John Nichols on Wisconsin’s war on workers, Molly O’Toole on the launch of US Uncut

John Nichols on the AOL/Huffington Post merger, Ari Berman on the Democratic Leadership Council's demise and Riddhi Shah on invisible government benefits

Ari Berman on the neocon attack on Mohamed ElBaradei, John Nichols on the Florida ruling against the healthcare bill and Kate Murphy on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

John Nichols on Keith Olbermann, JoAnn Wypejewski on photographer Milton Rogovin

In year three, will Obama heed the lessons of Clinton or Reagan?

Robert Dreyfuss on the Cuban embargo, John Nichols on the new RNC chair

John Nichols on Tom DeLay, Isabel Macdonald on donor aid to Haiti

John Nichols on filibuster reform; Ari Berman on Obama's new chief of staff, Bill Daley.

The next Congress will see terror in everything.

On The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, Katrina vanden Heuvel commends Bernie Sanders for standing up for the marginalized voices in the tax debate.


An embattled senator focused on increasing participation—especially by voters worried about austerity cuts—and won.

June 25, 2014

Following the Supreme Court’s decision gutting the VRA, we’re seeing the greatest attack on voting rights since Reconstruction.

June 24, 2014

The Nation’s editor celebrated the recent successes of the Affordable Care Act in a roundtable on ABC’s This Week.

February 18, 2014

Like Sisyphus, each generation of Democrats is forced to prove to pundits that finally, this time, they've really truly nominated a “moderate.” They’re always doomed to futility.

October 2, 2013

Are the people who predict catastrophies and disasters—and are dissenters in the press—marginalized, even after they predict outcomes?

June 4, 2013

Our sticky, rickety ability to govern forces us to incessantly choose policy choices from the bad/dumb end of the solution continuum.

December 13, 2012

Could dark money groups help Romney overcome the Obama campaign’s “ground game” advantage? 

October 29, 2012

Condoleezza Rice is at the RNC, Christine Todd Whitman is in the New York Times. GOP women have a long history of cynicism.

August 30, 2012

Why are commentators comparing unrelated political attacks as though they were equivalent?

May 22, 2012

If so many people believe voter fraud exists, it’s because groups like this have spread myths while suppressing the truth.

May 1, 2012