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

Liza Featherstone on the class action gender discrimination suit against Wal-Mart; John Nichols on net neutrality

James North on Haiti, John Nichols on the Working Families Party

Tom Engelhardt on Chalmers Johnson; Denise Di Stephan on fair pay

Katrina vanden Heuvel asks, are the millionaires in Congress are out of touch with the American public? In a word: yes.

Faced with the cynical coverage of the mainstream media, what can ordinary Americans do to work toward an alternative that more accurately reflects the problems facing our country today?

Liliana Segura on the death penalty in Texas, John Nichols on ranked-choice voting in Oakland and Carmina Ocampo on access to public universities for undocumented immigrants in California

In light of the controversy surrounding Olbermann's campaign donations, should journalists be barred from being involved in politics?

Liliana Segura on the sentencing of Oscar Grant's killer, Kate Murphy on the achievement gap in public schools and Jennifer O'Mahoney on Oklahoma's attempt to ban sharia law

Blogs

The “party of ‘no’ ” has no agreement on what is yes.

November 11, 2014

California’s voters defied national trends.

November 5, 2014

Last night was not much more than a flailing, inchoate protest vote against the status quo.

November 5, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Don’t despair that a stalwart New Deal liberal is retiring; celebrate the arrival of a new generation of populist movements and the ascendant wing of the Democratic Party.

September 24, 2014

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