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Could a combination of philanthropy and social justice advocacy help progressives overcome the influence of corporate money to achieve real change?

The Rally for Sanity gathered Americans who equate political sanity with studiousness and curiosity.

Why don't voters know more about Obama's accomplishments?

John Nichols on Sen. Russ Feingold's loss, Ari Berman on Democratic wins in Colorado and Kate Murphy on Arizona's new ban on affirmative action.

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins a panel of journalists, writers and political strategists to dissect the Democrat's prospects for this year's midterm elections.

Last night, Katrina vanden Heuvel squared off against Reason.com's Nick Gillespie on CNN's Parker Spitzer.

Ryan Devereaux on what WikiLeaks tell us about war crimes, Jeff Biggers on coalfield justice and Kate Murphy on discrimination against women in the workplace

Bruce Shapiro on Virginia Thomas's phone call to Anita Hill; Jennifer O'Mahony on Murdoch Corp's attempt to expand in Britain

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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

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