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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

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