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John Nichols on the primary winners and losers, Ari Berman on governor's races, and kudos for Katha Pollitt

Eyal Press on the passing of Tony Judt; Ari Berman on the movement against Citizens United

The Nation's Ari Melber and Andrew Langer of the Institute for Liberty debate the reason the Tea Party lost to the GOP in three primaries this week.

Katrina vanden Heuvel on the passing of Iris Dornfeld McWilliams; Rajeshree Sisodia on new accountability for energy firms.

Liliana Segura on the Oscar Grant verdict, John Nichols on real financial reform and Paul Buhle on Harvey Pekar

John Nichols on Senator Robert Byrd's life and legacy, Ari Berman on North Carolina's State Senate race and Dana Frank on the one-year anniversary of the coup in Honduras

Esther Kaplan on indictments of New Orleans police officers in the shooting death of Henry Glover.

Ari Berman on Arkansas, Nicholas Kusnetz on Nikki Haley, and kudos for Katrina.

John Nichols on the Democratic response to the Israeli attack on aid ships bound for Gaza, Viggo Mortensen on Dennis Hopper, and our fifth annual student writing contest

Ed Morales on students striking in Puerto Rico, Greg Kaufmann on the right to rent, John Nichols on the real cost of war


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

Nichols says Walker has "very bad judgment in the people he hires and trusts."

January 6, 2012

Alterman on comedy and Crosby, Stills and Nash and Reed on media's political coverage bias. 

November 11, 2011