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Katrina vanden Heuvel endorses Eric Schneiderman's "transformational politics," Ari Berman resports on the GOP's "vulture" capitalist, and John Nichols appreciates the "Palin Effect."

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


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