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Instead of an endless platform of policy ideas, progressives need to tell a shared narrative.

Jon Wiener on honoring Walter Moseley; John Nichols on Jim Hightower's populism

Maria Margaronis on a Nation intern's making good; Erin Schumaker on non-criminal deportations at ICE.

Nation Senior Editor Richard Kim discusses the Cloward-Piven strategy and how Glenn Beck believes it's behind America's imminent collapse.

John Nichols explains why he is excited about the possibilities for progressive reform to the healthcare bill.

Esther Kaplan on Massey Energy and mine safety; John Nichols on WikiLeaks and collateral murder

John Nichols on the public option, remixed; Frederick Deknatel on sanctioning Arab satellite providers; Clarissa A. Leon on resisting the Texas Board of Ed.

John Nichols on replacing Rangel on House Ways and Means; Mark Ames on presidential politics in Ukraine.

Stuart Klawans on radical filmmaker Leo Hurwitz; John Nichols on the primary fight for Blanche Lincoln's Senate seat.

Ban Ki-moon drafts the blueprint for a powerful UN agency for women; yes, Evan Bayh did sell out constituents--to the right.


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

If so many people believe voter fraud exists, it’s because groups like this have spread myths while suppressing the truth.

May 1, 2012