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

Nation DC Editor Christopher Hayes discusses the ways that Democrats could get rid of the filibuster.

D.D. Guttenplan on the end of Thatcherism, John Nichols on Al Franken's response to the proposed Comcast/NBC merger.

Morton Mintz on what Rehnquist would have thought of Citizens United; John Nichols on net neutrality.

Since recent shock waves of populism, Obama has made some bigger promises.

Remembering poet Dennis Brutus and anti-globalization activist Tim Costello.

Sasha Chavkin on more Shell games in Nigeria; David L. Kirpon how healthcare reform will affect coverage for kids

John Nicholson Houston's new lesbian mayor, Jon Wiener on Howard Zinn's The People Speak, Ari Berman on Editor & Publisher closing its doors

Rick Warren's homosexuality double standard; UCLA students versus tuition hikes; a preview of upcoming Copenhagen coverage.

The race to fill Ted Kennedy's seat is on; Geithner is under the gun; The Nation's revered puzzle setter retires.

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