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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.

You don't have to go to Copenhagen to join the activists racing against the ticking environmental bomb.

Blogs

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