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Obama's signature economic reforms are under siege. Without a grassroots challenge to business as usual, we won't get the change we were promised, much less the change we need.

Assessing the stealth, subterfuge and delusion of the Cheney vice presidency.

The paper industry's tax loophole; healthcare reform protesters under arrest; apartheid victims' day in court; a Hillman award for The Nation.

So far, there's much to be optimistic about. But the bank bailout and Afghanistan policy are cause for continued concern.

With haters on the wane, what will the hate-seekers do?

Listen to full audio of The Nation's spirited Washington DC forum, "Obama @ 100: A Progress Report from The Nation."

Whoever now governs the country (a point on which there was no agreement) is likely to remain resolutely indifferent to the message of Left Forum 2009.

Jane Harman's wiretap, Chávez and Obama, justice in Guatemala, a remembrance of Walter Schneir

John Nichols on Michelle Obama's garden, R.H. Lossin on bounced-check fees, David Cole on the rule of law, Russian kudos for Stephen F. Cohen

Sarah Arnold on the Rockefeller drug laws; Ari Melber on Obama's citizen Q&A; Manning Marable on the life of Dr. John Hope Franklin; John Nichols on Arlen Specter's stab in the back.

Blogs

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

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