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Bill Baker and Evan Leatherwood on Romney's assault on PBS; Christie Thompson on juveniles in solitary confinement

Jeff Ernsthausen on the Free the Files project, Richard Lingeman on The Billionaire's Manifesto, Peter Dreier on honoring Pete Seeger, Liliana Segura on California's juvenile lifers, the editors on the Afghan war at 11

Adam Hudson on living under drones, Peter Dreier on Barry Commoner, John Nichols on Bill Moyers’s new film on ALEC

Katrina vanden Heuvel on predistribution, John Nichols on an anti-union law smack-down, Lucy McKeon on the fight for justice in the death of Ramarley Graham

Ryan Devereaux on a SEAL’s bin Laden book, Ari Melber on Obama and Twitter, Michael Youhana on Marines in Guatemala, Dave Zirin on the NFL and LGBT rights

Aura Bogado on the UndocuBus, Gizelle Lugo on for-proft colleges, Rania Khalek on felon disenfranchisement

Katrina vanden Heuvel on subsidized CEOs, Marisa Carroll on Obamacare and transgender people, Brett Warnke on the US and South Korea

John Nichols on Romney’s Libor pals, George Zornick on Colorado’s gun laws, Michael Z. Youhana on WikiLeaks in Guatemala and Zoë Schlanger on tar sands.

Andrea Jones and Max Rivlin-Nadler on the silent march against stop-and-frisk, Richard Kim on Voting Rights Watch 2012

Connor Guy on Washington State's pot politics, Robert Dreyfuss on NATO's civilian casualties, plus a new election blog from Greg Mitchell

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