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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.

Esther Kaplan on the SEIU and the California Nurses Association's "game changer"; Bruce Shapiro on the death penalty; praise and prizes for The Nation.

The populist fires are burning. But what's next? Bob Borosage thinks progressives should push Obama farther left.

Iraq by the numbers, six years on; John Nichols on The Daily Show's meltdown smackdown.

Robert Dreyfuss on the assault against Charles Freeman, Edward McClelland on the right of the homeless to hold office, Barbara Crossette on Lakhdar Brahimi

Max Fraser on Republic Windows & Doors, John Nichols on the FCC and on Obama's pick for commerce secretary, Loren Lynch on carbon caps

Richard Lingeman remembers Robert Bendiner, John Nichols laments Roland Burris, William Greider takes heart at the appointment of union man Ron Bloom to Obama's economics team.

Max Fraser on New York Wage Watch, Denise DiStephan on the Paycheck Fairness Act, John Nichols on Hilda Solis, Deborah Meier on teachers organizing

The fall of Tom Daschle and the RNC's choice of Michael Steele.

Why do people like Larry Summers, Tim Geithner and Gary Gensler keep getting the Obama administration's plum jobs?


Jonathan Capehart dares to ask, and too many on the left don’t want to hear about it.

March 20, 2015

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