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Ari Melber on Change.gov and torture, Esther Kaplan on an SEIU blunder, John Nichols on Obama's technology guru.

Ari Berman on Howard Dean, Christopher Hayes on Lawrence Lessig, Shane Bauer on Al Jazeera, remembering George Kirschner

Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton and the end of Bush; Klein, Navasky and Danto. Our most compelling interviews of 2008.

Eric Foner on Dorothy Sterling, Brett Story on Canadian politics, John Nichols on senator selections

Perhaps Rod Blagojevich's profanity-laced tirades only sound incriminating on paper. Maddow puts this theory to the test.

Wal-Mart's toxic workplace; higher ed takes a hit; the right-wing blame game.

Kristina Rizga on harnessing young voters' energy, Stephen Duncombe on a spoof edition of the New York Times

A mighty train of change is coming to Washington: will the insider establishment hop aboard?

Citizenship is a passionate joy at times, and this is one of those times.

Goodbye, Pax Americana--and all the neoconservative economic and political ideologies that have dominated our public life.


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