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John Nichols on a new anti-ALEC coalition, Jeremy Scahill on WikiLeaks, Syria and Libya, Liliana Segura on The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, Ebtihal Mubarak on Saudi political prisoners.

Zoë Carpenter on a community radio victory, Dana Frank on the White House support for Honduras, James Murphy on Ireland's Can't Pay Won't Pay Movement, Eric Alterman on Mike Daisey, plus a new poll on Afghanistan.

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Dennis Kucinich, John Nichols on Rush Limbaugh and Randy Hertz on Jackson v. Hobbs and Miller v. Alabama

Umar Farooq on NYPD spying, Victor Navasky on Italy’s Il Manifesto, Ruth Baldwin on Anthony Shadid and Jen Marlowe on supporting the family of Troy Davis

Connor Guy on Washington’s same-sex marriage victory, Reed Brody on the persecution of Baltasar Garzón

Michael Blanding on the Vermont Yankee power plant, Greg Kaufman on wage theft in Florida and John Nichols on Bernie Sanders's fight to save the USPS

David Cole on the Supreme Court’s surprising defense of privacy, Umar Farooq on a student victory against a juvenile jail, Robert Dreyfuss on the legacy of the Haditha Massacre

Will the state's Republicans respond more to Gingrich's social conservative act, or Romney's businessman persona?

George Zornick on Keystone pipeline politics, Liliana Segura on Alabama’s death row “mailroom mix-up,” Daniel Denvir on Pennsylvania’s fracking fights, Dave Zirin on Muhammad Ali at 70

Natasja Sheriff on the EPA’s new rules, Eric Mann on the LA Metro’s civil rights violations, plus justice for Woody Guthrie and Dalton Trumbo

Blogs

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

Are the people who predict catastrophies and disasters—and are dissenters in the press—marginalized, even after they predict outcomes?

June 4, 2013