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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

Jamelle Bouie on Ben Nelson’s terrible tenure, Josh Eidelson on the NLRB’s new election rules, plus: battling ALEC in Virginia


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