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Nancy Pelosi's additions to the Super Committee finalizes the group of twelve congresspersons tasked with deciding how to cut $1.2 trillion dollars from the federal budget.

John Nichols explains why last night's recall elections in Wisconsin were a victory for progressives. 

William Greider on making the banks pay, Marc Kilstein on the FAA fiasco and Greg Mitchell on the Hiroshima anniversary

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that the debt deal will only make it more difficult for the federal government to foster the economic recovery the American people so desperately want.

David Cole on a favorable ruling for the Affordable Care Act, Marc Kilstein on a narrow torture investigation and Britney Wilson on racism in sentencing

Instead of growing the economy, both political parties have become obsessed with the debt crisis and ignored what the American people really want—jobs.

On HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Chris Hayes responds to Ann Coulter's foreign policy misconceptions.

Liza Featherstone on Walmart and sex discrimination, John Nichols on mayors against the war and Ala'a Shehabi on dissents jailed in Bahrain

According to John Nichols, conservative governors' destructive budget-cutting and brutal attitude toward public sector unions have alienated the public. 


Weinergate reminds us that we need to elect politicians not just based on their policy positions, but on whether we trust their judgment, honesty and integrity as well.

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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