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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.

Renée Feltz on Democratic defections from President Obama's immigration enforcement program, Kevin Gosztola on the widening war on WikiLeaks and John Nichols on the FCC

On Bloggingheads, Dana Goldstein and Amanda Marcotte follow up their debate last week on TheNation.com, exploring Anthony Weiner's future and the role of the sex scandal in American politics. 



George Zornick joins the Washington Times’s Charles Hurt on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to break down GOP strategy, the beginnings of the electoral horse race and the eternal question: will Sarah Palin run for president?

Dana Goldstein on the New York Times’s new executive editor, Liliana Segura on fairer sentencing and John Nichols on paid sick days

George Zornick on a turning tide on Afghanistan, Dana Frank on Zelaya’'s return to Honduras and Jeremy Scahill on the death of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad

Sara Mayeux on Gordon Liu, Molly O'Toole on mass incarceration, and kudos for Joshua Kors

Jeremy Scahill on Erik Prince's new army, Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Israel and the Arab spring, and John Nichols on telecom's ineffective regulators.

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