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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.

Jeff Biggers on student protests in Arizona, John Nichols on Canada's New Democratic Party, and Kate Murphy on FAIR's twenty-fifth anniversary.


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