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Allen Duncan, homeless and unemployed, sleeps on a sidewalk

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

A vote for Obama in a swing state is a no-brainer, because, on a host of issues, there is a vast partisan difference that should not be ignored.

The former Louisiana governor and Republican presidential candidate is sick of the greedy banking practices that led to the financial crisis.

Romney, the quintessential vulture capitalist, knows the foreign policy debate has always been about maximizing profit.

Mitt Romney

What Romney may privately believe is far less important than the bargains he has made with the far-right Christian base of his party.

Senator McGovern spoke the truth, especially when it was uncomfortable.

Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Barack Obama

After the first presidential debate, the media follow-up focused almost exclusively on its theatrics and the implications for the “horse race.”

The impact of an Obama presidency is better answered by partisanship than race—but race still matters.

Blogs

Rahm's depature affords Obama a perfect opportunity to reconnect with his grassroots base.

September 30, 2010

In an exlusive video on TheNation.com, Ari Berman premieres the trailer for his new book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics.

September 27, 2010

Music, the mail, and the personal and political of gays in the military.

September 23, 2010

Can Lady Gaga get a couple of Republicans to do the right thing about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"?

September 21, 2010

Why did Obama keep Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers on staff when they helped lay the groundwork for the financial crisis?

September 20, 2010

Newt Gingrich, the current conservative "reality" and the mail.

September 17, 2010

Jeremy Scahill asks why former President George Bush deserves positive recognition for his contributions to the Iraq War.

September 2, 2010

New York State Senator Eric Schneiderman's commitment to transformational politics and progressive values make him the right choice for state attorney general.

August 31, 2010

Could the Democrat who didn't stand a chance beat Palin's protege? A new poll says "yes."

August 30, 2010

Fox's silliest self-promoter tried to claim a piece of the civil rights legacy. But the anniversary march that mattered was in Detroit, where the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the UAW's Bob King called for jobs, justice and peace.

August 28, 2010