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CORRECTION (from the Dec. 27 issue): In Micah L. Sifry's "Public Citizen No. 1" [Dec. 20], Carl Mayer, although he is among those urging Nader to run, was incorrectly identified as a member of the Draft Nader Committee. Also, the town of Amherst is in Wisconsin, not Michigan.

A version of this article also appeared in Salon magazine.

Imprisonment and torture are the sort
Of things that might just drive a person daft.
So just in case that happened to McCain,

The candidates are constantly reviewed.
The questions raised by analysts include:
Will Pat Buchanan matter as a mauler?

Some things may be true even if Pat Buchanan says them, and the inescapable fact is that the 2000 presidential election has so far been a rigged affair, bearing more resemblance to a plebiscite i

The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund provided research support.

With his recent speech on healthcare, Bill Bradley has moved the
worsening plight of the uninsured back into the spotlight.

The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund provided research assistance.

Buchanan hints he's leaving.
The GOP says, "Stay!"
They fear that he'd be draining
The wacko vote away.

Elizabeth Dole won't break the law.
McCain has scored no coke.
The thought of Hatch with smack or crack
Is palpably baroque.

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Can't you just feel the Jeb-mentum?

June 30, 2015

A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

“The American people have the right to hear from the full spectrum of their choices.”

June 24, 2015

Surging in the polls, Sanders gets an important grassroots endorsement.

June 19, 2015

The “you’re fired” billionaire is an oddly good fit for the 2016 presidential race.

June 16, 2015

The 2016 front-runner needs to get comfortable—and specific—about calling out today’s economic royalists.

June 13, 2015

This movement has made raising wages a big issue for 2016.

June 10, 2015

Clinton would do a great service to the country by offering Americans a more expansive view of what freedom requires, and what threatens it.

June 10, 2015

Beyond Iowa and New Hampshire, the insurgent candidate shows signs of strength.

June 7, 2015

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is running as the anti-Hillary, but the two are more alike than is comfortable.

May 29, 2015