We asked our readers what they would add to the Democratic Party platform. From alternative energy to the right to vote, here's what they told us.
As Nikki Haley proved with her applause line about her state's voter identification law, the specter of voting fraud is as alive as ever in the Republican party.
Will Huckabee be able to rally the religious right behind Mitt Romney?
For a quarter-century, they have been tightly controlled by the major political parties to protect the status quo. It’s time for a change.
At the RNC, Nation reporters find a hard-right party that’s cozy with lobbyists and interested in dealing with major storms only when they threaten their convention.
What's the matter with them? Do they have Stockholm syndrome?
While they were authorizing the ultra-right platform, the Romney team has been working to change the GOP's own internal rules to make Romney less vulnerable from a primary challenge from the right in 2016.
Plugged into the framework of far right organizations, True the Vote has “empowered” a zealous group hellbent on intimidating would-be voters.
The jobs are gone in his hometown, but he’s sitting pretty in his mansion on the hill, a perfect metaphor for what a Romney-Ryan America would be like.
Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.