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"I feel dazed and stunned," said Margot, a 25-year-old UCLA law student as she stared at the TV showing John Kerry slipping 136,000 votes behind George W.

Tracy Pierce didn't get to vote. She'd been registered for years but had moved and didn't know that this affected her voting status. She wasn't on any voter list that could be found.

It's another four years--this time with a legitimate win behind him--and the prospects for George W. Bush's second term are grim.

"Why Is He Losing?" was the title I initially gave my last column here two weeks ago, and my Nation editor, Roane Carey, worried that this was maybe too pessimistic, amid supposed portents

"I want to cast my vote in favor of the United Nations."

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Renewing a politics of fierce opposition to "financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering."

May 27, 2015

Campaign finance watchdogs have asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the unofficial presidential candidate is illegally coordinating with a super PAC.

May 27, 2015

A presidential candidate with a history of beating incumbents, rewriting electoral rules and upsetting political expectations.

May 26, 2015

A Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions could make higher education available for all.

May 19, 2015

Now a presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders is arguing that the government should wind down several large financial institutions.

May 6, 2015

Huckabee’s formula—very conservative on social issues but defending Social Security and opposing free trade—could upset a lot of calculations.

May 6, 2015

Democratic National Committee accepts that 2016 race will be competitive. Here's how to make the debates better.

May 5, 2015

The very different candidates for the Democratic nomination have a lot to debate.

April 30, 2015

“America does not belong to the billionaire class,” he says, “it belongs to all of us.”

April 28, 2015

Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015