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Even though we've lived with it for more than thirty years now, it's hard not to marvel at the effectiveness of the right's campaign to intimidate, cajole and complain their way into favorable tr

Six more days till the election. As of this writing (October 27), nothing is certain. The election polls are bouncing around like yo-yos.

As the final week of the campaign season expires (this column goes to press on October 27), George W.

The party knows he has some faults,
But what he has they need: That's schmaltz.
And what he doesn't look is French.
So Bubba's coming off the bench.

From the start of his independent campaign for the presidency early this year, Ralph Nader constantly argued that he would draw as many or more votes from Republican George W.

As I write, several days before the election, Congress's last-minute effort to enact the 9/11 Commission's recommendations appears to have stalled, largely because of disagreement over the scope

Before most votes were cast in the November 2 presidential election, and before any of them were counted, tens of millions of Americans worried about whether the nation's patchwork of systems for

This election is a referendum on William
Rehnquist's Supreme Court.

"Mosh" could be one of the most overtly political pop music videos ever produced.

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Romney’s shocking remarks ought to disqualify him from the Oval Office.

September 12, 2012

Whenever the Romneys get off script, they forget to pretend that they haven’t always been rich.

September 11, 2012

There's a concerted effort to register Native voters in 2012, and make a big impact on Election Day.

September 11, 2012

The NBC host repeatedly left Romney off the hook, failing to follow up on mistatements and reversals of previous statements. 

September 11, 2012

The Republican vice presidential nominee is part of an economic royalist cabal that has stalled action on farm and food legislation that’s essential to working farmers, rural America and food stamp recipients.

September 11, 2012

On Real Time with Bill Maher, Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel compares the DNC’s diverse showing with the “pale and stale” RNC.

September 10, 2012

The poor were missing from the conversation at both national conventions.

September 10, 2012

Another report pulls up the curtain on the Tea Party–propelled voter intimidation network. 

September 10, 2012

Romney says he would guarantee insurance coverage to people with prior conditions. He wouldn’t. 

September 10, 2012

Republican leaders know it would be good politics to let some of the healthcare reform law stand, but the Tea Party clearly has veto power. 

September 10, 2012