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There is no segment of Americans more attuned to Ralph Nader's prophetic themes than Nation readers--many of whom supported his presidential candidacy in 2000.

The Democratic Party has come a long way from the "lockbox" economics of 2000.

Ralph Nader has finally figured out how to unite Democrats and Greens.

Petulance is seldom considered a prime presidential attribute. George W. Bush's smirk notwithstanding, Americans prefer adults as Presidents.

To: Commander, Coalition Forces
From: Karl Rove, Supreme Commander

For almost forty years now, the white South has been moving steadily into the Republican ranks.

To counter Bush, the Democrats must present a different version of a safe world.

To declare oneself an unapologetic liberal in mainstream political debate these days is to invite abuse.

Al Gore endorsed Howard Dean for President for the same reason that so many other Democrats have: He wanted to be where the action is in his party.

If a presidential candidate is truly the Real Deal, does he have to repeatedly pronounce himself the Real Deal?

Blogs

Suggesting that poor kids are only good at crime, GOP front-runner renews campaign to end child labor laws and make low-income children “clean the bathrooms.”

December 2, 2011

 Even on Fox News Romney is defensive and unable to explain a key policy. 

December 1, 2011

What is Cain still doing in the GOP's presidential nomination race?

December 1, 2011

Even as Republican presidential contenders stake out extreme anti-labor positions in New Hampshire, unions in that state have succeeded in blocking an anti-union “Right-to-Work” law. It‘s the latest big win for labor at the state level.

November 30, 2011

Taking the position of former Senator Russ Feingold, former Utah governor positions himself as the anti-bankster candidate -- and a serious alternative to over-the-top corporatism of Romney, Gingrich and their kind.

November 30, 2011

Conservatives are completely misrepresenting a study of the electorate. 

November 29, 2011

It’s more than just their distaste for Mitt Romney. Gingrich appeals to conservatives with his extreme denunciations of liberals. 

November 29, 2011

Self-interested "centrists" ask the public to step aside and let them run things.

November 28, 2011

Newspaper editorial boards from Wall Street to Manchester, NH, have started backing leading Republicans—but their underlying facts are wrong.

November 27, 2011

Yes! A new ad campaign rips Gingrich’s cruel proposal to fire janitors and replace them with child labor.

November 25, 2011