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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?

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A small sample of far-right-wing Iowa Republicans favored Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann over Tim Pawlenty in the meaningless Iowa Straw Poll. So Pawlenty dropped out of the presidential race.

August 14, 2011

The Vermont independent is not running for president, but he says it’s time “that people start asking the president some hard questions about why he said one thing during his previous campaign, and is doing another thing today on Social Security, on Medicare.”

August 13, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry has joined the presidential race. Here are some questions he should have to answer. 

August 12, 2011

At the GOP debate in Ames, Iowa, Republican candidates failed to explain how they would solve problems in the world that actually exists. 

August 12, 2011

Sorry guys and gals, but the Republicans who have spent months preparing to compete in tonight’s Iowa debate and Saturday’s Iowa straw poll are about to be elbowed aside by Rick Perry and Sarah Palin.

August 11, 2011

S&P downgraded the US credit rating because the GOP won’t raise taxes and played brinksmanship with the debt ceiling. But Romney, Bachmann et al. say it’s Obama’s fault. 

August 8, 2011

Mitt Romney is the Republican front-runner, but he isn’t as strong among Tea Party activists. 

August 5, 2011

Tim Pawlenty knows that his only route to the Republican nomination is by process of elimination, so he’s trying to eliminate Michele Bachmann. 

August 3, 2011

With the exception of Huntsman, the candidates oppose the deal--a sign that the field will push the party even further to the right during the campaign.

August 1, 2011

Mitt Romney constantly attacks President Obama's record on job growth. But it turns out Romney’s record on it is weak and many of his claims are misleading.

July 25, 2011