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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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He's an out-of-work career politician, who backed Nelson Rockefeller over Ronald Reagan. Not exactly a perfect pick for conservative purists or Iowa evangelicals. 

May 12, 2011

Five men who would be the Republican nominee for president debated Thursday night. It was torture.

May 6, 2011

A closer look at the alleged billionaire's finances reveals bankruptcies and lawsuits.

April 22, 2011

Reed Richardson comes up with questions for the Republican presidential debates.

April 7, 2011

It’s not clear yet how the grassroots organizers featured in Obama's re-election kickoff video will figure into the overall strategy of his campaign.

April 4, 2011

She turns down prime invite from Conservative Political Action Conference. Why? A rival suggests she's tends to skip conservative events in favor of paying gigs. And... the claws come out.

February 12, 2011

The Ohio congressman says challenge would help the president by forcing him to rethink his stands on jobs, taxes, war—and to respect the Democratic base. Updated.

February 11, 2011

With Sarah Palin's star fading, Michele Bachmann is touring Iowa and positioning herself as the next best presidential prospect of Tea Party Republicans.

January 23, 2011

The Tea Party congresswoman from Minnesota is headed for the first-caucus state of Iowa. She's openly discussing a presidential bid. But would she really run? Only "if I felt that's what the Lord was calling me to do."

January 8, 2011

The democratic socialist senator from Vermont has plenty online backing and prominent proponents. But he is not going to challenge Obama in 2012.

December 29, 2010