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Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel proposes rocker John
Mellencamp as a successor to Evan Bayh and considers the likelihood of a Republican majority.

What the wake-up call is really telling us.

Martha Coakley's loss in Massachusetts put on display the monumental miscalculations by which Obama has governed.

Despite the Senate compromises, there's still a lot to like in the healthcare reform bill. But will it survive reconciliation?

Filibustering healthcare reform? This is not what democracy looks like.

The filibuster has become a cancer growing inside the world's greatest deliberative body.

It's time to abolish this undemocratic holdover from the days of slavery and segregation.

Nation contributing writer Bob Moser discusses the new 60-vote Democratic majority featuring Minnesota's finally seated Al Franken.

It's time for the GOP to end this charade.

Blogs

What the CIA found out about its torture program is much different than what officials have said publicly.

December 10, 2014

The Senate Intelligence Committee is absolutely right to respect transparency and accountability with release of report on Bush-Cheney era abuses.

December 9, 2014

Despite promises of “zero tolerance” for sex crimes, new reforms and a report showing fewer incidences of assault, members of the military are still being raped, filmed while showering and discouraged from reporting.

December 5, 2014

Progressive senators are objecting to Obama’s latest Wall Street nominee.

November 24, 2014

Outgoing Colorado Senator Mark Udall promises to fight to the last day “to make sure we keep faith with our founding values.”

November 19, 2014

The liberal icon has been tapped to help the party shape policy and battle the GOP in coming years.

November 13, 2014

Midterm setbacks are common. The president—and his supporters—ought not let this one define him.

November 5, 2014

The prospect of a “grand bargain” could rear its ugly head if the 2014 midterms empower Maine’s Angus King.

October 27, 2014

Could ads like this stop the Kochs from buying the Senate?

September 25, 2014

Fox News becomes a caricature of itself, again.

September 16, 2014