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A five-decade bipartisan consensus on this key piece of civil rights legislation has collapsed—right when we need its protections more than ever before.

Voter suppression efforts in Virginia and Florida have galvinated activists to fight harder to protect--and expand--the vote in 2016.

Judith Long on Jane Sharples, Allison Kilkenny on the fight for Philly’s schools

The good news is that things have gotten so bad, almost everyone agrees we need to make big changes.

The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn talks with The Nation's Bryce Covert and George Zornick about what Obama can—and should—tackle in his second term. 

Barack Obama

From Cuba to climate change to criminal justice, progressives must push the president to act—and forge a better future.

Nation readers provided good ideas—and a bit of wariness—when asked how Obamas should use his presidential authority.

Robert Dreyfuss on peace and the inaugural address, Dan Wakefield on inaugural poet Richard Blanco, James Cersonsky and Alec Luhn on student movements, the editors on Jeremy Scahill’s Dirty Wars and John Palattella on William Deresiewicz’s Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing

Obama delivers his inaugural address

President Obama’s symbolic recognition of minorities isn’t a substitute for policy, but it does matter.

Let's face the truth: anyone with a gun can be a "bad guy." What we need is fewer guns, period.

Blogs

A proposal to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit will test Republicans' professed support for the program. 

March 26, 2014

Washington can’t quite understand a South Dakota Democrat’s energetic, anti-big money Senate campaign.

March 26, 2014

They're using the Ukraine crisis to push for expedited approval of US natural gas exports.

March 25, 2014

The billionaire casino magnate is wondering on whom to place his bets.

March 25, 2014

A little pressure on the governor from the left is just what the mayor needs.

March 25, 2014

The CIA and NSA routinely ignore the Constitution, yet want the Justice Department to protect them from an over-reaching Congress.

March 24, 2014

Fourty-seven town meetings tell legislators and Congress it's time for a money-out-of-politics amendment.

March 24, 2014

They don’t like what Obama is doing, but they want him to do more of it.

March 21, 2014

And they're raking in a lot of money regardless of how well their funds perform, Fang says on All In with Chris Hayes.

March 20, 2014

The poll numbers don’t matter, but the limited narrative they reflect does.

March 20, 2014