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A new crop of progressive populists is winning primaries across the nation and challenging Clintonian orthodoxy.

Mitch McConnell

In remarks made at a secret Koch donor conference and leaked to The Nation, the Senate minority leader doubles down on obstructionism and crony capitalism.

Special issue cover

Read all the pieces in The Nation’s special issue on the new wave of racial justice organizing.

Zephyr Teachout

A vote for Teachout is a demand for a more progressive, ideas-driven politics.

Mitch McConnell

At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills.

Zephyr Teachout

Andrew Cuomo’s unlikely challenger for Governor of New York is gaining endorsements and giving him a headache.

There’s more collaboration between progressive groups—and more coordination among donors—than ever before.

Voting

Conservatives are pouring big money into these contests to get a leg up on the 2016 presidential race.

David Bromwich

Does David Bromwich’s idea of a Burkean left amount to anything more than contempt for Obama?

CIA Headquarters

We have built over thirty building complexes for top-secret intelligence work since 2001—and our security state just keeps growing. 

Blogs

It is absurd that broadcast networks choose entertainment over Obama’s immigration speech.

November 20, 2014

Knowing that many will be left out, parents and children nervously await the executive orders the president will reveal Thursday evening.

November 20, 2014

Criminal justice reform is one of those rare instances where moral decency, popular opinion and political incentives all align.

November 19, 2014

To address dismal election participation, Bernie Sanders proposes giving citizens time off for Democracy Day.

November 17, 2014

Has Republican Ed Whitfield unethically supported the interests of his wife’s firm?

November 17, 2014

Dem’s Keystone crap-shoot won’t save Landrieu, but it will help Republicans realize their pipeline pipedream.

November 13, 2014

The Louisiana senator could build the Keystone XL pipeline with her bare hands, and it probably still wouldn’t give her the boost she needs to win the runoff.

November 13, 2014

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

November 13, 2014

In red and blue regions, north and south, urban and rural, calls for a constitutional amendent to overturn Citizens United won huge.

November 13, 2014

Now that the Republicans will control the House and the Senate, they’re free to strut their stuff and start governing.

November 11, 2014