All the attention given to Dobbs's hypocrisy risks obscuring the deeper lesson to learn from this case: that undocumented workers are so thoroughly woven into the fabric of our economy that even a professional immigrant-basher like Dobbs couldn't avoid relying on their labor.
What happened to "hope" and "change"? Melber says Obama's campaign promises may not be dead yet.
With a severely dysfunctional election system overly dependent on private cash, the control of the entire House could be in the hands of a few Democrats in safe seats.
Can Lisa Murkowski's write-in campaign in Alaska serve as an example of how to mobilize voters in the twenty-first century?
The Nation's Media Fix blogger Greg Mitchell takes us back to the origins of media campaigning with Upton Sinclair's 1934 bid for California governor.
The Nation's Richard Kim speaks with the hosts of Democracy Now! about the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, America's culture of homophobia and how politicians continue to fan the flames of hate.
"It's fair to smash up someone's future but not to smash up someone's lobby," says UK journalist Laurie Penny of the student protests in London last week.
According to Ari Berman, Obama has failed to connect with the grassroots organizers that helped get him into office, and the results of this misstep can be clearly seen in the outcomes of the 2010 midterms.
Sergeant Chuck Luther seeks justice after his torture at the hands of the US military.
According to Baker, the report released by Obama's deficit commission is "the wrong answer to not a problem."
With Fair Game—the new film based on their experience—now in theaters, Plame and Wilson dropped by Brave New Studios to talk about the film and the Bush administration's culpability for the leak.
One of the few progressive victories to emerge from this year's elections was the defeat of corporate-supported Proposition 23 in California, which would have rolled back California's first-in-the-nation climate and environmental regulations, claiming that they were hurting the economy.