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With citizens posing their own questions to candidates via the web, can new media technology improve accountability in our elections?
Five billion dollars is being poured into the 2010 election alone. What will an influx of corporate cash do to our democracy?
According to Cohen, half of Russia looks back to Joseph Stalin as a great leader and the other half as a genocidal murderer. In his new book, he examines the ongoing struggle to reconcile the troubled period of Stalin’s rule in Russian history.
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.
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.
As the Tea Partiers and the GOP’s committed base amp up their efforts ahead of the fast-approaching midterms, the Democrats can’t match the right’s fervor. Where did they go so wrong in mobilizing their base?
Russ Feingold has been one of the few consistently progressive Senators in Washington, so it’s no surprise that he’s now a prime target for conservatives.
In 1963, Jackson stood with Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. For last weekend’s One Nation rally, Jackson traveled to DC from Detroit, a city in dire need of sustainable jobs.