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Election debates news and analysis from The Nation
September 21, 2017
We Need to Reckon With the Story ‘What Happened’ Tells
Hillary Clinton has a unique perspective on a world-historical event. Why shouldn’t she write a book about it?
September 1, 2017
How Right-Wing Media Played the Mainstream Press in the 2016 Election
Stories that originated in the right’s echo chamber were able to make the leap into the mainstream.
April 18, 2017
Trump to Erdogan: Congrats On Your Dictatorship!
The president’s call to Turkey’s increasingly autocratic leader sends an awful message of disregard for democracy.
March 21, 2017
Can Republicans Be Trusted to Oversee the FBI Investigation of Trump’s Russia Ties?
They once found the idea of a president under FBI investigation intolerable. But now most of the GOP is silent.
November 9, 2016
The GOP’s Attack on Voting Rights Was the Most Under-Covered Story of 2016
This was the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act.
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November 3, 2016
No Matter Who Loses the Election, the Winner Will Be the National Security State
Both Trump and Clinton have pledged to pour more money into the already bloated military and security apparatus.
October 28, 2016
Meet the Trumpkins: ‘Mainstream’ Republican Senators Who Sound a Lot Like Their Presidential Nominee
Embattled senators like Mark Kirk try to distance themselves from Trump, but keep parroting what is worst about his politics.
October 21, 2016
The Looniest Economic Fantasies of the Third Debate Came From Chris Wallace
When it came to economic questions, the final debate was organized as an argument for austerity policies that fail everyone but the one percent.
October 20, 2016
In Harlem, Excitement and Disappointment About the Last Presidential Debate
The attendees at the Barack Obama Democratic Club Debate Watch Party were excited about Hillary Clinton’s embrace of Obama’s legacy, but want more, too.
October 20, 2016
It’s Game Over After the Las Vegas Debate
In one brutal riff after another, Hillary Clinton displayed her contempt for a man clearly unfit to be president.
Robert L. Borosage