Election debates

In this April 14, 1964 black-and-white file photo, a man holds a Confederate flag at right, as demonstrators, including one carrying a sign saying:

David Leonhardt’s Centrist Nostalgia Won’t Save Democracy David Leonhardt’s Centrist Nostalgia Won’t Save Democracy

Jim Crow wasn’t an exception—but a model for the future.

Sep 23, 2022 / Jeet Heer

Brazil’s then-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva sits holding his glasses while he talks with his Foreign Affairs Minister Celso Amorim

Lula’s Comeback Campaign: The Stakes for Brazil—and Democracy Lula’s Comeback Campaign: The Stakes for Brazil—and Democracy

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, Celso Amorim, who served as both foreign minister and defense minister, explains why much more than a resurgent Pink Tide is riding on th...

Aug 3, 2022 / Pablo Calvi

Ohio Voting Midterm Primary

At the Ballot Box and Beyond in Cincinnati At the Ballot Box and Beyond in Cincinnati

While interest in electoral politics may be low among young people, many on the left are still fighting for change through other means.

May 12, 2022 / StudentNation / Zurie Pope

Georgia Senator David Perdue Is Terrified That Jon Ossoff Will Shred Him in Another Debate

Georgia Senator David Perdue Is Terrified That Jon Ossoff Will Shred Him in Another Debate Georgia Senator David Perdue Is Terrified That Jon Ossoff Will Shred Him in Another Debate

In a runoff election that could decide control of the Senate, the Republican incumbent is hiding from accountability for his dirty dealing.

Nov 17, 2020 / John Nichols

Trump Sinks to New Depths of Deceit and Depravity

Trump Sinks to New Depths of Deceit and Depravity Trump Sinks to New Depths of Deceit and Depravity

His mendacity level was through the roof, and his lack of empathy was even more on display.

Oct 23, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

The Moment Joe Biden Found His Voice—and Won the Final Debate

The Moment Joe Biden Found His Voice—and Won the Final Debate The Moment Joe Biden Found His Voice—and Won the Final Debate

The Democratic nominee had a lot of good answers, but talking about immigrants, and the 545 children Trump ripped from their families, was his finest.

Oct 23, 2020 / Joan Walsh

The ‘Dark Winter’ of Covid-19 Overshadows the Debate

The ‘Dark Winter’ of Covid-19 Overshadows the Debate The ‘Dark Winter’ of Covid-19 Overshadows the Debate

The contrast between the two presidential candidates was less stark, but the coming “dark winter” of Covid-19 makes debate performance irrelevant.

Oct 23, 2020 / Jeet Heer

We Need Joe Biden to Deliver the Knockout Trump Deserves Tonight

We Need Joe Biden to Deliver the Knockout Trump Deserves Tonight We Need Joe Biden to Deliver the Knockout Trump Deserves Tonight

This is the Democratic candidate’s chance to indict the president and the Republican senators who have allowed a pandemic to devastate America.

Oct 22, 2020 / John Nichols

Watch the Last 2020 Presidential Debate With ‘The Nation’

Watch the Last 2020 Presidential Debate With ‘The Nation’ Watch the Last 2020 Presidential Debate With ‘The Nation’

Join our correspondents as they cope with and try to make sense of tonight’s debate, because friends don’t let friends endure these things alone.

Oct 22, 2020 / The Nation

Donald Trump looks distressed on stage at an NBC town hall

Democrats Should Welcome More Trump Town Halls Democrats Should Welcome More Trump Town Halls

Angry, prickly, and paranoid, the president struggled to defend his record when challenged by a tough journalist and ordinary Americans.

Oct 16, 2020 / Jeet Heer

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