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Electoral College news and analysis from The Nation
October 3, 2022
What We Can Learn From Watergate
Fifty years ago, we tried to make the presidency more accountable. It wasn’t enough to secure democracy.
Robert L. Borosage
June 7, 2022
Liz Cheney Wants the January 6 Committee to Pull Its Punches
The key Republican on the committee investigating the deadly assault on democracy is reportedly wary of making bold recommendations. But the committee has to go big.
July 27, 2021
Congress and the States Are Constitutionally Empowered to Crack Down on Trump and His Seditionists
Just as Speaker Pelosi has excluded members of Congress’s “sedition caucus,” from the January 6 inquiry, so state officials have the right to exclude Trump and his co-conspirators from the ballot.
April 28, 2021
Republicans Are Risking a Major Realignment
If Democrats can convince even an eighth of swing voters to care more about the well-being of their families than about Dr. Seuss, the result would be landslides that no Republican legislature or voter-suppression law could reverse.
April 20, 2021
Letters From the May 3/10, 2021, Issue
Disability access… Where is the joy?… Calexit vs. the filibuster… Black sci-fi worldmaking…
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January 26, 2021
Letters From the February 8/15, 2021, Issue
No hope or change… An open question… It’s time… Fly high, comrade… Higher math…
January 8, 2021
The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within
But the belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion.
January 6, 2021
How Josh Hawley Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Donald Trump
Until recently, the senator leading the charge to discredit Biden’s victory was a creature of the ultraconservative establishment. Then he discovered Trump’s faux populism.
January 5, 2021
Josh Hawley Has Chosen to Sacrifice Democracy on the Altar of His Own Presidential Ambition
The GOP rising star’s embrace of Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election is an acknowledgment that the party is beyond redemption.
December 18, 2020
Is a Civil War Brewing Within the GOP?
Some Republicans are denouncing a “surrender caucus” within their party that has the temerity to accept the results of a democratic election.