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Midterm elections news and analysis from The Nation
January 25, 2023
The Growing Political Power of TikTok
As Twitter loses its most active users and with young people favoring short-form video, the role TikTok plays in elections is likely only going to get larger.
January 11, 2023
If Democrats Want to Win 2024, They Need to Punch Back Hard
The averted crisis of the 2022 midterms was a warning, not a victory.
December 26, 2022
The Making of a Congressional Con Man
How the Democrats and media allowed George Santos to lie his way into the House.
December 21, 2022
Conspiracy Theories Aren’t the Only Thing Motivating Far-Right Voters
Globalization and neoliberalism have indeed created hardships for certain communities like blue-collar workers, rural residents, and older voters who have been tempted by the right.
December 8, 2022
Bringing in a Diverse Pool of Voters Works—I Saw It for Myself
The strategy that failed in California in 1996—bringing out unlikely voters in communities of workers and people of color—succeeded in Nevada in 2022.
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December 6, 2022
Sarah Palin Is a Faux Populist. Alaskans Chose the Authentic One.
Voters saw that Palin was in it for herself, while Democrat Mary Peltola was the real deal.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
December 2, 2022
Will LA’s New Mayor Karen Bass Reset the City’s Labor and Housing Markets?
Or will her administration stand by as a series of high-profile sporting events turn the city into Doha on the Pacific?
December 1, 2022
American Authoritarianism Isn’t Going Away
Neither the failure of the January 6 insurrection nor the disappointments suffered in the midterm elections have deterred the ambitions of the GOP’s fanatics.
November 30, 2022
Young People Made It Clear: Abortion Rights Must Be Codified
Across the country, Gen Z and millennial voters prioritized abortion during the 2022 midterm elections. Will their historic turnout be rewarded?
November 29, 2022
The Midterms Showed Democrats Don’t Need to Pander on Crime
The Democratic Party shouldn’t panic over the issue.
Katrina vanden Heuvel