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Campaigns and Elections

Campaigns and Elections news and analysis from The Nation

  • July 22, 2004

    What Do We Stand For?

    A blueprint for a progressive patriotism.

    Mark Green

  • July 15, 2004

    Victory in 2004–and Beyond

    The prospect of hanging, Dr. Johnson said, concentrates the mind wonderfully. The threat posed by George W.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel and Robert L. Borosage

  • July 15, 2004

    A People’s Democratic Platform

    Howard Dean, George McGovern, Walter Cronkite, Ellen Chesler, Margaret Cho, George Lakoff, Bakari Kitwana, John Brademas, Arthur Miller, John Sayles, Chuck Close, Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Doris "Granny D" Haddock, Jamin Raskin, Nell Minow, Lani Guinier, Studs Terkel, Sherrod Brown, Eric Schlosser, James K. Galbraith, Gary Indiana, Jeremy Bernstein, David Bonior

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  • July 15, 2004

    How Kerry Can Win

    John Kerry can win, given George W. Bush's incompetence, and White House strategists realize that.

    Kevin Phillips

  • July 15, 2004

    Lead Balloons

    I'm riding an elevator in downtown Boston. There is a sign warning of travel restrictions during the last week of July. A woman gets on. We both stare ahead as per elevator etiquette.

    Patricia J. Williams

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  • July 15, 2004

    For the Day Ralph Nader Shuffles Off This Mortal Coil

    In canned obits that papers keep,
    The second graf relates
    The fact that Nader gave us Bush,
    Through votes in several states.

    Calvin Trillin

  • July 15, 2004

    Election Postponed to Preserve Democracy

    TRANSCRIPT OF THE OCTOBER 28, 2004, SPEECH, FROM THE OVAL OFFICE, BY GEORGE W. BUSH

    My Fellow Citizens,

    Jeff Gillenkirk

  • July 15, 2004

    Kerry: No W. (& No Bill)

    A friend of mine in Los Angeles reports listening to a radio station that caters to middle-class African-Americans and hearing repeatedly from hosts and callers that there's little difference bet

    David Corn

  • July 15, 2004

    Election Matters

    Rosa DeLauro, the savvy Connecticut Congresswoman whom Democratic leaders and the Kerry for President campaign put in charge of drafting the party's 2004 platform, says, "It reflects John Kerry.

    John Nichols

  • July 15, 2004

    Freedom’s Trail

    As Democrats prepare for their convention in Boston, they should ponder the city's catalytic role in American history.

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