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Campaigns and Elections

Campaigns and Elections news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 20, 2003

    Kucinich’s Antiwar Bid

    Three days after he sued the President to force a Congressional vote on whether to attack Iraq, and one day after hundreds of thousands of antiwar demonstrators in New York cheered his call to

    John Nichols

  • February 19, 2003

    Cleaning Up Santa Fe

    New Mexico is on the verge of joining those happy few states that have acted to rein in the extreme influence of corporate money on US politics.

    Matt Bivens

  • January 30, 2003

    Racing Into 2004

    Arnie Arnesen does not know exactly when the political wind shifted. It might have been on the day Trent Lott was forced to step down as Senate majority leader.

    John Nichols

  • January 30, 2003

    On the Democratic Presidential Race

    It now seems clear, from what we hear,
    That Gary Hart will reappear.
    (He ran well once, but then he slipped;
    He couldn't keep his trousers zipped.)

    Calvin Trillin

  • January 23, 2003

    Forced to Bowl Alone?

    Being a citizen in America today feels a bit like being the student at the bottom of the class. We are continually reminded of how we are falling down on the job. Not enough of us vote.

    Palma J. Strand

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  • January 23, 2003

    You’ve Got Issues?

    Setting themselves apart is a big job for most Democratic presidential hopefuls.

    David Corn

  • January 16, 2003

    No More Pigs at the Trough

    How to cure infectious greed.

    Arianna Huffington

  • January 8, 2003

    The Question of North Korea

    Korea has the bomb, but not to worry.
    It's not a crisis. No, we needn't hurry
    To get inspections back. Why try to spot
    The weapons they already say they've got?

    Calvin Trillin

  • December 12, 2002

    The Evil of Access

    Campaign finance reform can succeed--but only if the pressure stays on.

    Mark Green

  • December 12, 2002

    Where Were the Women?

    Their support of Democrats declined in 2002, helping to sink the party's fortunes.

    Anna Greenberg