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Campaigns and Elections news and analysis from The Nation

  • July 28, 2005

    Voting Rights for All

    With key provisions of the Voting Rights Act up for renewal, Congress must remain committed to the equal right to vote.

    The Editors

  • July 8, 2005

    Lee Scott, Civil Rights Activist (Really!)

    Talk about surprising developments, Wal-Mart has done something good.

    Liza Featherstone

  • June 9, 2005

    The Myth of Small-Donor Clout

    Contrary to popular opinion, large donors dominated fund-raising even more than usual in the 2004 election cycle.

    Nick Nyhart

  • June 9, 2005

    Something Rotten in Ohio

    Voting irregularities in the 2004 election demonstrate the urgency of election reform.

    Gore Vidal

  • April 25, 2005

    Failing the Electoral Standards

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has been monitoring elections in emerging democracies ever since the fall of the Berlin wall, but now it has done something different a

    Andrew Gumbel


  • April 13, 2005

    John Bolton vs. Democracy

    “I’m with the Bush-Cheney team, and I’m here to stop the count.” Those were the words John Bolton yelled as he burst into a Tallahassee library on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, where local election workers were recounting ballots cast in Florida’s disputed presidential race between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Bolton was one of the pack of lawyers for the Republican presidential ticket who repeatedly sought to shut down recounts of the ballots from Florida counties before those counts revealed that Gore had actually won the state’s electoral votes and the presidency.

    John Nichols

  • January 20, 2005

    Party Cannibals

    In December the leaders of the Democratic Leadership Council, Al From and Bruce Reed, published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about what the Democrats had to do to attract heartland

    Rick Perlstein

  • January 18, 2005

    Pomp and Improper Circumstance

    Some might say it’s tacky to rain on the President’s parade, but two crucial news stories compel it.

    Robert Scheer

  • January 13, 2005

    Music for Change

    Springsteen’s got it right: No retreat.

    Jenny Toomey and Rob Rosenthal

  • January 13, 2005

    Turning Up the Heat on Bush

    Activists are pushing hard from below.

    Robert L. Borosage