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Election 2004 news and analysis from The Nation
May 20, 2022
George W. Bush Stumbles Into a Moment of Truth
The former president’s gaffe reminds us that his launching of a criminal war still demands justice.
December 30, 2021
Remembering Harry Reid, 1939–2021
The Nevada senator was a brilliant strategist, but his real secret was his ability to take your biggest vulnerability and make it your strength.
Rebecca Kirszner Katz
March 1, 2021
Steve Cobble Waged a 50-Year Campaign for Justice and for Peace
The strategist who started with George McGovern, stood at Jesse Jackson’s side, and drafted Bernie Sanders into presidential politics has died.
November 12, 2020
Donald Trump Has Suffered a Defeat of Historic Proportions
The president may deny reality, but he cannot change the fact that he is now losing the popular vote and the Electoral College by momentous margins.
September 17, 2018
How the US Supreme Court Lost Its Legitimacy
The far right has long sought to limit access to authentic democratic governance. It’s succeeding.
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August 7, 2015
Rand Paul’s Eye-Roll Marked the End of the 9/11 Era
The attacks of 2001 are no longer the potent GOP rallying point they once were.
June 24, 2015
No Matter Who Wins, 2016 Will Be All About the Bankers
Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will face off in the presidential race—but the real battle will be between the billionaires backing them.
October 18, 2007
Hillary’s Mystery Money Men
The men behind the money that made Bush now want to claim the Clinton campaign. Is someone cooking the books at Hillary Inc.?
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.
June 9, 2005
Something Rotten in Ohio
Voting irregularities in the 2004 election demonstrate the urgency of election reform.