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Election 2004

Election 2004 news and analysis from The Nation

  • October 28, 2004

    Bill Clinton Joins the Campaign

    The party knows he has some faults,
    But what he has they need: That's schmaltz.
    And what he doesn't look is French.
    So Bubba's coming off the bench.

    Calvin Trillin

  • October 28, 2004

    Nader’s Flawed Calculus

    From the start of his independent campaign for the presidency early this year, Ralph Nader constantly argued that he would draw as many or more votes from Republican George W.

    John Nichols

  • October 28, 2004

    Taking Liberties

    As I write, several days before the election, Congress's last-minute effort to enact the 9/11 Commission's recommendations appears to have stalled, largely because of disagreement over the scope

    David Cole

  • October 28, 2004

    Fix the Electoral System

    Before most votes were cast in the November 2 presidential election, and before any of them were counted, tens of millions of Americans worried about whether the nation's patchwork of systems for

    the Editors

  • October 26, 2004

    The Rehnquist Election

    This election is a referendum on William Rehnquist's Supreme Court.

    Bruce Shapiro


  • October 26, 2004

    Eminem Aims at Bush

    "Mosh" could be one of the most overtly political pop music videos ever produced.

    Sam Graham-Felsen

  • October 22, 2004

    Nader’s Flawed Calculus

    Nader backers support Kerry more than Bush, Nation Institute poll shows.

    John Nichols

  • October 22, 2004

    Mary Cheney, Mary Cheney

    Reservists mutiny in Iraq, old people keel over standing in line for flu shots and all sorts of cats leap out of Bush's bag of secrets: According to Ron Suskind's revelatory New York Times Mag

    Katha Pollitt

  • October 22, 2004

    Nader Voters Do Favor Kerry

    Survey finds risk of swaying election to Bush major concern of Nader backers

    The Nation

  • October 21, 2004

    Art Makes a Difference

    The Bush era has seen an explosion of sharply political creativity.

    Alisa Solomon