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Election 2008 news and analysis from The Nation
March 4, 2021
Democrats Can Win in Ohio. Will They Choose the Right Strategy?
They must recreate the multiracial coalition that succeeded last year in Georgia and Arizona—and twice won the Buckeye State for Obama.
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.
June 5, 2019
Bill Moyers Is Still the Best President We Never Had
Many years ago, Molly Ivins tried to get a fellow Texan to make an unlikely bid for the White House.
December 15, 2016
I Miss Our Sane, Calm, Empathetic, Funny President Already
Before Trump’s election, we on the left didn’t give President Obama enough credit. Why?
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December 5, 2016
A Proof, a Test, an Instruction
Obama is ours, in the deep sense that Lincoln is ours.
June 3, 2016
Is Hillary Clinton Getting Crossed Over During NBA Finals?
The NBA Finals hold a great deal of political potential for any candidate. Does Hillary Clinton notice? Why not?
April 14, 2016
America’s Changing Racial Makeup Won’t Magically Save the Democratic Party
Read Steve Phillips’s new book for the smart analysis of electoral strategy, not for his breakdown of race in the 21st century.
April 11, 2016
The 2008 Democratic Primary Was Far Nastier Than 2016’s
Clinton had not surrendered at this point eight years ago—and the party still came together at the convention.
January 25, 2016
Were the Media Unfair to Hillary Clinton in 2008?
Guess who’s making that claim now.