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Election 2016 news and analysis from The Nation
August 12, 2021
The Long History of American Cruelty
A conversation with Adam Serwer about the ideological roots of Trumpism, the failures of the Reconstruction era, and his new book,
The Cruelty Is the Point
March 15, 2021
The Republicans’ Road Not Taken
In 2013, Republican strategists were honest about why Mitt Romney lost. They had a chance to heed the lessons—and then Trump blew it all up.
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.
January 8, 2021
The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within
But the belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion.
November 24, 2020
Time for Democrats to Drain the Real Swamp
Trump’s kleptocracy cannot continue.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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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.
October 30, 2020
Donald Trump, Choker in Chief
The strange disappearance of Trump’s populist message.
September 30, 2020
Hillary Clinton Warned Us We Had to Get Serious About the Supreme Court
We really should have listened.
September 25, 2020
Mueller’s Failure Exposes the Limits of Prosecutorial Liberalism
Instead of fantasizing about square-jawed lawmen, progressives need to figure out how to curb the imperial presidency.
July 27, 2020
One Cheer for John Kasich
If Kasich can pull potential Republican defectors to Biden, why not ask for his help?