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Election 2018 news and analysis from The Nation
May 11, 2021
Republicans Love Hypocrites, and Elise Stefanik Is the Hypocrite Du Jour
A review of the records shows that Liz Cheney has been far more loyal to Donald Trump than the ex-president’s new favorite. So how’d we get here?
December 21, 2020
Centrist Dems Are Wrong About November’s Losses
It wasn’t because voters were turned off by leftist sloganeering but because Dems failed to inspire their own base—and the data prove it.
October 17, 2020
Progressive Kara Eastman Is Pulling Ahead in Omaha’s Bellwether Congressional District
A champion of economic, social, and racial justice could beat a Republican incumbent in eastern Nebraska.
October 8, 2020
Your Vote Can Help Save the Working Families Party
WFP needs 130,000 votes on this November's ballot to survive Cuomo's attacks in New York.
May 26, 2020
3 Lessons From Nebraska That Show How Progressive Candidates Can Win
The public health and economic crises have given real-world urgency to policies once considered idealistic.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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April 14, 2020
Newly Blue Virginia Leaves Workers Behind
The Democratic governor used Covid-19 as an excuse to delay pro-labor bills. But unions say the virus shows why workers need protection ASAP.
January 22, 2020
There’s a New Playbook for Securing Abortion Access
Recent wins suggest that we are more effective when we proudly proclaim our support for abortion access for all—and defend that position when the attacks come.
December 3, 2019
How I Won a Florida Swing Seat as a Proud Abortion-Rights Supporter
Consultants advised me not to talk about my work for Planned Parenthood. But I didn’t want to win an election if I could not be myself, and supporting reproductive freedom is foundational to who I am.
October 9, 2019
Blue Wave, Meet Brick Wall
Progressives elected them to government. Now it’s time for Nevada’s Democrats to dream and act on their promise for change.
September 17, 2019
Democrats, Don’t Be Afraid to Go Big in 2020
To win in the long run, the party must compete everywhere.
Katrina vanden Heuvel