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Election 2020 news and analysis from The Nation
August 2, 2021
Big-Money Republican Donors Are Now Backing the GOP’s War on Fair Elections
Kevin McCarthy “jokes” about hitting Nancy Pelosi with a gavel. Jim Jordan admits that he talked to Donald Trump on January 6. And a new report on the money behind their Big Lie explains what they’re up to.
July 27, 2021
‘A Hit Man Sent Them’: Police Officers Testify to the Violence Done on January 6
Four officers told a House Select Committee what they saw. They called it an “attempted coup” and “terrorism” and blamed Donald Trump. And so should we all.
July 27, 2021
Congress and the States Are Constitutionally Empowered to Crack Down on Trump and His Seditionists
Just as Speaker Pelosi has excluded members of Congress’s “sedition caucus,” from the January 6 inquiry, so state officials have the right to exclude Trump and his co-conspirators from the ballot.
July 19, 2021
This Texas Democrat Doesn’t Want Proud Boys Standing Over His Grandmother as She Votes
Representative James Talarico is a rising star thanks to his adept pushback on Trump’s Big Lie and the Texas GOP’s anti–voting rights agenda.
July 13, 2021
This Time Trump Is Right: He’s Only Getting Worse
On a weekend publicity bender, he praised the January 6 violence as a “lovefest” and continued his quest to make slain rioter Ashli Babbitt a martyr.
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July 2, 2021
Bigots Have Finally Accomplished Their Goal of Gutting the Voting Rights Act
The Supreme Court’s decision upholding voter restrictions in Arizona paves the way for widespread disenfranchisement of voters of color.
July 1, 2021
Nancy Pelosi Outplays Kevin McCarthy Once Again
The House minority leader threatens GOP members who agree to serve on the Select Committee to investigate January 6. But Liz Cheney defies him, and now Pelosi has a quorum.
June 28, 2021
Mike Gravel Told Americans What Was Being Done in Their Name but Without Their Consent
Fifty years ago this week, the senator read the Pentagon Papers into the
. He never stopped battling war and secrecy. Gravel died on Saturday.
June 25, 2021
Susan Collins Sums Up Her Scorching Cynicism With a States’ Rights Defense of Voter Suppression
The alleged moderate defends assaults on voting rights by claiming states should “determine which election rules work best for their citizens.”
June 22, 2021
Biden’s New Normal Seems Ominously Heading Toward a Revival of Cold War Politics
We need a far more serious discussion about the real security priorities of the American people—and the real challenges we face.
Katrina vanden Heuvel