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Elections news and analysis from The Nation

  • May 7, 2007

    Spinning Hillary Centrist

    How can Hillary Clinton maintain her populist credentials when Mark Penn, her chief pollster and campaign strategist, also represents the interests of some of America's largest corporations?

    Ari Berman

  • May 4, 2007

    America’s Idiotic Political Debates

    All France was transfixed as presidential candidates conducted a passionate, freewheeling debate this week. Why are American debates so intentionally stupid?

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • May 2, 2007

    Dems Tangled in Netroots

    Working For Us, a new coalition of unions and Internet activists, seeks to reform the Democratic Party from the ground up.

    Ari Melber

  • April 10, 2007

    Protecting the Vote

    Resolving a disputed Congressional election in Florida is key to setting the stage for a fair nationwide election in 2008.

    John Nichols

  • April 9, 2007

    Bottom-Up Power

    In Montana, grassroots campaigns elected politicians and influenced policy. The same can happen across the country.

    Laura Flanders


  • March 12, 2007

    The Millionaires’ Primary

    As America embarks on the longest, most costly presidential race in history, Russ Feingold is asking Congress to apply the brakes.

    Ari Melber

  • March 8, 2007

    Senator Inevitable

    Nothing personal, but Hillary Clinton is a candidate of the past.

    William Greider

  • March 8, 2007

    Time to Fix Healthcare

    Affordable healthcare is rapidly emerging as the top domestic policy issue in the 2008 presidential race. Candidates, got ideas?

    the Editors

  • March 7, 2007

    Edwards Gets a Boost

    Thank you, Ann Coulter, for reviving the principled but media-neglected presidential candidacy of John Edwards.

    Robert Scheer

  • March 6, 2007

    When’s the Idea Primary?

    This should be a time for vision and bold ideas, yet caution is the order of the day--and activist voters are demanding more.

    Robert L. Borosage