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Elections news and analysis from The Nation

  • November 11, 2004

  • November 11, 2004

    Pin the Terrorist on the Donkey

    It's impossible to pinpoint any single factor that determined the Democrats' defeat on election day, but a significant disadvantage that is going unremarked in the discussion of "God," "gays" and

    Eric Alterman

  • November 11, 2004

    Letter From Ground Zero

    A remarkable number of those in Blue America who hoped for an end to the Bush era on November 2 received the news of his election victory almost as if it had been a physical blow.

    Jonathan Schell

  • November 11, 2004

    Infinitesimal Silver Lining

    The Nader Vote, we find, did not exist.
    No harm was done by Ralph, that avis rarest.
    So, not a factor, as he was before,

    Calvin Trillin

  • November 11, 2004

    The Faith Factor

    Of all the loathsome spectacles we've endured since November 2--the vampire-like gloating of CNN commentator Robert Novak, Bush embracing his "mandate"--none are more repulsive than that of Democ

    Barbara Ehrenreich


  • November 10, 2004

    After the Fall

    This article, from the November, 17 1984, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on presidential politics, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

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  • November 10, 2004

    He Won. Live With It, for Now.

    In no time at all, Bush will be the lamest of ducks.

    Robert Scheer

  • November 4, 2004

    Busted in Vegas

    "I feel dazed and stunned," said Margot, a 25-year-old UCLA law student as she stared at the TV showing John Kerry slipping 136,000 votes behind George W.

    Marc Cooper

  • November 4, 2004

    The Party’s Over

    Tracy Pierce didn't get to vote. She'd been registered for years but had moved and didn't know that this affected her voting status. She wasn't on any voter list that could be found.

    JoAnn Wypijewski

  • November 4, 2004

    Fears of a World Divided

    Disillusionment is the most painful of emotions.

    Maria Margaronis