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Elections news and analysis from The Nation

  • November 1, 2006

    What Bush Has Wrought

    We are now led by a false warrior who acts the simpleton, while playing to his version of what Middle America wants. To stop the madness, on November 7 voters must soundly repudiate what Bush has wrought.

    Robert Scheer

  • October 30, 2006

    Character Assassin

    Republican adman Scott Howell has racked up a startling Democratic body count with his signature hyperemotional style. Will his attack on Harold Ford Jr. succeed or backfire?

    Max Blumenthal

  • October 27, 2006

    Ground Game ’06

    Republicans are hoping voters will forget about Iraq, Bush and the GOP Congress. But these are the issues that will drive Democrats and independents to the polls.

    Ari Berman

  • October 26, 2006

    What Is at Stake

    November 7 is suddenly looking like a fateful election that could change the flow of politics in ways nobody anticipated.

    the Editors

  • October 25, 2006

    Weldon’s Wild Ride

    The wheels are falling off Curt Weldon's electoral wagon, as the wacky Pennsylvania Republican finds himself mired in a criminal investigation.

    Ari Berman


  • October 22, 2006

    Reproductive Rights on the Line in South Dakota

    An initiative that seeks to overturn South Dakota's draconian ban on abortion will have implications in states across the country.

    Kate Michelman

  • October 19, 2006

    Rich’s Stealth Campaign

    Howard Rich is pouring big money into leveraging our electoral system to serve his libertarian agenda.

    Peter Schrag

  • October 19, 2006

    The War and the Election

    Ending the Iraq War is the most pressing issue facing America today. I

    the Editors

  • October 18, 2006

    Greasing the Skids

    OK, market forces control oil prices. But market forces--with a lot of push from Republicans--are driving down the price of gas. And you can be sure they'll rise again after the election.

    Nomi Prins

  • October 12, 2006

    The Coming Gay Republican Purge

    How will the GOP woo back values voters after the Foley scandal? How about a purge of gay Republicans in Congress? That's the Rev. Don Wildmon's idea.

    Max Blumenthal