Politics

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas

The Mayorkas Impeachment Is Just the Latest GOP Stunt The Mayorkas Impeachment Is Just the Latest GOP Stunt

The inquisition of the secretary of Homeland Security, without any evidence to speak of, does little other than rile up the MAGA base—and its leader.

Feb 15, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Humphrey Bogart in “Casablanca”

Can We Afford to Sit Out the Fight Against Fascism? Can We Afford to Sit Out the Fight Against Fascism?

Choosing the lesser evil is never inspiring. Still, it’s a choice all of us will have to face.

Feb 20, 2024 / Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan

US President Joe Biden boards Air Force One before departing from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on February 16, 2024.

How Biden Can Win How Biden Can Win

The key play is to make the race about Trump’s utter contempt for the core values of the American experiment.

Feb 19, 2024 / Editorial / John Nichols for The Nation

President Joe Biden announces almost $5 billion for 37 transportation projects across the US.

Why the Public Is Negative on the Economy Why the Public Is Negative on the Economy

The economic picture under Biden actually looks great—but he’s polling poorly anyway.

Feb 21, 2024 / Comment / Dean Baker

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks to members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union during a rally in Detroit, Michigan, on September 15, 2023.

Michigan Just Became the First State in 6 Decades to Scrap an Infamous Anti-Union Law Michigan Just Became the First State in 6 Decades to Scrap an Infamous Anti-Union Law

Democrats, empowered by voters in 2022, overturned a “right to work” law as part of a sweeping pro-labor agenda that’s a model for other states.

Feb 16, 2024 / John Nichols

Tom Suozzi at the stage on election night, smiling in front of American flags and a sign reading

Tom Suozzi Takes Back the Seat He Never Should Have Given Up Tom Suozzi Takes Back the Seat He Never Should Have Given Up

A bad candidate and a bumbling GOP hand the Democrats another House seat. The biggest loser? House Speaker Mike Johnson.

Feb 14, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Border patrol officers take security measures as migrants trying to cross the Mexico-United States border to seek humanitarian asylum cut through razor wire despite high security measures in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on January 31, 2024.

Democrats Are Helping Make the US Border Look More and More Like Gaza Democrats Are Helping Make the US Border Look More and More Like Gaza

The party is embracing the idea of the border as a bulwark against a savage horde. As it happens, that’s exactly how Israel talks about Gaza.

Feb 15, 2024 / Dylan Saba

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is GettyImages-1948402901.jpg President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally to

There Is Only One Way for Biden to Fulfill His Promise to “Restore Roe” There Is Only One Way for Biden to Fulfill His Promise to “Restore Roe”

If the president truly wants to protect reproductive rights, he’s going to have to do what he’s so far refused even to consider: expand the Supreme Court.

Feb 20, 2024 / Column / Elie Mystal

Merrick Garland Must Go

Merrick Garland Must Go Merrick Garland Must Go

In his timidity and determination to be “apolitical,” the attorney general has failed to do the very thing he was appointed to do—pursue justice and accountability.

Feb 14, 2024 / Elie Mystal

President Biden and Mike Johnson

Republicans Aren’t Going to Stop Talking About Biden’s Age Republicans Aren’t Going to Stop Talking About Biden’s Age

Congress is planning additional hearings about the president's fitness to hold office. It’s a convenient distraction from a stagnant system serving up the same two candidates agai...

Feb 14, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

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