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John Nichols is The Nation's Washington correspondent.
A Contested Convention Is Exactly What the Democratic Party Needs
Posted on: May 5, 2016, Source: The Nation
Bernie Sanders will go to Philadelphia with more pledged delegates than any insurgent in modern history. Here’s what he could do with them.
A Cruel, Irresponsible and Dysfunctional Budget Deal
Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: The Nation
Forcing others to lurch from crisis to crisis so that you can tell yourself you have taken “a step in the right direction” is socially and economically dysfunctional.
For Obama, a Bigger Win Than for Kennedy, Nixon, Carter or Bush
Posted on: Nov 8, 2012, Source: The Nation
Barack Obama was re-elected president with an ease that allowed him to claim what even his supporters dared not imagine.
"An Extreme Choice" -- What Two of Wisconsin's Leading Progressive Journalists Think About Mitt Romney's Pick of Paul Ryan
Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!
"He’s to the right of both President Bushes. I think he’s to the right of Dick Cheney," says Matthew Rothschild of the Progressive Magazine.
Gore Vidal's Unfinished American Revolution
Posted on: Aug 2, 2012, Source: TheNation.com
The recently deceased author loved America in the way the best of the founders did.
Bernie Sanders, Nurses: We Still Need 'Medicare for All'
Posted on: Jun 29, 2012, Source: The Nation
The healthcare ruling doesn't mean the fight is over to fix our broken health-care system.
Framed: How Redefining Direct Democracy as Anti-Democratic Won Wisconsin
Posted on: Jun 14, 2012, Source: The Nation
Walker's $35 million campaign began with a multimillion-dollar ad buy that described recalls as "sour grapes" -- a message that came to define the election.
Wisconsin Democrats Wrong to Avoid Campaigning on Labor Issues in Walker Recall
Posted on: May 24, 2012, Source: Madison Capital Times
Walker knows that a recall election in a closely divided state is about maximizing appeal to the base, not softening messages and avoiding issues. Why don't Dems?
On Primary's Eve, Wisconsin Turns Against Republican Gov. Scott Walker
Posted on: May 7, 2012, Source: Madison Capital Times
One of Wisconsin's most seasoned reporters drives into GOP strongholds and finds little support for the embattled governor.
How Scott Walker Turned the GOP Against Workers
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: The Nation
As Wisconsinites turn in petitions to recall Scott Walker, the nation's attention will turn to to see if the unpopular GOP governor can be unseated.
5 Reasons Newt Gingrich Will Be Nothing But a Footnote in History
Posted on: Dec 26, 2011, Source: The Nation
There really was a week there when Gingrich was the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. But that’s all over now. Here's why.
Scott Walker's Top Anti-Worker Aide Target of FBI Raid; Corruption in Walker's Administration?
Posted on: Sep 21, 2011, Source: The Nation
A secret probe into political wrongdoing has swept up the point person on the Wisconsin governor's anti-union efforts; will it reach the governor himself?
Joe Biden Picks a Side, Stands With Labor in Ohio's Fight Against Right-Wing Attacks
Posted on: Sep 7, 2011, Source: The Nation
“We’ve been through a lot of fights, but this is a different kind of fight," explained Biden. “This is a fight literally for our right to exist.”
If Job Numbers Don't Improve Obama Can Kiss the 2012 Election Goodbye
Posted on: Jul 8, 2011, Source: The Nation
The notion that a Democratic president can win reelection with an unemployment rate that is edging upward and talk of cutting Social Security is beyond unrealistic.
AFL-CIO's Trumka Calls for Labor Movement Separate from Parties: 'I've Had a Snootful of This Shit!'
Posted on: Jun 13, 2011, Source: The Nation
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sent his strongest signal yet about the labor movement’s frustration with the dysfunctional politics of the moment.
Wisconsin's Walker Heads to DC to Take Lead in Fight to Privatize Education
Posted on: May 9, 2011, Source: TheNation.com
Wisconsin’s union-busting governor has emerged the hero of the right-wing groups that are proposing extreme measures in the battle to privatize public education.
How Socialists Built America
Posted on: Apr 20, 2011, Source: The Nation
Again and again at critical junctures in our national journey, socialist thinkers, organizers, candidates, and officials have prodded government in a progressive direction.
Libya: Obama Tries to Explain an Undeclared War
Posted on: Mar 29, 2011, Source: The Nation
Presidents are not supposed to start wars, especially wars that are offensive rather than defensive in nature.
Pro-Worker Movement Gains Power in Wisconsin, But What's Next?
Posted on: Mar 11, 2011, Source: The Nation
There is a lot of talk about where to take this energy, and a lot of options—all with credible arguments and all with support from serious players.
SOTU: Obama Makes a Muscular Defense of Social Security, But Aligns with Wall St. on Exporting Our Jobs
Posted on: Jan 25, 2011, Source: TheNation.com
The president outlined more stimulus spending but also sent mixed signals about defending Medicare and Medicaid.
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