Stories by John Nichols

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Posted on: Jan 25, 2011, Source:

The president outlined more stimulus spending but also sent mixed signals about defending Medicare and Medicaid.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2011, Source: The Nation

Michele Bachmann could be a dramatically and powerful force on the Republican right -- ultimately, perhaps, even more powerful than Sarah Palin.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2010, Source: The Nation

Ruin a Republicans' Holiday shopping schedule, and bizarrely you'll be told must be a very poor Christian indeed.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2010, Source: The Nation

Democrats can step back and allow tax rates to reset to late 1990s levels. Or they can let the government grind to a standstill as Republicans fight to help billionaires.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2010, Source: The Nation

This WikiLeak might just make it harder for officials in Washington to "sell" hardline responses, covert actions and military interventions.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2010, Source: The Nation

With one word, "blowback," Chalmers Johnson explained the folly of empire in the modern age.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2010, Source: The Nation

Roberts, an ardent judicial activist, manipulated deliberations in Citizens United v. FEC in order to effectively eliminate limits on corporate campaign spending.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2010, Source: The Nation

If Feingold keeps his seat in a tough election in Wisconsin, it will signal that people power can still beat money power.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2010, Source: The Nation

The promise of marriage equality just got a whole lot more real for same-sex couples in California.

Posted on: May 14, 2010, Source: The Nation

Just as it did in Ben Franklin's day, the post office can still deliver for America in the twenty-first century.

Posted on: May 5, 2010, Source: The Nation

"There's got to be more to life than explaining Senate procedures to angry constituents or begging Blue Dogs to do what they ought to do by rote," Obey said.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2010, Source:

A bold and unapologetic protector of the Constitution will step down, making way for Obama to appoint his second Supreme Court justice.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2010, Source: The Nation

The man who led civil rights activists across the Edmund Pettis Bridge 45 years ago is greeted on Capitol Hill by Tea Party protesters with shouts of the N-word.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010, Source: The Nation

What really matters now is keeping up the pressure for improvements as the long debate over health-care reform enters the next stage.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010, Source: The Nation

He's got the home-state credibility and a history of political engagement that rival any of the Democratic contenders for the spot.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2010, Source:

Palin is now moving front and center as a potential challenger to Obama. That may scare Republicans who worry about their party's prospects in 2012.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2010, Source:

Rep. Edwards: "The Supreme Court has left us with no choice but to change the Constitution and make sure that people own our government and our elections."

Posted on: Jan 27, 2010, Source:

Obama restated 2008 campaign promises that were not kept during his first year as president. It's unclear how he can make good on them in 2010 working with Republicans.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2010, Source: The Nation

Ben Bernanke missed an $8 trillion housing bubble and is still fighting against sensible bank regulations. Time for him to go.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source:

"A union leader who supports the <i>Citizens United</i> ruling is like a steer who talks up a steak restaurant because they're both in the same business."