Stories by John Nichols

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Posted on: Oct 1, 2009, Source: The Nation

GOPers are shocked that a Democrat has the nerve to call them out on their repeated health care lies and scare tactics. Rep. Grayson says get used to it.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2009, Source: The Nation

A new international program, established by the G20, to pressure countries with regard to trade surpluses and deficits would further erode democracy at the national level.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2009, Source: The Nation

The "public option" was positioned as something akin to a consumer-protection initiative. Robust? Not hardly.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2009, Source:

The investigation into torture could be thwarted by a GOP counter-attack and an echo chamber determined to protect Bush and Cheney.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2009, Source:

Fifty-one percent of those surveyed for a new Washington Post-ABC News poll now say the human and economic cost of the war is too great.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2009, Source: The Nation

Without a public option, there is no real reform.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2009, Source: The Nation

This is what Obama's hastily-scheduled Wednesday night press conference was about. But he needs to do much more.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source:

As Cheney told ABC News: "I was aware of the program ... and involved in helping get the process cleared ... I supported it."

Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source:

Disclosures about Dick Cheney's secret counterterrorism program has even cautious Democrats suggesting Bush's VP may have clearly broken the law.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source:

"And I don't think you will (have a complete meltdown)."

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source:

In a ruling Monday, the Court gave state and local officials new flexibility to 'opt out' of a key part of the anti-discrimination law.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2009, Source:

In a letter to president Obama, Sen. Russ Feingold issues a stern warning about his dangerously shifting positions on wiretapping.

Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source:

Sotomayor's wide legal experience, especially on corporate and financial issues, along with her background make her a solid pick for the high court.

Posted on: May 14, 2009, Source: The Nation

While the health-insurance lobby has been welcomed to the roundtable discussions organized by Baucus, the nurses and their allies were told to leave.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2009, Source: The Nation

Rove and key congressional Republicans aggressively attacked the connection between pandemic preparation and economic recovery.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2009, Source: The Nation

As long as the former VP is on the interview circuit, why not invite him to Capitol Hill to explain these frightening allegations?

Posted on: Mar 24, 2009, Source:

Geithner's bank rescue may have perked up Wall Street but it's nothing new. They've already tried it in Britain and it's failed.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2009, Source: The Nation

Obama's Forum on Health Reform was so narrowly focused and uninspiring that it almost made Hillary Clinton's bumbling efforts of the 1990s look good.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2009, Source:

MoveOn's new director says the group has other priorities than telling Obama he's wrong on Afghanistan. This is a mistake.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2009, Source: The Nation

The plan could help nine million families struggling to keep their heads above water. But is it too little, too late?