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John Nichols is The Nation's Washington correspondent.
Barack Obama's Very Good Primary Night
Posted on: May 7, 2008, Source: The Nation
The Senator's win in North Carolina and virtual draw in Indiana almost assures him of the nomination.
Democrats Win Another GOP House Seat
Posted on: May 5, 2008, Source: The Nation
Democrats are showing strength even in the deepest of red districts.
Bill O'Reilly's Foxy Lady
Posted on: May 1, 2008, Source: The Nation
Appearing on Fox News, Sen. Clinton tag-teamed with Bill O'Reilly to bash her Democratic opponent.
Chimpeach Bush? Only Third Party Candidates are Discussing it
Posted on: Apr 9, 2008, Source: The Nation
Obama and Clinton believe accountability is "off the table."
Hillary's NAFTA Lies Kill All of Her Credibility on Trade
Posted on: Mar 22, 2008, Source: The Nation
When it comes to the essential test of the trade debate, Clinton has been identified as a liar -- a put-in-boldface-type "L-I-A-R" liar.
David Paterson: a NY Activist, Progressive, and Now Governor
Posted on: Mar 13, 2008, Source: The Nation
Paterson has been handed a remarkable opportunity to be not just a state officials but a national leader.
Civil Rights Icon and Superdelegate John Lewis Officially Dumps Clinton for Obama
Posted on: Feb 28, 2008, Source: The Nation
Lewis, who remains close to Clinton, is not expected to lobby his colleagues all that hard on behalf of Obama. Frankly, that won't be necessary.
One Major Difference Between Clinton and Obama? Their Records On Cuba
Posted on: Feb 19, 2008, Source: The Nation
If we look past their bland pronouncements on the campaign trail, it becomes clear that Clinton and Obama have widely divergent views on Cuba.
Obamanomics: Barack Talks Tough on Trade
Posted on: Feb 13, 2008, Source: The Nation
As the Dem primary campaign moves to states like Wisconsin and Ohio, America's hollow economy takes center stage.
Clinton Loses Virginia, Maryland, DC
Posted on: Feb 12, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
Ohio and Texas could be make-it-or-break-it.
Donna Edwards' Campaign Is Bellwether for Progressive Challengers
Posted on: Feb 1, 2008, Source: The Nation
Donna Edwards contest against the corporate-friendly House incumbent Al Wynn is one of many key Dem primary races this election.
Hill Should Give Bill the Hook
Posted on: Jan 27, 2008, Source: The Nation
It is time to pull Bill Clinton off the campaign trail he never should have gotten on.
Edwards Gets the Best of Obama and Clinton
Posted on: Jan 22, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
While Clinton and Obama squabbled, Edwards shined. But did he connect with enough undecided voters to secure a solid finish in South Carolina?
A Win for a Woman, a Historic First for Women
Posted on: Jan 12, 2008, Source: The Nation
Love her or hate her, but recognize that Clinton's New Hampshire victory broke through an electoral glass ceiling.
After Iowa, Huckabee Softens His Christian Image
Posted on: Jan 3, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
Heading to New Hampshire, the candidate is toning down his God talk to appeal to a more secular electorate.
Behind the Edwards Surge: Right Message at the Right Time
Posted on: Dec 27, 2007, Source: The Nation
The anti-corporate message of the Edwards campaign has hit a nerve.
Norman Mailer Brawled With Bush to the Bitter End
Posted on: Nov 12, 2007, Source: The Nation
John Nichols: Mailer did not hesitate to suggest that Bush and his compatriots were setting up "a pre-fascistic atmosphere in America."
Trade Fight: Edwards is Right, Obama's Wrong, Clinton's Useless
Posted on: Nov 8, 2007, Source: The Nation
Another NAFTA-Style trade deal? That should be a no-brainer.
Kucinich to Force Cheney Impeachment House Vote Next Week
Posted on: Nov 2, 2007, Source: The Nation
John Nichols: Kucinich will face an uphill fight in a chamber led by Nancy Pelosi, who continues to say that impeachment is "off the table."
Would a Nobel Prize Victory Spark An Al Gore '08 Presidential Run?
Posted on: Oct 10, 2007, Source: AlterNet
John Nichols: The "Draft Gore" movement suggests it's not that great a leap from the awards stage in Stockholm to the presidential campaign trail.
Cindy Sheehan's Farewell
Posted on: Jun 1, 2007, Source: The Nation
The antiwar movement took Cindy Sheehan for granted. It was only when she resigned from a role that she never sought that anyone bothered to think of what an essential player she had become.
Republican Candidates Pander to Religious Right, Praise Falwell Legacy
Posted on: May 15, 2007, Source: The Nation
Republican presidential contenders will be stumbling over one another tonight, as they debate in South Carolina, to curry favor with the religious right by expressing their sorrow at the passing of the Rev. Jerry Falwell.
A President Gone AWOL
Posted on: May 2, 2007, Source: TheNation.com
In a sad attempt to justify his veto, the president says he is listening to military commanders while Congress plays politics. Here's what top military men who commanded troops in Iraq say.
'Bowling for Columbine' Teaches How to Prevent Another Va. Tech Massacre
Posted on: Apr 16, 2007, Source: TheNation.com
Instead of applying for a gun permit in reaction to the Va Tech massacre, you'd be better off renting Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine.
Antiwar Dems in Congress Face Tough Choices
Posted on: Mar 17, 2007, Source: The Nation
Progressive House Democrats are in now in the position of choosing between Pelosi's "imperfect" Iraq proposal and holding out for "bold action" to end the war.
Remembering Molly Ivins
Posted on: Feb 1, 2007, Source: TheNation.com
Molly Ivins died this Wednesday at the age of sixty-two. If anyone picked a fight with the powerful, she was there, writing with passion, humor and unbridled joy.
Barack Obama Needs to Fill in the Blanks
Posted on: Jan 19, 2007, Source: The Nation
If Barack Obama is to secure critical grassroots support for his presidential bid, he must be less about celebrity and more about policy.
The GOP Is the Problem, Not Foley
Posted on: Oct 8, 2006, Source: TheNation.com
Too much focus on Foley draws attention from the real scandal. Yet, even Democrats are having trouble getting beyond the salacious details of one man's sad story.
Dem Underdogs Surge in Primaries
Posted on: Sep 5, 2006, Source: The Nation
The issue of Iraq is helping Democratic challengers fight incumbents like Hillary Clinton in upcoming primary elections.
Now, What About Cheney?
Posted on: Jun 13, 2006, Source: TheNation.com
It's disappointing that Karl Rove won't be indicted for his role in the CIA leak case -- but now we must push to learn what the Vice-President knew.
Enron Bosses--Guilty; George Bush--Guilty
Posted on: May 25, 2006, Source: TheNation.com
The biggest Enron fraud is Bush's claim that he was not close to now-convicted Enron founder Ken Lay.
White House Blocks Investigations Into Spying
Posted on: May 14, 2006, Source: TheNation.com
The Justice Department claims that its attempt to investigate Bush's eavesdropping programs has gone nowhere because its staff was denied security clearance.
Down and Dirty in the Abortion Debate
Posted on: Feb 23, 2006, Source: The Nation
South Dakota's law banning all abortions is the sign that the real fight has begun.
Cheney, 'A Beer or Two' and a Gun
Posted on: Feb 15, 2006, Source: TheNation.com
If alcohol was involved in the Texas shooting incident, it is appropriate to ask if an official inquiry was blocked to protect the vice president.
The Duty to Filibuster
Posted on: Jan 27, 2006, Source: The Nation
We elect Senators with the hope and expectation that they will fight for democracy, not rubber stamp the status quo.
Figuring Out Alito
Posted on: Jan 9, 2006, Source: TheNation.com
If the Judiciary Committee really wants to know where Alito stands, they'll raise the specter of Bush v. Gore.
Most Valuable Progressives of 2005
Posted on: Dec 28, 2005, Source: The Nation
The year is ending on a much better note than it began -- thanks to the courage and conviction of elected officials, activists and organizations.
Attacking Cindy Sheehan
Posted on: Aug 18, 2005, Source: The Nation
Virulent attacks on the grieving Cindy Sheehan expose the stench of desperation in pro-war circles.
New Plan for Progressives
Posted on: Aug 16, 2005, Source: The Nation
Taking the political fight to the states -- which are not yet entirely corrupted by money politics -- is the best way to change the country.
The Bolton Embarrassment
Posted on: Aug 1, 2005, Source: The Nation
Our newly appointed ambassador to the U.N. has already tarnished a long history of notable, thoughtful and respected public servants.
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