Stories by John Nichols

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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.

Posted on: May 5, 2008, Source: The Nation

Democrats are showing strength even in the deepest of red districts.

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.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2008, Source: The Nation

Obama and Clinton believe accountability is "off the table."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2008, Source:

Ohio and Texas could be make-it-or-break-it.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2008, Source:

While Clinton and Obama squabbled, Edwards shined. But did he connect with enough undecided voters to secure a solid finish in South Carolina?

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.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2008, Source:

Heading to New Hampshire, the candidate is toning down his God talk to appeal to a more secular electorate.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2007, Source: The Nation

The anti-corporate message of the Edwards campaign has hit a nerve.

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."

Posted on: Nov 8, 2007, Source: The Nation

Another NAFTA-Style trade deal? That should be a no-brainer.

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."

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: May 2, 2007, Source:

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.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2007, Source:

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.

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.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2007, Source:

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.

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.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2006, Source:

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.

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.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2006, Source:

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.

Posted on: May 25, 2006, Source:

The biggest Enron fraud is Bush's claim that he was not close to now-convicted Enron founder Ken Lay.

Posted on: May 14, 2006, Source:

The Justice Department claims that its attempt to investigate Bush's eavesdropping programs has gone nowhere because its staff was denied security clearance.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2006, Source: The Nation

South Dakota's law banning all abortions is the sign that the real fight has begun.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2006, Source:

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.

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.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2006, Source:

If the Judiciary Committee really wants to know where Alito stands, they'll raise the specter of Bush v. Gore.

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.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2005, Source: The Nation

Virulent attacks on the grieving Cindy Sheehan expose the stench of desperation in pro-war circles.

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.

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.