John Nichols

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 4:30pm
Rex Tillerson Would Put the Dollar Sign on the American Flag
“I feel,” Nebraska Senator George Norris warned a century ago, “that we are about to put the dollar sign on the American flag.” Decrying the advocacy by munitions merchants, speculators, and stockbrokers for legislation that would further involve the United States in the European conflict that...
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Friday, January 6, 2017 - 1:45pm
Why Workers Everywhere Should Be Scared by Kentucky’s Assault on Unions
“A lot of working people voted for change in this election,” argued Bill Finn , the director of the Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council. “They didn’t vote for this. They didn’t vote for a pay cut.” Finn got that right. Kentucky Republicans launched the new year with a race to...
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Monday, January 2, 2017 - 1:15pm
A Resolution for 2017: Keep Reminding Trump That He Has No Mandate
When Paul Ryan and top congressional Republicans gathered on the evening of January 20, 2009, to plot a strategy of absolute and unrelenting opposition to Barack Obama presidency, and to the House and Senate Democrats who had received a mandate from the American people to work with the enormously...
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Friday, December 23, 2016 - 2:15pm
Keith Ellison Says He Is Ready to Fight for Democracy in North Carolina—and Across America
here is, unfortunately, nothing new about the assault on democracy that is playing out in North Carolina. But Democrats need to make a new commitment to defending democracy—and Congressman Keith Ellison is giving voice to that commitment. Promising an all-out fight against efforts by North Carolina...
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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:15pm
Chuck Jones Is a Better President Than Donald Trump Will Ever Be
D onald Trump, America’s troll-in-chief, picks Twitter fights with anyone who calls him out. So it should come as no surprise that the president-elect is going after Chuck Jones . Jones is the president of United Steelworkers 1999 , which represents Carrier workers in Indiana, and he just called...
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:45pm
Elizabeth Warren Proposes to Strengthen Democratic Spines With a Powerful New Tool: Math
M assachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is calling on Democrats to be an actual opposition party in the coming era of Trumpism. And she is deploying a powerful tool to make the case for aggressive and unapologetic resistance to Republican hegemony: math. “Republicans are taking over Congress. They...
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:15pm
Republicans Cannot Claim a Mandate When Hillary Clinton Has a 2-Million-Vote Lead
T he 2016 presidential-election campaign was long and arduous. And so too is the ongoing process of counting the roughly 135 million ballots cast in a relatively high-turnout election where most Americans did not vote for Donald Trump. What we have learned as the count continues is that the...
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
It Really Is That Bad
O n the Sunday before the 2016 election, when media and political elites still imagined that Democrat Hillary Clinton might become the 45th president of the United States, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was asked what he thought would happen if the candidate he was supporting, Republican Donald...
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Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 2:15pm
The Billionaire Class Is Terrified That Russ Feingold Will Return to the Senate
R uss Feingold has led most of the polls for most of 2016 in the race for Wisconsin’s US Senate seat. But the billionaire class is determined to prevent the election of the progressive populist foe of bank bailouts, bad trade deals and crony capitalism. So, as Election Day approaches, some of the...
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Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 9:00am
Donald Trump Rejects the Basic Premises of American Democracy
J ohn Adams did not approve of Thomas Jefferson. The second president battled to retain his office through the brutal election campaign of 1800 and through the arduous process of establishing the winner of a close contest in a deeply divided young nation. Yet, when it finally was established that...
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