John Nichols

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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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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 2:30pm
Paul Ryan: If Republicans Lose the Senate, Bernie Sanders Wins
Ryan is famously described as what Republicans think a smart person sounds like. But sometimes the speaker of the House outsmarts himself. Ryan lectured Young Republicans in his native Wisconsin last Friday, and the national news media were invited to listen along. The speaker wanted to make the...
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Monday, October 10, 2016 - 10:30am
Donald Trump Just Summed Up His Totalitarian Vision for America in 4 Words
Ba rely an hour before the opening of the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and presidential biographer David Maraniss put Trump’s pre-debate shenanigans in perspective. After the Republican nominee for president held a “debate-preparation” press...
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Monday, October 3, 2016 - 2:00pm
Dopey Donald Trump Can’t Figure Out Why AFL-CIO Members Aren’t Showing Up at His Rallies
Donald Trump rallied his supporters in Manheim, Pennsylvania, Saturday night with a call for union members to show their support. To the Republican presidential nominee’s surprise, his appeal was answered with silence. “The AFL-CIO: How many members here are in the AFL-CIO?” Trump called out to the...
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Friday, September 16, 2016 - 11:00am
 A Lesson for Trump From Scott Walker: If the Election Is Close, Cry Fraud
e first great electoral challenge to Governor Scott Walker’s assault on labor rights, public education, and public services in Wisconsin came in an April 2011 state Supreme Court race. Incumbent Justice David Prosser, a former Republican legislator who had mentored Walker when both served in the...
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