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FEATURING JOHN NICHOLS – Elections on Tuesday in various states and cities around the country resulted in big wins for Democrats, most notably in Virginia where all 140 seats in the State Senate and House of Delegates were up for grabs. Democrats, who already controlled the governorship wrested control of both legislative bodies in a massive upset for the GOP. While Republicans held on to a governor’s seat in Mississippi they may have lost Kentucky.

John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine and host of their new podcast, ‘Next Left,’ featuring interviews with rising progressive politicians who explain how they plan to change the country. He is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times. He is also the author of numerous books including Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America (Nation Books) and his 2006 book, The Genius of Impeachment (New Press).

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