Politics

Americans Paying Historically Low Taxes

Weirdly, the low taxes have not produced economic nirvana.

Move Over, Mario

Recent sexist spats in the gaming world belie the fact that women are here to stay.

Didn't See It Coming?

Despite the reams of analysis produced by the chattering classes each day, the course of our politics is hardly predictable.

Digging for China

A fight against planned coal-export terminals in the Pacific Northwest is becoming the next big climate battle.

Investment without Job Creation

What is the tax code really rewarding?

Vive la France!

The French say they will open marriage to same-sex pairs. Who's next?

Giving Local Food the Raspberry

The Locavore's Dilemma takes aim at the sustainability movement, ignoring the broader problems plaguing our food system.

A Test of Ideology

How far will they go?

Could the Voting Rights Act Be Struck Down?

As Texas takes its fight over voter ID to the D.C. District Court, it's not just the Lone Star State's elections at stake.

The Fundamentals Are Still in Obama's Corner

Don't underestimate the president's chances of winning re-election.

When Is Judicial Behavior Political?

Who's to judge whether Chief Justice Roberts's decision on health care was prompted by political or strategic concerns?

Their Mind on Mitt's Money and Mitt's Money on Their Mind

Why the Obama campaign is quite happy to talk about the economy

Should Liberals Be Mad at Kagan and Breyer?

Why did the left-leaning justices side with Roberts on Medicaid?

Starve a Cold, and Your Taxes

Rick Perry proclaims that his state will definitely not willingly participate in the Affordable Care Act—but offers no options for the millions in the state without insurance. 

What’s the European Central Bank?

The Prospect takes a look at one of the key players in Europe's financial crisis.

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