Clinton Resurrects the Party’s Universalism

In his Democratic National Convention speech, the former president mounted a defense of Obama's economic record that even the administration had been unable to make.

Warren the Big Shot

In her speech last night, the Massachusetts Senate candidate drove home the point that she's been making since her campaign started: We build it together.

A Conversation with a DNC Anti-Abortion Protester

"We’re hoping for the right reaction, often we get the wrong reaction."

Party Animals

After decades of internal divisions, the Democrats in Charlotte have their act together.

Dear Mr. Morsi

An open letter to the president of Egypt

A Declaration of Interdependence

The first night of the Democratic convention amounted to a sharp rebuke of the GOP's Randian vision for the country.

Julian Castro's Great Expectations

The San Antonio mayor's speech wasn't the main event Tuesday night. But he delivered exactly what the moment demanded.

Richard Shelby Can't Make Up His Mind

The lead CFPB opponent wasn't always against the idea of a single director.

The Media Whinefest Commences

If reporters think the campaign is boring, they should do something about it.

Poll Spells Trouble for Iowa Judge

Will another state supreme court justice fall victim to Bob Vander Plaats's campaign?

Nine and a Half Conventions

The Prospect's editor-at-large reflects on a time when the Democratic gatherings were more than just a media show.

The Political Education of Elizabeth Warren

Supporters of the Massachusetts Dem thought she had a lock on Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat. 
But the campaign has proved that’s far from true.

The RNC Convention TV Ratings In Historical Perspective

Low, but not the lowest ever.

Torture Without Accountability

Why hasn't the Obama administration tried to prosecute any Bush-era torture crimes?

A Convention of Bootstrap-Pullers

Which tells us absolutely nothing about their policies.