Dana Goldstein

Dana Goldstein, a former associate editor and writer at the Prospect and The Daily Beast, is a Spencer Fellow in education reporting at Columbia University. Her work on politics, women’s issues, and education has appeared in BusinessWeek, Slate, The New Republic, and The Nation.

Recent Articles

SPRAWL BEGETS FORECLOSURE.

SPRAWL BEGETS FORECLOSURE. Apropos of recent debates about suburban sprawl -- do we encourage it through bad incentives or are the suburbs just gosh darn nice places to live -- The New York Times reports on rising home foreclosures in Atlanta (albeit, without mentioning the area's runaway growth, acknowledged by just about everyone concer

PRISON ABOLITIONISTS AND PARIS HILTON.

PRISON ABOLITIONISTS AND PARIS HILTON. Why, asks Jeremy Bearer-Friend at WireTap, didn't progressives do more with the Paris-goes-to jail story? The travesty wasn't only that a celebrity white woman was treated differently by the California police and courts than poor people of color. Rather, no one's substance abuse problem should be answered with incarceration. It's a strategy that just doesn't work. And the anti-Paris frenzy was another example of our society's knee-jerk zeal for putting more and more people in jail.

--Dana Goldstein

FORTUNE-ATE HRC? As...

FORTUNE-ATE HRC? As a confirmed skeptic of the idea that Hillary Clinton's ties to Mark Penn indicate she'd be a bad president for organized labor, I felt it was my duty to pick up the July 9th issue of Fortune (article not online), which screams from the cover, "Business Loves Hillary! Who Knew?"

ARE YOU A SELL OUT?

ARE YOU A SELL OUT? Over at Campus Progress, Jesse Singal reviews Daniel Brook's The Trap: Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner-Take-All America. The book is about progressive young Americans' conflicting desires to make a difference, but also to be able to afford health care, a decent place to live, and a high-quality education for their children.

WHEN MINUTEMEN ARE HAPPY

WHEN MINUTEMEN ARE HAPPY...you know you ought to be dispirited, at the very least. And while the immigration bill required an onerous, anti-family "touch back" and agreed to construct an Orwellian "security fence" between the United States and Mexico, I can't help but feel disappointed today for the 12 million undocumented Americans who have just learned they're not going to get adequate medical care, college financial aid for their kids, or the right to report domestic violence without fear of deportation after all.

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