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President Obama's Budget

President Barack Obama discusses his proposed federal budget. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Looking Back at Pro-Choice's Battles

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It's been 40 years since the Supreme Court's landmark decision over a woman's right to choose in Roe v. Wade. How has the landscape over the issue of abortion and the politics of reproductive health changed since? Here's a round-up of our best coverage over the past decade on the changing climate, both in public opinion and in legislatures inside the beltway and out, over abortion.

The President's Fantasy Cabinet

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Flickr/The White House

As the president’s second term gets underway, experts and activists look back and weigh in on who Obama should have chosen to serve, if partisan politics (and reality) were no object.

Our Most-Trafficked Pieces in 2012

  1. My So-Called Ex-Gay Life

    A deep look at the fringe movement that just lost its only shred of scientific support

  2. Ten Arguments Gun Advocates Make, and Why They're Wrong

    A guide to the debate we'll be having, or at least we ought to have

  3. The Coming Obama Landslide 

    How Paul Ryan makes a big win much more likely for the current president

A History of Violence

In the wake of Friday's mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the latest in a year filled with massacres occuring at distressingly regular intervals, President Barack Obama called for "meaningful action" and said in a vigil in the small, quiet town on Sunday, "Can we say that we’re truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose? ... if we’re honest with ourselves, the answer is no. We’re not doing enough. And we will have to change." We here at the Prospect have thought that things have needed to change with American gun policy for years, and have many suggestions for how Congress and the White House should move forward on this issue. Here's our best coverage on guns and gun policy: