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The Stupidity of Hating Your Senator for Living Where You've Sent Her to Work

Should we really get mad if our representatives spend too much time in Washington, where they're supposed to be doing their jobs?

How Chuck Todd Can Save Meet the Press

If he can make it as awful as it was in Tim Russert's day, he just might succeed.

Robin Williams and the Weight of Being Famous

It's a wonder more celebrities aren't driven to despair by it.

Watch Paul Waldman on Washington Journal

See the Prospect's contributing editor not react to a caller's assertion of a particular sort of enagement by members of a political party with a moose appendage.

Epic! Cheney Made to Answer to Paul Waldman's Assessment of Iraq Record

In an epic bit of television, Fox News' Megyn Kelly reads Waldman's critique of Cheney's Iraq record to the former vice president on the air—and demands a reaction.

Why Grayson Would Make Perfect Opponent to Gowdy on Benghazi Committee

Many progressives have argued for a Democratic boycott of the House Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi, but that would be a colossal error. 

It's All About the Money

How America became preoccupied with higher education’s bottom line.  

How the Bankers Destroyed the Dream

The mortgage collapse was an entirely avoidable crisis—a brew of elite financial lobbying and bad policy. 

Piety and Politics in America

The tension between religiosity and secular government goes back to the nation’s founding.  

The Real Story of the American Family

Two new books explain how rising inequality shattered the working-class family of the mid-20th century.

Should We Relitigate the Iraq War in the 2016 Campaign? You Bet We Should

The question isn't so much whether candidates will admit what a disaster Iraq was, but what they've learned from the experience.

When the Student Movement Was a CIA Front

The CIA's manipulation of the National Student Association foreshadowed other forms of Cold War blowback that compromised democracy at home.

Janet Mock's Brilliant Cultural Insurgency

As perhaps the most visible trans woman in the public eye, being herself—and having fun doing it—is the feminist TV journalist's wildly effective form of activism.

Today's GOP: The Party of Jefferson Davis -- Not Lincoln

If you think the Civil War is over, think again.

The 'Rapacious' Business Model That Rules the Church of Scientology

When L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetcs enterprise collapsed, he told his wife that the only way to make money was to found a religion, according to the HBO documentary, Going Clear.

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