Culture

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. 

‘Loving’ Reminds Us of an Earlier Struggle for Marriage Equality

A new movie about the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized interracial marriage resonates today in the wake of Obergefell v. Hodges.

Swept Away in the Sixties

What did the era amount to? One thing is certain: It wasn’t a revolution. 

When Liberalism Came Apart

Two new books about the late 1960s provide grist for thinking about political turbulence today. 

Half of Prince's $300 Million Estate Could Be Taxed. That's a Good Thing.

The late pop star eschewed tax-dodging chicanery and will still leave a sizable fortune to his heirs—as well as to the taxpayers who helped him succeed.

Worlds of Inequality

The winners and losers of globalization. Must it be this way?

Can the Working Family Work in America?

America still hasn’t adjusted to family realities in the 21st century. Here’s what needs to be done and why we need to do it. 

Harnessing the Power of the New Working Class

If the new proletariat starts identifying as a class, it could transform politics. 

American Maelstrom

A new book by Michael Cohen brings back the pivotal presidential election of 1968, which first revealed the fault lines that still define American politics today.

Shall We Be Released?

The mass folly of mass incarceration and the road back to sane prison policy. 

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