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. 

Silk Roadblock

Yo-Yo Ma's celebrated project for global understanding through music runs into Donald Trump's sour note.

Jammed Reception

Everyone looked at Hedy Lamarr; no one saw a tech genius. After all, she was beautiful. A new film tells her story.

‘Where's Papa Going with that Axe?’ Reading Charlotte’s Web in the Age of Trump

E.B. White’s barnyard fable remains a striking symbol of social justice in Trump’s America.

Southern Discomfort

Joan Didion’s notebooks on her 1970 trip through the South offer a ghostly assessment of our current times.

Why Are Men Dropping Out of Work?

A new book highlights the decline of male employment.

Ditching O’Reilly Is Not Enough

The real strike against a culture of sexual intimidation would be for British regulators to deny Fox’s bid for a satellite company.

Citizen Activism and the Courts

The surprising impact of popular movements on judicial doctrines

Could Bill O'Reilly, the King of Cable News, Be Going Down?

Advertisers are fleeing his show and his future is in doubt. Here's why it's happening now, when he used to be invulnerable.

The Neighborhood Activist as Prophet

How Jane Jacobs took on the planners—and how her legacy is at risk. 

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