Politics

What President Obama Could Do Today to Help Working Families

There is a great deal that the president could do by executive order without waiting for a deadlocked Congress to act.

Supreme Court Hampers EPA on Greenhouse Gases But It Could Have Been Worse

The majority opinion by Scalia made it harder for the government to regulate polluters, but doesn't appear to impede the administration's new climate regs.

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 Are the Democrats So Unified?

That contentious Democratic coalition of the past, beset by infighting? It's nowhere to be seen.

Beware Simple Solutions On Iraq

Nothing about the chaos there is simple, and anyone who tells you different is a dangerous fool.

Why The California Tenure Decision Is Wrong and Will Hurt Disadvantaged Students

The reasoning behind Judge Rolf Treu's decision is based on the faulty assumption that if you treat everyone equally, then everyone is equal.

Back to the Land

In a new study, a surprising number of conservatives say they'd like to live in a rural area. So what's stopping them?

Why Republicans Hate Their Leaders: Eric Cantor Edition

As far as the activist base is concerned, the very act of taking office is little more than a prelude to betrayal.

Four Fundamental Econ Facts Missed By Economist Cantor-Slayer David Brat

Leaving aside his characterization of sub-Saharan Africans as less than productive, the economics professor who bumped the House Majority Leader from his post proves himself economically illiterate.

Should We Be Concerned About Privatization of the V.A.?

Congress is about to pass a bill allowing vets to receive care at private providers. If it's the first step toward privatization, that could be a big problem.

Beth Schwartzapfel Wins Sidney Award for Prospect's Prison Labor Exposé

The Sidney Hillman Foundation honors author of the Prospect investigation, 'The Great American Chain Gang.'

Republican Rhetoric and Right-Wing Terrorism: 10 Troubling Incidents

Is there a connection? The answer is, it's complicated. 

Why the GOP Is the Party of Creative Thinking

They may not have a lot of policy ideas, but when it comes to innovative procedural thinking, they leave the Democrats in the dust.

Have Republicans Moved So Far Right They Left Their Own Voters Behind?

On at least a couple of issues, one poll suggests they have.

Bring On the Stupid

The inspiring festival of feigned outrage and inane controversies that is the modern American electoral campaign.

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