Politics

The Examined Life of the Digital Age

Before long, it may become impossible to be anonymous.

One Small Step for the Fourth Amendment

Obama's NSA reforms are a start, but they don't go far enough. 

Stevie Sings for Martin Luther King

How Stevie Wonder and Coretta Scott King worked in perfect harmony to beat Jesse Helms and create a national holiday.

Today's Robot Threat

Beware the Euro-Terminators.

The Surveillance State of Tomorrow

Cell phone metadata is nothing compared to what will be gathered about you before long. And the NSA wants it all.

Free at Last: A Gay Republican Leaves the Fold

Jimmy LaSalvia was the media's "go-to" gay GOPer. Now that he's left the party, he tells the Prospect what that was like.

The Penultimate Watergate Baby

George Miller calls it quits.

The Scandalous Lack of Obama Administration Scandals

A real scandal needs serious malfeasance and high administration involvement. None of Obama's scandals have had both.

Can States Protect Access to Reproductive Health Clinics?

The fate of Massachusetts's buffer-zone law doesn't look promising after yesterday's Supreme Court oral arguments. 

New Year, Same Intellectual Dishonesty

2014 is shaping up to be just like every year before it, filled with people in politics and media unwilling or unable to recognize nuance.  

Marijuana Legalization Will Be the Gay Marriage of the 2016 Presidential Election

There will be an active debate on the Democratic side, but none on the Republican side.

The Internet Service Providers' Triumph

Companies like Comcast and Verizon just won a huge victory in the courts. Will it destroy the Web? Probably not, but it won't be good.

Rape on TV—More Than Just a Plot Twist

Producers often use sexual assault to heighten drama, but depictions of sexual violence offer a greater opportunity to educate viewers.

Want to Predict the Future of Surveillance? Ask Poor Communities.

Marginalized groups are often governments' test subjects. Here are a few lessons we can learn from their experiences.   

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