Politics

Voter Turnout in 2012: Meh

It could have been better, but it could have been a lot worse.

The Virginia GOP Just Made Voting More Difficult for Poor People

You can use a gun license to vote, but not a Social Security card.

Can We Live Without the Assault Weapons Ban?

We probably can, if dropping it is the price of getting other measures passed.

License to Kill

A newly released memo shows the Obama administration's justifications for extrajudicial killings

Paul Ryan Is Not a Fan of Electoral Vote Rigging

The Wisconsin representative doesn't see the need for such a scheme.

How the NRA Is Helping to Pass Gun Control

Their extremism could provide just enough of an opening for new legislation to pass.

Going Back Too Soon

Without pay, many new parents can’t take the time off granted them by the FMLA.

Tinkering with the Obama Doctrine

As his second term kicks off, what are the roads the president is likely to pursue abroad?

I Can Haz Internet Freedom?

The Prospect explains the murky underpinnings of Anonymous’s brand of cyber-activism.

I Can Haz Internet Freedom?

The Prospect explains the murky underpinnings of Anonymous’s brand of cyber-activism.

How to Fix the Federal Student Aid System

The New America Foundation takes a crack.

Labor Wins—in China

Foxconn, China’s biggest private employer, allows its workers to go union—which is more than any American employer has done in decades.

Free "Super-Wifi" Everywhere? Don't Hold Your Breath.

But there is a fight brewing between telecom companies and the likes of Google and Microsoft.

The Nullification Crisis, Part Deux

Senate Republicans have gone far beyond offering "advice and consent."

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