Politics

The Evolutionary Roots of Altruism

Do altruistic groups always beat selfish groups? A new book claims they do. 

Has Child Care Policy Finally Come of Age?

The Democrats may now be turning to a long-stalled agenda for working parents. 

How Solar Is Lighting the Way for Recovery in Nepal

Renewable energy companies have formed a coalition to repower the country after its massive earthquake. 

It's All About the Money

How America became preoccupied with higher education’s bottom line.  

Elizabeth Warren on The American Prospect and the Prospects for America

At the Prospect's 25th anniversary gala, Senator Warren explains why we don't have to sacrifice economic justice for sustainable growth. 

How Big Money Lost in Philly’s Mayoral Race

Support from unions and public-education advocates won Jim Kenney the primary election, despite $7 million in outside spending for his opponent.

The Radical Inclusiveness of Black Lives Matter

Activist Linda Sarsour on the Arab American struggle against police brutality. 

We Can't Talk About Housing Policy Without Talking About Racism

What a serious desegregation policy might look like. 

Grand Theft Automated

Why the crackdown on wage theft could be a sign of labor's growing strength. 

Why Everyone Wants the Military Budget to Be Bigger

It's not about "defense." 

How the Bankers Destroyed the Dream

The mortgage collapse was an entirely avoidable crisis—a brew of elite financial lobbying and bad policy. 

Piety and Politics in America

The tension between religiosity and secular government goes back to the nation’s founding.  

Little Magazine, Big Ideas: The American Prospect at 25

Reflecting on a quarter century of politics and change.

Women as the Loyal Opposition

When the outsider battles her way in, a corrective voice is heard.

Should We Relitigate the Iraq War in the 2016 Campaign? You Bet We Should

The question isn't so much whether candidates will admit what a disaster Iraq was, but what they've learned from the experience.

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