Politics

A Shocking Rise in White Death Rates in Midlife -- and What It Says About American Society

Drugs, alcohol, and suicide have taken an unparalleled toll on middle-aged whites, especially those with a high school degree or less.

Who's Behind Friedrichs?

The right-wing one-percenters who are funding a mega-attack on unions

Now That They're Together, Can Bernie Sanders's Volunteers Build a New Left?

To create a large and vibrant left like that of the 1960s, his progressive volunteers must continue to mobilize after the election—not just during the campaign.

The Battle of the Budget Isn't Over

Right-wing Republicans can still pursue their goals through riders on appropriations bills—and, if they don’t get their way, shut down the government.

The Republican Structural Advantage

Republicans start every election cycle with structural advantages regardless of the issues and all the other factors that usually determine who wins elections.

Paul Ryan Doth Protest Too Much

Boehner’s budget deal may have saved the economy—and his successor’s political fortunes. So why the snit?

The Labor Prospect: Labor Relations, 2015 Style

Guestworkers are held hostage by employers, SunTrust asks laid-off IT workers to work without pay to receive severance, and cities and states fight for higher minimum wage.

Reclaim a Tradition

Here's the original 1989 prospectus for The American Prospect, laying out the challenge facing liberalism at the end of the 1980s and the corresponding mission of the magazine as the founders envisioned it.

Racism Hidden in Plain View

The realities faced by black Americans are finally getting the national attention they deserve. But what will it take to actually effect change?

Jeb Bush's Terrible Timing

In any other year, he might have been the logical GOP nominee. But this was the worst possible year for him to run.

Not Yet an Intifada

Recent attacks in Israel do not represent an uprising, but despair expressed with knives. 

Why Hillary Makes Right-Wingers So Crazy

The composure and toughness she demonstrated at the Benghazi hearing threatens a worldview rooted in patriarchy.

Why Hundreds of Thousands of Recalled VW Cars May Not Be Repaired

Despite Volkswagen's massive recall, no laws currently exist that would require owners to actually fix their vehicles.

Sorry, Paul Ryan is Far From 'Reasonable'

He may seem moderate next to the House Freedom Caucus, but the former vice presidential candidate holds plenty of extreme positions. 

The Labor Prospect: Viva Las Vegas?

Las Vegas unions reel from a right-wing onslaught, grad students nationwide fight to unionize, and the $15 minimum gains momentum in California. 

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