Politics

Coverage of 2012 Campaign Disappointingly Unbiased

It turns out the press was equally favorable toward Obama and Romney. Go figure.

Values Voter 2013: War, War, Everywhere, and Not a Stop to Think

Ted Cruz hit a home run at this weekend’s Values Voter Summit by playing to the religious right’s love of martyrdom.

The GOP Craziness You Missed over the Weekend

Some in the Republican party have no idea that they've already lost.

Blurred Lines at the Border

Catholic charities contract with the feds to provide services for undocumented immigrants, but are crucial reproductive services being denied in the name of religious liberty?

Why Madisonian Democracy Still Can't Have It All

Defending the United States' great experiment in governance from the haters 

Notes from the Underground Economy

The Prospect talks to Sudhir Venkatesh about his new book Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy .

Virginia’s Libertarian Surge That Wasn’t

Robert Sarvis, the third-party candidate for governor in the state, won’t be allowed to participate in the next debate. What does this mean for his chances in November?

In Catalonia, a Warning on One-State Solutions

Nationalism is alive and well in Europe. Expecting Israelis and Palestinians to abandon it is a fantasy.

John Boehner Is Adrift

Without a plan and without any idea how to end the crisis, Boehner goes from day to desperate day.

In Praise of Designer Babies

Everyone says we don't want new genetic engineering techniques to produce "designer babies." But would that be so bad?

Postcards from the Shutdown Edge

Wondering why you haven't heard about people going without essential programs? States are covering for the feds, but they can't keep it up much longer.

Two-Faced: The Democratic Party's Divergent Future

Bill de Blasio and Cory Booker personify alternative ways forward for the party.

Perverting the State of Our Union

Tea Partiers mean no good to the country that the rest of us believe in, because they regard the country that the rest of us believe in as no good.

The Task Rabbit Economy

At the rate things are going, tens of millions of us could end up as temps, contract employees, call-center operators, and the like. 

Is the Shutdown Creating a Dystopic Political Future?

It could win Democrats the White House in 2016. But don't get too excited.

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