Politics

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.   

Honor Lincoln and MLK by Getting Yourself an AR-15

An Oregon county GOP shows the world just how experts do their trolling.

When "Not Exactly Corrupt" Isn't Good Enough

Chris Christie finds out what happens when you become a national figure, and the stench of scandal begins wafting to everyone's nose.

Rebuffing the Zones?

The Supreme Court's conservative justices could be poised to roll back protections against harassment outside abortion clinics.

The Damage He Did

Ariel Sharon's long death watch makes it possible to see what he left behind.

Roger Ailes and the Politics of Resentment

What Fox News has wrought.

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