Politics

What About Palestinian Security?

With Israeli settler attacks on villages growing, it's becoming apparent that sovereignty isn't the only issue concerning Palestinians in peace talks. 

Defense Spending Is the Most Expensive Way to Create Jobs

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter costs as much as $8 million for every job created.

The GOP, Guardians of Health Security

Will voters believe that the likes of Mitch McConnell want nothing more than to protect your health? Probably, yeah.

Are Home Health Care Workers About to Get Screwed by the Supreme Court?

Harris v. Quinn could take away their collective bargaining rights. That would be a loss for not only these workers, but our nation's elderly and disabled.  

Are Home Health Care Workers About to Get Screwed by the Supreme Court?

Harris v. Quinn could take away their collective bargaining rights. That would be a loss for not only these workers, but our nation's elderly and disabled.  

The State of Our Union? Economically Unjust

In his speech next week, the president needs to go beyond platitudes and start addressing economic injustice—he could start by making sure federal contract workers get paid enough.

Raising the Minimum is the Bare Minimum

What America needs is to shift income from capital to labor.

Breaking: All Politicians Are Ambitious

Why do we act as though the "conviction politician" is morally superior to the guy who just wants to be president?

The Examined Life of the Digital Age

Before long, it may become impossible to be anonymous.

One Small Step for the Fourth Amendment

Obama's NSA reforms are a start, but they don't go far enough. 

Stevie Sings for Martin Luther King

How Stevie Wonder and Coretta Scott King worked in perfect harmony to beat Jesse Helms and create a national holiday.

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.

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.  

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.   

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