National opinion polls show a majority of Americans support the mortgage interest deduction. Yet most U.S. homeowners receive very little benefit from it.
The targeting of citizens by authorities based on racial stereotypes is a serious issue that needs refocusing—an issue that needs to be looked at starting from the root and not the leaf.
The mass frustration is surely there. What's missing is a mainstream national leader who will make this cause a prime election issue.
We can’t count on politicians to stick to their word. It’s promising that judges are forcing them to.
A chilling index from the Institute for Southern Studies.
Since taking control of state government in 2011, Republicans rolled back North Carolina's progressive voting laws. A new regime of fewer voting days and voter ID requirements will be in place for November's legislative and congressional elections.
Our mothers and fathers tell us how to behave when—not if—we are stopped by police. But sometimes it's no use.
If everyone in America got a PhD, the job market would not be transformed.
An assault on the character of a progressive intellectual invites an assessment of the attacker's character—not to mention his client list.
The Prospect's ongoing discussion on how to save affirmative action takes to the airwaves with a spirited discussion between Sheryll Cashin and Richard Rothstein.
No president ever wins points for being Hamlet.
Republican leaders argued that rolling back unemployment benefits would increase employment in the Tar Heel State. Nice try.
They should never have let the Bush administration dictate which words they could use in the first place.
Republican governors, empowered by the Supreme Court, have refused federal funds for the expansion of the program that provides health care to low-income people and the poor. Here's the human cost.
The Israeli government's tactical goals shifted repeatedly. At no point, it appears, has Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a strategic political vision.