Politics

Reminder: Mass Unemployment is Terrible

Washington still doesn't care much about it.

Has Obama Forgotten that Republicans Want to Shrink Government?

If Obama cuts Social Security now, Republicans will still try to cut it later.

The Gosnell Case and the Two Kinds of Media Criticism

The difference between "Here's a problem in press coverage we hope can be solved" and "Here's a chance to get those bastards on their heels."

What Does "Balance the Budget" Even Mean?

Politicians use the phrase to mean a number of different things, taking advantage of the public's ignorance on budget issues.

I Want Your Tax

Yes, we know you don't like April 15. But, if you think about all the good that money can do, filling out tax forms can (maybe) feel a little more warm and fuzzy.

Marco Rubio Commits to Immigration Reform

And now we know where he stands.

Five Lessons from the Gosnell Abortion-Clinic Controversy

Despite what you've heard from conservatives, the solution to unsafe abortion clinics is not eroding access.

Mr. Brooks’s Planet

... and its occasional resemblance to the one we inhabit.

Rand Paul Is a Genius

How did this guy manage to get more press coverage than any Republican in America?

Your Guide to Immigration Reform

The Prospect breaks down the proposals being discussed in Congress.

Your Guide to Immigration Reform

The Prospect breaks down the proposals being discussed in Congress.

Thinking Outside the (X)Box

There was soul-searching to spare at the Game Developers Conference, as attendees had some warranted stress over diversity—but they should be sure to remember to work on improving the world outside the industry too.

California Fights Back

Legislators take aim at unattributable campaign mega-bucks

Left Behind

Social conservatives issue one of their regular threats to abandon the GOP.

The End of the Fayyad Era?

What does the Palestinian prime minister's resignation mean for the future of the peace talks?

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