Politics

The Bitter Truth about the Settlements

How can talks succeed when, throughout the negotiations, Israel is building on the very land that would comprise a Palestinian state?

The Difference Between Liberal Justices and Conservative Justices

Both kinds of justices take into account whether they're sympathetic to the plaintiff, not just what the Constitution demands. But a new study shows "in-group bias" much more in evidence among the conservatives.

Under Pressure From the Right, Gowdy Renews Benghazi Shenanigans

Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the Benghazi Select Committee, says the Republicans are keeping information from them and limiting access to witnesses.

First, Stop The Self-Flagellation: How Unions Can Thrive in the 21st Century

The death of the labor movement has been repeatedly predicted as an imminent event for more than a century. Yet it lives, and is getting stronger.

'Housing First' Policy for Addressing Homelessness Hamstrung By Funding Issues

The new approach may spring from good intentions, but is undermined by a lack of affordable housing stock.

A Break In the Greek Tragedy

By calling the question on austerity, the Greeks have done the rest of Europe a huge service.

Jindal's Prayer Rally Brings Together 'Prophets,' Bigots and Right-Wing Activists

Once hailed as the GOP’s top intellectual and reformer, the Louisiana governor headlined a gathering organized and sponsored by some of the most extreme figures in the party.

How Bernie Sanders, In New Role, Could Make Wall Streeters Very, Very Unhappy

The iconoclast from Vermont plans to use his place as opposition leader on the Senate Budget Committee in a whole new way.

Labor at a Crossroads: The Case for Union Organizing

The labor movement has been growing while shrinking—growing through organizing.

McMorris-Rodgers and Anti-Choice Marchers All For 'Life' Until It's Born

She's all for the fetus, until it's born and needs health insurance. Or anything.

Gertner Responds to Brodsky on University Rules for Campus Sexual Assault Justice

The author took issue in the Prospect with Harvard's new guidelines for disciplinary proceedings in campus rape cases. Alexandra Brodsky offered an opposing view on our website. 

Netanyahu's Gambit: Is Israel's Latest Military Move Designed to Bolster His Re-election Campaign?

A risky attack in Syria could be the prime minister's electoral strategy—whatever the cost to Israel.

GOP Response: The Breadbags of Empathy

Memo to Joni Ernst: You really need to follow up the tale of long-ago hard times with some specifics about what you want to do now.

Fair Process, Not Criminal Process, Is the Right Way to Address Campus Sexual Assault

School investigations don’t look like trials because they aren’t supposed to.

The Politics of Gesture

None of Obama's proposals will fundamentally change the distribution of wealth and power in America.

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