Politics

Meet Trey Gowdy, GOP Benghazi Attack Dog

Watch his YouTube videos and you'll understand why John Boehner picked him to lead the Benghazi select committee.

What a Real Propaganda Campaign Looks Like

As the Republicans' scandal calliope winds up, this is as good a time as any to remind ourselves of what happened just a little over a decade ago, even as memories fade.

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.

Honor Our War Dead On Memorial Day -- They Won't Be the Last

Reflecting on the complicated legacy—and future—of our military engagements. 

The Evolutionary Roots of Altruism

Do altruistic groups always beat selfish groups? A new book claims they do. 

How Solar Is Lighting the Way for Recovery in Nepal

Renewable energy companies have formed a coalition to repower the country after its massive earthquake. 

It's All About the Money

How America became preoccupied with higher education’s bottom line.  

Elizabeth Warren on The American Prospect and the Prospects for America

At the Prospect's 25th anniversary gala, Senator Warren explains why we don't have to sacrifice economic justice for sustainable growth. 

How Big Money Lost in Philly’s Mayoral Race

Support from unions and public-education advocates won Jim Kenney the primary election, despite $7 million in outside spending for his opponent.

The Radical Inclusiveness of Black Lives Matter

Activist Linda Sarsour on the Arab American struggle against police brutality. 

We Can't Talk About Housing Policy Without Talking About Racism

What a serious desegregation policy might look like. 

Grand Theft Automated

Why the crackdown on wage theft could be a sign of labor's growing strength. 

Why Everyone Wants the Military Budget to Be Bigger

It's not about "defense." 

Little Magazine, Big Ideas: The American Prospect at 25

Reflecting on a quarter century of politics and change.

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