Politics

Diane Ravitch Talks School Reform, the Chicago Strike, and the "Testing Vampire"

Part 1 of the Prospect's interview with the former assistant secretary of education

The First Call Is Free; the Rest Are a Fortune.

Pressure mounts for prisons to improve their outdated and costly phone systems.

They Work Hard for the Money

An economic anomaly: Unionized longshoremen and steelworkers experience wage gains to match soaring productivity.

How Obama Beats Romney

The debate answer that could secure the president's re-election

Reaping What Elections Sow

Just weeks before new state legislatures are elected, how can voters assess the sweeping changes ushered in by Tea Party Republicans?

Guess Who's More Popular than Mitt Romney? George W. Bush

The latest Bloomberg poll shows the former president on his way to rehabilitation.

Who's to Blame for Mitt Romney?

I have the answer.

Your Credit Score Could Be A Fake

 New research from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau makes the case for greater transparency in credit reporting.

Netanyahu and the Magic Marker

The Israeli prime minister waxes hyperbolic on Iran, overshadowing discussions on the solutions that exist for the Middle East's political woes.

"You Didn't Build That" vs. the 47 Percent

A tale of two attacks

A Bright Spot in Nevada

After a week of bad polling, Mitt Romney gets encouraging signs from one swing state.

When the Fringe Shapes the Center

During the AIDS crisis, ACT UP's radicalism forced more mainstream gay-rights groups to step up their game.

Should You Vote for Barack Obama?

Weighing drone strikes and making moral choices in presidential elections

"47 Percent" Is Destroying Romney's Candidacy

The latest poll roundup shows the former Massachusetts governor slipping nationwide.

Laura Is a Punk Rocker

The lead singer of Against Me! changes gender and challenges the male punk scene.

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