Politics

Curiosity Killed the Space Program

Because of budget cuts and lack of commitment, it may be a long time before we land on Mars again.

Five Things to Know about Paul Ryan's Plan

The public has little idea how radical Romney's VP pick is. Here's what you need to know about his vision for the country.

Is Paul Ryan the Most Conservative Vice-Presidential Nominee of All Time?

Only if you think John Nance Garner is the most liberal. 

Paul Ryan, Culture Warrior

One thing is sure. Mitt Romney's vice-presidential choice doesn't mean that candidate has given up tacking to the hard-right on social issues. 

Paul Ryan: The Next President of the United States?

I hate to bring this up...

Paul Ryan: Behind Blue Eyes

His budget plan is wildly unpopular—but Democrats shouldn't be overconfident now that he's on the Republican ticket.

Lipstick on a Wonk

Paul Ryan is as risky a pick for Mitt Romney as Sarah Palin was for John McCain.

Paul Ryan: Obama's Dream Opponent

Sorry, conservatives: Having the Wisconsonite on the ticket would make it easier for the president to portray Romney as a heartless plutocrat.

Wolveriiines!

The Red Dawn remake comes.

Romney's Health Care Dilemma Returns

Is it possible he has actual feelings about this subject?

But We're Not Muslims!

There is no such thing as "good" or "bad" minorities—racism affects us all.

Ricky Bobby Goes to Washington

Don't watch The Campaign with expectations of high sophistication and deft explanation of political issues.

The Truth about Welfare

Mitt Romney's latest ad perpetuates on several myths about cash assistance for the poor. The Prospect debunks them.

Thrown Away for Being Gay

A heartbreaking letter and a story that's far too familiar

Why Mitt Romney Can't Help But Flounder

He isn't skilled enough to maneuver between swing voters and the Tea Party base.

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