Politics

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.

Lies Are the New Truth

How you defend the indefensible.

It's Official: Vibrators Are Mainstream

No matter what the politicians do, acceptance of women's sexuality is here to stay.

The Point of Super PACs: Looking Rich and Impressing the Ladies

Meet the super PAC whose goal is to raise no money.

Look Past the Turban

Sunday’s shooting at a Sikh temple couldn’t be described as surprising, which is a problem that has plagued our country for a long time.

Dancing with The Mitt That Brung Ya

Conservatives picked him, and now they have to live with him.

Red, White and Untrue: Romney's Big Lie about Military Voting

No, Obama is not trying to restrict military voting in Ohio. 

The GOP's Kamikaze Candidate

In their desperation to oust President Obama, Republicans have selected the worst presidential candidate in recent memory.

The Boy Scouts' Learning Curve

A Los Angeles Times investigation shows how poorly the BSA handled instances of child abuse in the 1970s and 1980s, but also how much their policies have improved.

Keystone XL’s Beetlemania

How an endangered species barely an inch long could be a big barrier to TransCanada’s pipeline dreams.

Supreme Court Permits Execution of Man with IQ of 61

How do you prevent cruel and unusual punishment when no one is willing to enforce the rules?

Female Firsts at The 2012 Olympics

A slideshow of women who are taking the year's biggest athletic event by storm.

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