Politics

Taking Trump’s Populism Seriously

While the Donald had a powerful message for white workers, Clinton failed to convey a robust pro-worker stance.

What Workers and Their Friends Should Watch for on Election Day

From pro- (and anti-) worker ballot measures to state legislature races to unions’ swing-state GOTV, there’s a lot for the labor movement to keep an eye on. 

On Election Day, a Stark Choice When It Comes to Policy

Policy issues have drawn remarkably little notice in this sensation-driven election, but the two candidates’ platforms are as starkly divergent as they have been in a generation.

The $50 Million Potential of the 'First True Silicon Valley Candidate'

How a high-tech darling tried, and failed, to get the Clinton campaign to take sides in an intra-Democratic Party race.

Trump’s Awful Behavior Drives Away Women, But So Does His Anti-Woman Platform

The Republican Party will never solve its woman problem until its leaders abandon candidates and policies that seek to rob women of their basic right to make their own child-bearing decisions.

Obama's Plan to Destroy America Has Failed Miserably

Can't this guy do anything right?

Holding Fast to Dreams: Undocumented Youth Want True Immigration Reform

Dreamers want advancement beyond DACA and DAPA.

Does Clinton’s Campaign Lack the Human Touch in Black Communities?

The absence of an early, focused voter mobilization campaign may be taking a toll.

Big Money Floods High-Stakes Gubernatorial Contests

Corporate interests are funneling hundreds of millions into a dozen state-level gubernatorial battles.

Racism Alone Doesn’t Explain Trump’s Support, Which Also Reflects Economic Anxiety

It’s become popular these days to blame Trump’s rise on bigotry and racial animus alone, but that diagnosis misses the important role played by economic anxiety.

The Trump Financial Panic

On the economic consequences of the Donald.

Fining Teachers for Switching Schools

A Prospect report finds a number of charter schools have non-compete clauses in their contracts, and sue teachers who move to other schools.

How the Anti-choice Movement Paved the Way for Trump

Making a conservative case against Trump, Ross Douthat descends into denial about anti-choice violence.

The Trans Paradox

Why transgender became a thing, but transracial did not.

Q&A: Hamid Karzai and the “Afghan Disaster”

An interview with Joshua Partlow, author of a new book on the Karzai family and the failed U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

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