Politics

Why Are Democrats Voting for Israeli Settlements?

The Customs Bill, set to pass the Senate soon, includes a provision protecting Israeli settlements. 

Gun Lobby Starting to Meet Its Match

The NRA and its allies remain a powerful barrier to meaningful reform, but gun safety advocates are beginning to fight back.  

Creditors Cry Foul as Puerto Rico's Default Is Smaller than Expected

The pain caused by Puerto Rico's financial crisis is very real, despite what investors may think. 

Building Myths on the Border

Trump and Cruz’s “immigrant horde” ads are just the latest in an 80-year tradition of GOP demagogy and lies.

Anti-union SCOTUS Challenge Threatens Church-State Separation

The Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case not only puts public-sector unions in danger, it risks opening a new chapter in the war over religion in public schools. 

Perpetually Outraged, Perpetually Outrageous

Donald Trump, a candidate with all the subtlety of talk radio, is the perfect expression of both the politics and media of our time.

Thinking Harder about Political Correctness

The best response to the right's indictment of PC culture is a more robust solution to persistent inequality. 

The Labor Prospect: What to Watch in 2016

After a banner year of labor victories, 2016 may have an even bigger impact on workers.  

Time to Party Like It's 1998

In an effort to discredit Hillary, Republicans are putting Bill's past scandals front and center. 

How New York's "Fight for $15" Launched a Nationwide Movement

Car wash and fast food workers in New York waged a gritty, three-year battle to improve their wages and working conditions, and spawned a nationwide movement to "Fight for $15."

How New York's "Fight for $15" Launched a Nationwide Movement

Car wash and fast food workers in New York waged a gritty, three-year battle to improve their wages and working conditions, and spawned a nationwide movement to "Fight for $15."

How to End the Stock Buyback Deluge

The dramatic widening of income inequality reflects how the corporate mission has shifted over the last 35 years.

Best of the Prospect 2015

The Prospect weighed in on 2015's tumultuous debates over economic inequality, prison reform, campus sexual assault, and more. Here are some of our favorite stories from 2015. 

2016: The Year of the Billionaire

This presidential election could show how private capital and secrecy conspired to take the political process away from the American people.

Unhappy Political Families: Why Europe's Mainstream Parties are Faltering

Populist insurgencies threaten establishment politics in France, Spain, and even Germany. 

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