Politics

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. 

Democracy Trumped

Could Trump actually win the election? Depends on how much our democracy has been weakened by cynicism, big money, and declining economic mobility.

Why the Republican Candidates Are Obsessed With "Political Correctness"

The political correctness charge has become an all-purpose answer to criticism of any sort.

No Raise This Year? These Four Charts Explain Why

New data show just how wide the productivity-pay gap has become. 

The Right's War Against the Spirit of Christmas

Anger, not love, is the core of far-right candidates’ appeal this year.

Political Money in 2015: More Secrecy, Deregulation, Voter Anger

As lax enforcement unleashes the full power of dark money, voter disillusion has found unexpected outlets.

Class-Action Suit Brings Sweeping Changes to Solitary Confinement in New York

Though there's still much work to be done, the settlement marks a critical step for prison reform. 

Trump Love and the Schlonging of American Women

The Donald’s bizarre remarks on Monday betray a widely held contempt for women and their bodies.

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