Politics

Does Spanish Scare You?

Fights about whether we should adopt "English only" legislation have little to do with language.

Mitt Romney Passes Wind

What happens when the preferences of the economic base meet the preferences of the ideological base?

Harry Reid Gets Under Mitt's Skin

Should we feel bad?

Cordray Goes to Congress

House Republicans can’t stop fuming about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Four Things to Know About the July Jobs Report

The economy is steadily, if slowly, recovering.

Pennsylvania Voters: Dazed and Confused

Legal wrangling over the state's voter-ID law could make it unclear what residents need to vote in November.

Potlandia

Voters in three states are going to decide whether their states should legalize marijuana for recreational use in November—but don't expect the rest of the country to follow suit soon.

The Latest Example of our Broken Patent System

Corporations suing corporations—not individuals suing corporations—is the real sign that our patent system needs fixing.

Romney Is Not Trying to Please Policy Wonks

Sorry to disappoint.

Why Mitt Romney Needs to Get His Instagram On

The presumptive nominee should follow in the footsteps of Ayatollah Khameini.

Mitt Romney Doesn't Realize the Primaries Are Over

That's why he'll be heading to Chick-fil-A.

Abortion: The New Wedge Issue

The GOP's extremism on reproductive rights gives Democrats an oportunity to pick up moderates.

Olympic Girls Go Bad-Boy

Women at the world's top sporting event are shaking off pressure to be feminine in the public eye.

Ted Cruz Is Not a Ticket to Latinos

The Republican Senate nominee is a charismatic figure who won't repair the party's image with Hispanic voters.

Farmers Without Water

George Naylor, a corn and soybean farmer, talks with the Prospect about the drought.

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