The Labor Prospect: Pitching the Pope

Francis I's laborious arrival, Scott Walker's fall, and the South's low-wage bonanza. 

Is Trump Inevitable?

The GOP frontrunner has plenty of advantages heading into primary season, but that doesn't mean he'll be president. 

Pay Close Attention to What the Republican Candidates Are Saying About Abortion

How abortion became the dominant issue of Republican politics. 

A Desperate Scott Walker Brings Anti-Labor Crusade to National Stage

Trying to woo big donors, the Wisconsin governor tries to bring his war on organized labor to the federal level.

GOP Debate: Fiorina Vanquishes Trump

CNN’s program was ridiculously long and notably stupid. And then there were the lies.

How Unions Boost Democratic Participation

Union members are not only more likely to vote for progressive policies, they're more likely to vote.

The Labor Prospect: Walker's Union-Busting Platform

Scott Walker's plans for executive power, Bernie expands his support among rank-and-file union members, and Berkeley moves toward a $19 minimum. 

School Choice and the Chaotic State of Racial Desegregation

Why no one can say for sure if some school districts are still under federal desegregation order. 

The Larger Meaning of Jeremy Corbyn

Europe's center-left parties have ceased to be credible opposition.

It's Not Just Uber: Why the Taxi Industry Needs an Overhaul

Many of the abuses Uber drivers face are standard practice for traditional cab companies. 

Donald Trump Could Actually Be the Republican Party's Nominee for President

What used to seem impossible no longer does.

Fixing the Public Infrastructure Bottleneck

Why officials need to confront the politics of public-private partnerships in order to tackle much-needed projects. 

Missing Workers: What the Unemployment Rate Isn't Saying About the Recovery

How complete is the recovery from the Great Recession? Look to wages, not the jobless rate. 

A Nation of Sociopaths? What the Trump Phenomenon Says About America

To ask if the rogue Republican’s surge is good for Democrats is the wrong question.

The Labor Movement: A Year in Review

A lot has happened on the labor beat in the past year, and a lot of it good. Here's a look at the Prospect's coverage of workers' rights and unions since last Labor Day.