Our mothers and fathers tell us how to behave when—not if—we are stopped by police. But sometimes it's no use.
If everyone in America got a PhD, the job market would not be transformed.
An assault on the character of a progressive intellectual invites an assessment of the attacker's character—not to mention his client list.
The Prospect's ongoing discussion on how to save affirmative action takes to the airwaves with a spirited discussion between Sheryll Cashin and Richard Rothstein.
No president ever wins points for being Hamlet.
Republican leaders argued that rolling back unemployment benefits would increase employment in the Tar Heel State. Nice try.
They should never have let the Bush administration dictate which words they could use in the first place.
Republican governors, empowered by the Supreme Court, have refused federal funds for the expansion of the program that provides health care to low-income people and the poor. Here's the human cost.
The Israeli government's tactical goals shifted repeatedly. At no point, it appears, has Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a strategic political vision.
Under the USA Freedom Act, the executive branch could exploit the absence of a bright-line restriction to engage in collection that is far broader than necessary.
Surrounded by the Great Lakes, home to 20 percent of the world’s fresh water, Detroit faces a crisis that is not only paradoxical; it’s complicated.
Most at stake isn’t the freedom to worship or speak out, but eligibility for tax subsidies that are estimated to cost the government over $80 billion in revenues every year.
Some Wall Street analysts describe this economy as not too hot, not too cold, but just right. But for a worker who hasn't seen a raise in a dog's age, it's a bear market.
Writing on Congress, Blow blows it; on financial reform, Krugman is a tad too cheerful.
House Speaker John Boehner faces a choice: Either he can accept the findings of a responsible, Republican committee chair, or cynically allow a kangaroo court to proceed.