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.


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.

Ted Cruz's Deceptive Triumph

Yes, it's a new era in Texas politics—but not the one everybody seems to think.

2004 All Over Again

In which President Obama plays the role of George W. Bush.

Pro-Life Sentences

Republican-controlled state legislatures are passing a wave of restrictions on abortion. Now the courts are backing them up.

Obama: Not Like You or Me

Why Mitt Romney is organizing his entire campaign around "You didn't build that"