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The RWE Niederaussem power plant in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, July 2020

Global Warning

Around the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Prospect staff and contributors highlighted the global challenge of the climate crisis, and how we can learn from other countries experiences.

Advocacy groups have been spending millions of dollars on ads targeting the constituents of members of Congress who are considered key votes on the reconciliation bill.

Building Back America

The Prospect covered every angle of the infrastructure bill passing into law, and the fate of the rest of the Biden agenda.

While 9.4 percent of New York City households have no bank account, in the Bronx that number nearly doubles to 17.7 percent.

The Return of Postal Banking 

Executive Editor David Dayen broke the story about a new test program that could become the first postal banking system since 1967. He also explains how one of the pilots, in the Bronx, has so far yielded no customers.

Union organizers have delivered more than 2,000 signatures to federal labor officials in a bid to unionize workers at Amazon’s distribution center in New York’s Staten Island.

The Strike Wave

Prospect Editor-at-Large Harold Meyerson reports on increased aggressiveness from organized labor, including a burst of worker walkouts:
 
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Global Warning Virtual Panel Event

Senior Editor Gabrielle Gurley and Writing Fellow Lee Harris talk with climate experts about the outcome in Glasgow and where we go from here.
 

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, August 5, 2021.

Following the Players in Washington

Our partners at the Revolving Door Project tirelessly track whos getting the top policy jobs, where they came from, and who they serve.