Brittany Gibson


Brittany Gibson is a writing fellow at The American Prospect. Her email is


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This year’s presidential campaigns demonstrate the steadily increasing integration of political figures into pop culture, and vice versa. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The use of a ‘tool’ rather than an app has not calmed fears of another bungled caucus night. Read more


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In a talk at Howard University, the four dynamic leaders discuss de-centering the role of leaders. Read more

, Politics

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Trump’s EPA lets big-time coal industry donors off the hook for the damage their mercury emissions inflict on children. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Not to vote for him, but to keep them from voting at all Read more


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Vox founder Ezra Klein’s ‘Why We’re Polarized’ analyzes the social and cultural forces that have split us apart, and where we go from here. Read more


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Postal unions fear that the Trump administration will use the selection of the next postmaster general to initiate its agenda of postal privatization. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants the federal poverty line to better reflect the realities of modern life. The Trump administration wants to do the opposite. Read more

Economic Policy

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Our writing fellow highlights the best stories she read this year. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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For 11 straight weeks, Fonda has led Fire Drill Fridays, an effort to wake up Congress about the dangers of the climate crisis. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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The Senate majority leader’s prerogative will govern only the third Senate trial of a president in American history. Read more


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Kristen Hawn, a communications consultant, appears on emails with industry-backed groups strategizing against health care changes. Read more


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Virginia plans to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment next year, kicking off a battle over its fate. Read more

, Law and Justice


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From Kenya to Sweden, from Britain to China, countries have made progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

Green New Deal


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The French protest movement sparked by a gas tax hike remains committed to fighting for economic justice. Read more

America and the World

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How did Boris Johnson almost solve Brexit? Irish Ambassador to the U.S. Daniel Mulhall says it was diplomacy. Read more

America and the World

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The leading pharmaceutical lobby gave to numerous Republican groups—and one key Democratic one. Read more

, Health and Social Policy

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Scoping out what the results would mean for Britain—and Brexit. Read more

America and the World


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Recipients of DACA and TPS brought their fight to the steps of the courthouse. Read more

Law and Justice