Carolyn Petri


Carolyn Petri was previously the editorial assistant at The American Prospect.

By exploiting certain rules, Bush managed to dramatically alter the makeup of the federal court system. Read more


In the crisis, the Gulf's Hispanic communities dealt with linguistic and political isolation. But Katrina produced a boost to new organizing efforts. Read more

Special Report

The Latino vote has already swung; McCain and Obama's Latino advisory boards could explain why. Read more


This Friday, Hazleton, Pennsylvania's mayor, Lou Barletta, will go to court to defend some of the most zealous anti-immigrant ordinances in the nation. Next Tuesday, he just might be elected to Congress. Read more