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Top funders behind a campaign against food stamps and Medicaid include some well-known rightwing political megadonors. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Republicans sneaking through a budget bill while Democrats attended a 9/11 ceremony exemplifies how the Tar Heel State’s political institutions have been decimated by right-wing rule. Read more

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On September 5, The New York Times’ David Brooks published a communiqué from an internet extremist. On the same day, the Prospect also received a message from this same individual. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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The Republican electoral sweep of 2010 set up a decade of anti-democratic destructiveness culminating in Donald Trump. But the tide’s about to turn. Read more

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Boris Johnson is shredding Britain’s unwritten conventions of parliamentary democracy—and he faces no real challenge. Read more

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It’s called step-up in basis, and it wipes away all capital gains in his $50 billion estate. Read more

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The question of the trail’s ownership looms large in a case that may be headed to the Supreme Court. The answer could determine the fate of natural gas megaprojects on the East Coast. Read more

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Yale University professor of philosophy Jason Stanley discusses his book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.  Read more

Books

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Boris Johnson will have to choose between Brexit revolutionary zeal and political expediency. Read more

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They aren’t a problem politically, and they benefit the country economically. But Republicans only admit this when one of their own is in the White House. Read more

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New Hampshire delayed its Medicaid work requirement deadline, as it seemed that more than two-thirds of recipients’ health coverage would be jeopardized. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

It's when the GOP learned that winning washes away all your sins. Read more

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The justices deny relief from gerrymandering, and hold up the citizenship question on the census … for now. Read more

Law and Justice

How Arthur Laffer taught the GOP to govern without restraint Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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It wasn’t the right-wing blowout some feared, but the strengthened presence of nationalist and Euroskeptic parties still imperils the European project. Read more

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Each in his own way, the president and his former White House strategist continue their global realignment project, tilting toward Putin. Read more

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The purpose of political leadership is not merely to win. It is to serve. Read more

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And there might be a lesson here for people in other nations hoping to unseat an authoritarian-minded leader in an upcoming election. Read more

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After Breitbart, Brexit, and Trump, next up: smashing the European Union. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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The president and his supporters have stoked fear of Muslims for years. Now, they’re sad for the victims, but not really all that sorry. Read more

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