David Dayen


David Dayen is the executive editor of The American Prospect. His work has appeared in The Intercept, The New Republic, HuffPost, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and more. His first book, Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize, was released by The New Press in 2016.

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Right-wing legal institutes see an opportunity to undermine public education. Read more

Education in America


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Economic Policy


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And he’s on a path to win as long as timid Democrats do nothing about it. Read more



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The campaign has also had advisers sign non-disclosure agreements, and in at least one case attempted to lock someone up with a non-compete agreement. Read more



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Progressive groups highlight how the embattled company hired former senior SEC officials to represent its interests at the SEC. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: David Dayen looks at the week’s most interesting stories Read more


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The four biggest tech firms are all opening offices in a very specific section of Manhattan, which happens to be the home district of one of their chief antagonists in Washington. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The former Robert Rubin protégé now runs for president condemning corporate power. But he also says that only a business leader can win that argument. Read more


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The mega-bank has created 61 different off-balance-sheet corporations with help from companies based in the Cayman Islands. That looks in no way shady! Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The bankruptcy expert releases a proposal that doubles as an indictment of Biden’s role in passing the 2005 bankruptcy law. Read more


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The old ways of thinking about Democratic primaries shed less light this year, because of multiple candidates competing in multiple lanes. Read more



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The bank had denied for months that it was behind the sale of El Paso Electric. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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Stephen Smith’s movement-based campaign has released the first of 32 bottom-up proposals to change the state. It includes a wealth tax. Read more


The Prospect’s executive editor highlights his favorite stories of the year. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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A Neil Gorsuch ruling in 2016 has led to a marked increase in serious injuries to children from ingesting magnets. Read more

Law and Justice



Despite a more treacherous financial system than four years ago, the media has made financial regulatory policy all but invisible in the Democratic race. Read more


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The Medicare for All activist, a Warren endorser, discussed the plan before Thursday’s presidential debate. Read more


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Democrats gave Trump major concessions and leverage in the year-end funding bill so Representative Henry Cuellar could get federal funding for a riverwalk in his district. Read more


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A note on why impeachment feels more like a performance than a historic moment Read more


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The government funding bill, assembled amid the distractions of the holidays, again prioritizes corporate handouts. Read more


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