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Half a century later, the battles of the 1960s--and the effects of one great wrong turn by liberals of that time--are still with us. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Politicians going after birth control had no idea what they were in for. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Why, after a decade of reform, is American education still in crisis? Read more

Education in America

Help save The American Prospect at this critical juncture in the magazine—and the nation's—history. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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None of the options for health-care reform is ideal, but the most likely path forward would be through action in the states. Read more

Health and Social Policy

Raising taxes is supposed to be political suicide. Governors Jerry Brown and Martin O'Malley are proving otherwise. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The president's re-election chances have improved, but Obama faces severe tests on energy and national security. Read more

America and the World

Romney’s backers say he did the tough work needed to restructure the economy. Actually, he seized opportunities that the tax, securities, and bankruptcy laws should never have given him. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Moderation has its zealots, so convinced of their righteousness that they ignore the likely impact of their actions. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

"We are the 99 percent" has the virtue of being true as well as mobilizing. Read more

Civil Rights in America

A belief in American pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps mythology lies at the heart of conservative attacks on the 99 percent. Read more

Economic Policy

The number of Americans whose homes are "underwater" continues to be a huge drag on the economy, but the administration is failing to address the issue. Read more

Economic Policy

We’re about to find out if the president is a Jimmy Carter or a Harry Truman. The scary part is it may not make a difference in the 2012 election. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Zipcar and Flexcar started an economic revolution in urbanized America. But how much are we willing to share? Read more

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September 11 was good for Washington, D.C.'s economy, but the expansion has not helped many on the bottom. Read more

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