Gabrielle Gurley


Gabrielle Gurley is The American Prospect’s deputy editor. Her email is

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And there’s not much evidence he’s made the sale. Read more


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Why this former two-term Massachusetts governor is running for president is anyone’s guess. Read more



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California unveils some of the biggest election changes in its history on Super Tuesday. After the Iowa debacle, will voters in the country’s largest voting jurisdiction pay enough attention to the new way they must vote? Read more



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Big cities have shunned free public transit. Now, KC’s free-fares push may provide transit systems across the country with a ‘how-to’ guide. Read more

Housing and Transportation

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The Prospect’s deputy editor looks back at her favorite stories of the year. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Buttigieg used his dry wit to connect at The Washington Post, but his cluelessness on racism seems remarkably intact. Read more



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Electric cars will eventually be all cars, but the speed by which they displace conventional cars will depend on making them affordable for low- and middle-income drivers. Read more

Green New Deal

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He’s shown that he doesn’t understand the daily realities of being black in America. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Voters reject a constitutional amendment that would have ended tax refunds for state residents and re-directed those dollars to sectors in need of a fiscal infusion. Read more

Housing and Transportation

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Voters can’t fathom why a booming state doesn’t have great highways, transit, and public education—and in November, they’ll have a chance to fix them. Read more



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The president’s chief economic adviser comes up short in remarks to infrastructure leaders in Washington. Read more

Economic Policy


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Candidates should focus more attention on issues that matter, like the president’s failure to address infrastructure crisis. That means sidestepping vapid questions about the candidates’ unusual friendships. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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During one of the most dangerous periods in American history, Senator Romney must abandon the hyper-caution that has defined his career, and cultivate allies that can extricate the country from political chaos. Read more


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Senate Republicans say impeachment will stop legislative progress. But the House embraced a bipartisan measure this week designed to give marijuana businesses unfettered banking access. Will the Senate back it? Read more

Health and Social Policy


Victor Juhasz

By rescheduling cannabis as a less dangerous narcotic, the next president can upend the drug war and the damaging effects on communities of color. Read more

Day One Agenda


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The former Pennsylvania governor's long track record makes it too easy to unearth examples of his own hypocrisy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The president unleashes a tweetstorm against the mayor of San Juan and anything else associated with the island except, of course, his own failed leadership. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The generational clash between the old guard and the new kids on the block could get ugly in the Bay State. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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In stark paintings and intense, vibrant collages, Whiteside confronts what Donald Trump has wrought and how the long arc of oppression in the American experience oozes into the lives of people of color every day. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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As The Baltimore Sun wrote, it’s better to have a few rats than to be one. Read more

Civil Rights in America