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Issue: The Democrats' Choice

Issue number: 3

In states that fail to adequately fund treatment and counseling programs, people with gambling addictions have few places to turn. Read more

Online Extras

Where do the Democratic presidential candidates stand on gambling and regulation of the industry? Read more

Online Extras

Departments

Former gambling addicts talk about the power of the casinos, hitting bottom, and putting their lives together again. Read more

Online Extras

Who should round out the Democratic ticket? Prospect writers and editors weigh the merits and demerits of some of the oft-mentioned contenders. Read more

Features

Improving the economic horizons of America's young adults will require a sustained commitment and serious resources. But it will pay huge dividends. Read more

Special Report

Students are getting serious about organizing to change the rules of the game that leave young adults burdened with college and credit-card debt. Read more

Special Report

A new generation with new economic stresses rediscovers the benefits of an old idea -- trade unionism. Read more

Special Report

Campuses push for open campaign events that allow all students--regardless of their party affiliation--to attend. Read more

Special Report

Progressive groups are increasing their focus on colleges -- and not just the usual suspects. Read more

Special Report

Every week, it seems, it's taking another minute or so to get from point A to point B. What happened to public transportation? It seems obvious that we should invest in high-speed rail and mass transit, but we don't. Read more

Columns

At times in American political history, young generations have formed lasting ties to parties and ideologies. Is 2008 one of those times? Read more

Special Report

Two new books, one by a Boston Globe reporter, the other by the former head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, recount the Bush administration's efforts to expand the presidential powers at the expense of the law. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Today's young adults are very likely to be the first generation to not surpass the living standards of their parents. Our nation's future demands that we take seriously the economic plight of America's young. Read more

Special Report

In his new book, They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons, Jacob Heilbrunn examines the state of the neoconservative movement in the wake of the Iraq War. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

What was The New York Times thinking when it hired neocon propagandist Bill Kristol for its op-ed pages? Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Faced with tough budget decisions, many states are turning to gambling as an answer to their economic woes. But most end up getting far more than they bargained for. Read more

Features

Black Hawk is one of three Colorado towns that decided to allow limited-stakes gambling. Residents have learned the hard way that the house always wins. Read more

Features

In Mississippi, African American leaders are the foremost champions of the state's growing Latino immigrant population. Some day soon, they hope, the new alliance will transform the state's reactionary politics. Read more

Features

After so many years with "white male" as the default political identity, we're all suddenly forced to think about how much a candidate's race, gender, and background should matter. Read more

Columns