Issue: The Medicare Bind

Issue number: 9

ConservativeSpeak has so infiltrated the language that we now need a glossary. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The Prospect talks to Bob Hall, the executive director of Democracy North Carolina. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

It's time for liberals to reclaim our founding document from fanatics who worship its name but not its meaning. Read more

Law and Justice

Many economists are offering a robust challenge to laissez-faire, but to prevail they'll have to win in the court of public opinion. Read more


Pop music is obsessed with the past—and that's not good. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Is it legal for a company to take out Internet ads on your name after you've filed a complaint against it? Apparently so. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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

Ten years ago, the Afghanistan War looked like a swift and easy triumph for democracy. But even in the early days there were portents of the catastrophe to come. Read more

America and the World

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

Lawrence Lessig wants to change the corrupt campaign-finance system. His solution, though, is wanting. Read more



Data Sources: National Conference of State Legislatures; Brennan Center for Justice; and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Liberties Under Law

Dominating many state legislatures, Republicans have launched a full-on assault on voting rights. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Democrats should defend Medicare. But if they want to accomplish much else, they will have to change it. Read more

Health and Social Policy