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Issue number: 10

Ultraconservative legal organization the Alliance Defense Fund is backing a California marriage ban with rhetoric about "defending" family and children. Read more

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The Prospect rounds up five of the most interesting and unusual campaigns across the country -- from a blind rabbi in New Jersey to an incumbent governor described as "Dick Cheney's Dick Cheney." Read more

Features

Where we live influences our life chances. Too many blacks still live in concentrated poverty. Read more

Special Report

Trade unions are still a key path to higher-quality jobs and greater dignity at the workplace. Read more

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Ending the temp agencies' control of low-wage labor markets Read more

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Are foreigners "taking Americans' jobs"? Or are employers once again exploiting cheap labor and vulnerable people? Read more

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The persistent double jeopardy of race and gender Read more

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African American women made great progress in education and entering into previously forbidden occupations -- but their gains in earnings mysteriously stopped. Read more

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First came racial redlining. Then came racial targeting of toxic and predatory loans. Both spelled economic disaster for African Americans. Read more

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Why do African Americans continue to earn less despite dramatic gains in education? Read more

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David Roberts reviews three new books on our environmental crisis, and wonders why newly minted greens sound more ambitious about the future than movement insiders. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Narrowing America's racial divides and expanding opportunity for all Read more

Special Report

Geoffrey Canada founded the Harlem Children's Zone as a "conveyor belt" to transport poor kids from birth to college, by dealing with every need. Can its successes be replicated? Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

From our October print issue: Thomas Frank sees Republican scandal and conservative ideology as one and the same. But a more honorable right wing is imaginable. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Hip-hop is now a powerful mainstream cultural force, but political activists haven't quite figured out how to mobilize the hip-hop generation. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Populism is the theme of the year for Democratic candidates. Oil companies are the problem and green energy is the solution. Read more

Features

For a decade or more, we've been promised an electoral transformation: Younger voters, minorities, and women will prevail over the older, conservative majority. Is this the year the predictions come true? Read more

Features

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is poised for a rare achievement: a second consecutive cycle of sizable gains. But with more Democrats may come more conflict. Read more

Features

The most difficult economic challenge of the next administration will be to overhaul America's collapsing financial system. Who will lead that effort? Read more

Features

There is no longer either a moral or constitutional basis for rigging the school system for the well-to-do. Read more

Columns