Kristen Doerer


Kristen Doerer is a freelance reporter based in Washington, D.C. In addition to her work for the Prospect, she's also written for PBS NewsHour and Washingtonian magazine.

A few dozen “Unite the Right” attendees were vastly outnumbered by anti-racist counterprotesters. Read more

Civil Rights in America

How high schoolers in the Washington, D.C., area arranged housing, food, and programs for the weekend’s marchers, and transformed themselves into political organizers Read more

Civil Rights in America

The secretary of education offers prayers and thoughts on her signature issues, but little on the current pressing issues for students and educators: guns and school safety. Read more

Education in America


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During Women's History Month, it's important to remember how recently female athletes were excluded from college basketball. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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The acclaimed author of The Warmth of Other Suns is not about to let the North off the hook. A conversation with the chronicler of the Great Migration. Read more



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Will the former CEO be the designated nemesis to the presumed Democratic presidential candidate? The optics couldn't be better. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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"It’s not just the brothers dying; I’m at risk too," Joanne says. "I could be the next person.” Read more

Law and Justice


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They had hoped for a better night, but they're already thinking ahead to 2016. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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Nine Senate seats remain toss-ups. Republicans need six of those seats to win the Senate. Women voters could keep that from happening, but only if they show up to vote. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Surrounded by the Great Lakes, home to 20 percent of the world’s fresh water, Detroit faces a crisis that is not only paradoxical; it’s complicated. Read more

Money, Politics and Power