Michael Stern

Michael Stern, a Palo Alto lawyer and independent filmmaker, is the chair of the Prospect's board of directors.


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A tale of technological utopianism versus movement politics Read more

Energy and the Environment


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In one Ohio Rust Belt town, energy flagged among Hillary Clinton volunteers in the weeks leading up to Election Day, offering a glimpse into the enthusiasm gap that did her in. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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In 1842 Dickens wrote a scathing critique of solitary confinement in America. Nearly two centuries later, little has changed.  Read more

Law and Justice