Parker Richards

Parker Richards is an editorial intern at The American Prospect.


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New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez’s legal troubles could give Chris Christie the chance to appoint a Republican to the Senate—quite possibly himself. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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By the standards of other states’ Green Parties, West Virginia’s Mountain Party has had surprising success in establishing a foothold—chiefly because the Democrats there are the nation’s most conservative.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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It’s one of the wealthiest states, but it’s shrinking—and the governing Democrats are divided over what to do. Read more

Economic Policy