Politics

How the NRA Is Helping to Pass Gun Control

Their extremism could provide just enough of an opening for new legislation to pass.

Going Back Too Soon

Without pay, many new parents can’t take the time off granted them by the FMLA.

Tinkering with the Obama Doctrine

As his second term kicks off, what are the roads the president is likely to pursue abroad?

I Can Haz Internet Freedom?

The Prospect explains the murky underpinnings of Anonymous’s brand of cyber-activism.

I Can Haz Internet Freedom?

The Prospect explains the murky underpinnings of Anonymous’s brand of cyber-activism.

How to Fix the Federal Student Aid System

The New America Foundation takes a crack.

Labor Wins—in China

Foxconn, China’s biggest private employer, allows its workers to go union—which is more than any American employer has done in decades.

Free "Super-Wifi" Everywhere? Don't Hold Your Breath.

But there is a fight brewing between telecom companies and the likes of Google and Microsoft.

The Nullification Crisis, Part Deux

Senate Republicans have gone far beyond offering "advice and consent."

He's Not Here to Make Friends

If Barack Obama is so bad at massaging congressional egos, how did he get so much accomplished?

Establishment Republicans Can't Blame the Tea Party for Everything

Especially since there's not much to distinguish the "establishment" from the right-wing.

Outsiders as Insiders

How progressives took over Massachusetts politics

New Term, New Truthers, Same Obama

The White House has some fun with its opponents, knowing that opinions about Obama's cultural identity aren't going to change.

What Would Jack Lew Do?

It is difficult to tell how the incoming Treasury secretary will handle the enormous task of implementing Dodd-Frank.

The First Progressive Revolution

A hundred years ago, the country experienced a backlash against concentrated wealth and power. Will it happen again?

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