Politics

Our Auto Recall System is Broken. Here's How Not to Fix It

Two new state-level bills may actually make it harder for consumers to hold car companies accountable for dangerous safety flaws. 

The Trans Struggle for Justice Behind Bars is Just Beginning

Trans people nationwide have struggled successfully for basic rights in prison, but much more remains to be done. 

White Privilege and the Limits of Public Forgiveness

Mike Huckabee's vocal support for Josh Duggar is in sharp contrast to his indifference to black victims of police violence.

The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

Bad economics, not automation, lies at the heart of persistent joblessness. 

Honor Our War Dead On Memorial Day -- They Won't Be the Last

Reflecting on the complicated legacy—and future—of our military engagements. 

The Evolutionary Roots of Altruism

Do altruistic groups always beat selfish groups? A new book claims they do. 

Has Child Care Policy Finally Come of Age?

The Democrats may now be turning to a long-stalled agenda for working parents. 

How Solar Is Lighting the Way for Recovery in Nepal

Renewable energy companies have formed a coalition to repower the country after its massive earthquake. 

It's All About the Money

How America became preoccupied with higher education’s bottom line.  

Elizabeth Warren on The American Prospect and the Prospects for America

At the Prospect's 25th anniversary gala, Senator Warren explains why we don't have to sacrifice economic justice for sustainable growth. 

How Big Money Lost in Philly’s Mayoral Race

Support from unions and public-education advocates won Jim Kenney the primary election, despite $7 million in outside spending for his opponent.

The Radical Inclusiveness of Black Lives Matter

Activist Linda Sarsour on the Arab American struggle against police brutality. 

We Can't Talk About Housing Policy Without Talking About Racism

What a serious desegregation policy might look like. 

Grand Theft Automated

Why the crackdown on wage theft could be a sign of labor's growing strength. 

Why Everyone Wants the Military Budget to Be Bigger

It's not about "defense." 

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