Politics

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." 

Little Magazine, Big Ideas: The American Prospect at 25

Reflecting on a quarter century of politics and change.

Women as the Loyal Opposition

When the outsider battles her way in, a corrective voice is heard.

Should We Relitigate the Iraq War in the 2016 Campaign? You Bet We Should

The question isn't so much whether candidates will admit what a disaster Iraq was, but what they've learned from the experience.

Mother's Day, For Real

In the real America, the lives of women—especially black and brown women—are no bed of roses.

If America Really Cared About Mothers, Reproductive Health Care Would Be Available to All

Rates of maternal death are greater in the U.S. than in 40 other countries. Yet we pin the perceived moral failings of Asian nations on pregnant immigrant women from India and China.

Ever the Protectors, Moms Seeking Asylum Need Protection, Too

Obama failed to specify that his enthusiasm for mothers is strictly limited to American moms.

Ever the Protectors, Moms Seeking Asylum Need Protection, Too

Obama failed to specify that his enthusiasm for mothers is strictly limited to American moms.

For Mothers Across America, a Somber Day of Remembrance

It seems wrong to celebrate when so many women are in pain over the loss of their children to oppression and violence.

Why Public Silence Greets Government Success

Hardly anyone notices when government works—so how to design policies that get credit?

Why There Are No Children Here: A Mother's Day Lament

I let my well-founded fears of medical abandonment and loss of free agency keep me from being a mother. After all, I'm a black woman. That's too often how it goes for us.

Netanyahu's New Government: Weak, Extreme, and Unpredictable

To stay in power, Israel's prime minister created a government even further right than he is.

The Politics of Offense and Defense

Once reliably blue strongholds, Wisconsin's and Minnesota's political paths have diverged in recent years.

The Marriage Cure

Policies to help the broad range of families are better for kids—and better for progressive politics.

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