Culture

The Stupidity of Hating Your Senator for Living Where You've Sent Her to Work

Should we really get mad if our representatives spend too much time in Washington, where they're supposed to be doing their jobs?

How Chuck Todd Can Save Meet the Press

If he can make it as awful as it was in Tim Russert's day, he just might succeed.

Robin Williams and the Weight of Being Famous

It's a wonder more celebrities aren't driven to despair by it.

Watch Paul Waldman on Washington Journal

See the Prospect's contributing editor not react to a caller's assertion of a particular sort of enagement by members of a political party with a moose appendage.

Epic! Cheney Made to Answer to Paul Waldman's Assessment of Iraq Record

In an epic bit of television, Fox News' Megyn Kelly reads Waldman's critique of Cheney's Iraq record to the former vice president on the air—and demands a reaction.

Why Grayson Would Make Perfect Opponent to Gowdy on Benghazi Committee

Many progressives have argued for a Democratic boycott of the House Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi, but that would be a colossal error. 

The 2016 Election Was Ultimately About One Big Thing

A new book argues it was a struggle over identity.

The Queen of Feminist Soul

Aretha, “Respect,” and the rise of second-wave feminism

Why New Social Movements Are Different

A new book from social reformer Jai Sen explores the international age of protest.

Recalling Pete Seeger’s Controversial Performance on the Smothers Brothers Show 50 Years Ago

Seeger had been blacklisted as a communist and this gutsy defiance of a corporate media giant marked his return to the mainstream cultural scene.

Everybody Knows About Alabama

Doug Jones’s victory and a new play drawing on Nina Simone’s songs illustrate the opportunities and challenges we face in 2018.

Where the Republican Party Began

Sidney Blumenthal's new volume in his biography of Lincoln explores the role of leadership in the remaking of American politics in the 1850s.

Can Love Conquer Hate?

Will the increasing prevalence of intermarriage lead to broader empathy and understanding?

'Detroit' and Charlottesville

Fifty years may separate the riots in the two cities, but the root causes and the remedies remain the same

Silk Roadblock

Yo-Yo Ma's celebrated project for global understanding through music runs into Donald Trump's sour note.

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