The American Prospect

A monthly political journal of liberal though. Contains articles that generate debate, further ideas, and set agendas; and provides a forum for working through the controversies and hard choices facing all Americans. Includes regular topics and features.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 3, April

A New Southern Strategy: Can a Politician Who Began His Career as an Obama Organizer Make a Lasting Change in South Carolina Politics?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Anton Gunn's e-mail promises I won't have a hard time picking him out in the Starbucks in Richland County, South Carolina. He's right. Easily the biggest guy in the room, the former offensive lineman looms over an older...
A Path to Peace: It's Time for Obama to Let Go of His Unimaginative Strategy in the Middle East and Take a More Proactive Approach
About three years ago, it looked like the United States might be emerging from its long neoconservative night to play a constructive role in ending the Israeli-Palestinian and broader Israeli-Arab conflicts. In December 2006, the Iraq Study Group,...
Citizens Restarted
In a poll released in early February, 56 percent of voters said they had paid some or a great deal of attention to the Supreme Court's Jan. 21 decision in the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. If true, this complex election-law case...
CNN Larry King Live Rush Transcript
"He [the underwear bomber] was given a 50-minute interrogation; probably Lorry King has interrogated people longer and better than that." --Mitch McConnell to Fox News, Feb. 4, 2010 LARRY KING, HOST: Tonight, exclusive, we talk with Nigerian...
Daddy Issues: Is Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Really the Best Way to Lift Families out of Poverty?
Of the many biographical details that shaped Barack Obama as a political figure, perhaps none is more prominent than the absence of his father during his upbringing. The president's public effort to understand Barack Obama Sr. began with the publication...
From the Executive Editor
In November of 2008, the cover of this magazine announced that "The President Doesn't Matter--as much as you think." Our point was not just to provoke but to remind readers that, for all the expectations many of us held for the potential of a Barack...
Last Chance for Health Reform
After the House and Senate passed similar health-care reform bills late last year, Democrats seemed unlikely to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. But as of early February, that looks to be the outcome unless House Democrats come to their senses...
Television Personalities: Meet the Man Who Makes Sure Bloggers Are Ready for Their Close-Up
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Let us solemnly invoke the stereotype: the pajama-clad blogger, covered in Cheetos dust and furiously typing away in his parents' basement. Let us dispel it: We should know by now that bloggers are old and young, men and women,...
The Art of the Possible: Eight Meaningful Things Obama Could Do Right Now-Without Getting Caught in Congressional Gridlock
In the first year of his presidency, Barack Obama had two ways to make significant progress toward the platform for which Americans voted. One avenue involved cross-partisan legislative negotiations; the other involved a pure exercise of the partisan...
The Curated Web: Tumblr, a Relatively New Blogging Platform, Just Might Be the Future of the Social Internet
In 2007, journalist Gideon Lewis-Kraus wrote a piece for Harper's magazine about the future of information archiving. "The promise of the Internet-as-Alexandria is more than the rolling plenitude of information," he wrote. "It's the ability of individuals...
The Part-Time Bind: Work-from-Home Scams Target Mothers Searching for the Flexibility That Traditional Employers Don't Provide
It's easy to see how mothers wind up out of the workplace. Sometimes, a lack of maternity leave turns the birth of a child into an all-or-nothing proposition: Leave the tiny baby before you're ready to, or quit your job. Or the childcare options are...
The Recruits: Why Some Young Western Muslims Find Al-Qaeda's Narrative So Appealing
Americans were rattled out of their holiday routine last year when they learned that a 23-year-old Nigerian citizen named Umar Abdulmutallab snuck a bomb in his underwear onto an Amsterdam flight bound for Detroit. Thankfully, Abdulmutallab proved...
Unintended Precedents: How a Supreme Court Decision about Terrorism Detainees Has Had Serious Consequences for Corporate and Government Accountability
Javaid Iqbal lived for a decade on Long Island, working first as a 7-Eleven clerk, then as a gas station attendant, then as a cable-television installer. On Nov. 2, 2001, the Pakistani immigrant was arrested in his apartment by FBI agents acting on...
Whose Food Politics?
You'd be hard pressed to find a sexier political issue than food. Celebrities are photographed carrying copies of Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. Last year, Michelle Obama broke ground on a White House vegetable garden to much fanfare. Mice...
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