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The Perverse Power of the Prosecutor

How responsible are prosecutors for holding back progressive criminal justice reform?

By John Pfaff

Middle America Reboots Democracy

We spent months talking with anti-Trump forces—and they're not who pundits say they are.

By Lara Putnam Theda Skocpol

When Immigrants Were Welcomed

Congress has failed immigrants again. But in the 1920s, this plan quieted xenophobes and nurtured new Americans.

By Jim Sleeper

Will Public Opinion Turn Against Assault Weapons?

Americans favor certain kinds of gun control measures, but they're somewhat divided on the most effective ones.

By Nathan Pippenger

What Lawmakers Should Know About Millennials

There's a reason millennial turnout is so low—but it needn't be.

By Austin Belali