Paul Starr is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, and professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and the Bancroft Prize in American history, he is the author of eight books, including Entrenchment: Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies (Yale University Press, May 2019).
Romney’s backers say he did the tough work needed to restructure the economy. Actually, he seized opportunities that the tax, securities, and bankruptcy laws should never have given him.Paul StarrJan 26, 2012
Moderation has its zealots, so convinced of their righteousness that they ignore the likely impact of their actions.Paul StarrDec 07, 2011
Putting the current secretary of state on the presidential ticket could be Obama's best shot at re-election.Paul StarrNov 07, 2011
Democrats should defend Medicare. But if they want to accomplish much else, they will have to change it.Paul StarrOct 12, 2011
We’re about to find out if the president is a Jimmy Carter or a Harry Truman. The scary part is it may not make a difference in the 2012 election.Paul StarrSep 30, 2011