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).
As the GOP presidential field shapes up, it's become clear that any moderate restraints on the party are now gone.Paul StarrMay 10, 2011
The nuclear disaster in Japan might show the safety risks of nuclear energy, but the costs don't stop there.Paul StarrApr 04, 2011
The recession will take its biggest toll on the states this year. We could fix that.Paul StarrFeb 07, 2011
Seniors depend more on federal spending than any other group, but that did not deter a majority of them from voting for candidates who deplored "big government" and "socialized medicine."Paul StarrDec 06, 2010
Come next January, the great American impasse will be back in all its toxic splendor.Paul StarrOct 07, 2010