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Wanted: Two New Prospect Writing Fellows

American journalism’s most acclaimed program for young writers and reporters has openings for our 2019-2021 fellowships. 

The Prospect is looking for two young talents who want to be part of the most storied and successful writing fellowship program in American journalism. For the past quarter-century, the Prospect ’s two-year Writing Fellows Program has enabled young writers to develop their skills under an intensive mentoring program that is widely regarded as one of the foremost springboards to fulfilling and impactful careers in journalism and the academy. Program alumni include Ezra Klein and Matt Yglesias at Vox; Jamelle Bouie, Dana Goldstein and Nick Confessore at The New York Times ; Kate Sheppard at HuffPost ; Adam Serwer at The Atlantic ; Richard Just and Chris Mooney at The Washington Post ; Sasha Polakow-Suransky at Foreign Policy ; Patrick Caldwell at Mother Jones ; freelancer Rachel M. Cohen; and Jed Purdy at Columbia Law School. Fellows work out of the magazine’s office in Washington, D.C., where they regularly contribute a wide range of pieces with the guidance of our senior...

Event: New Directions for American Labor

You are cordially invited to The Future of American Labor: Initiatives for a New Era Friday, February 8, and Saturday, Febuary 9, 2019
 Georgetown University Law Center, Hart Auditorium 
600 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
 Register here AGENDA Friday, February 8 12:30 p.m. WELCOME A LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY AGENDA FOR AMERICAN LABOR Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
 1:45 p.m. SECTORAL BARGAINING INTERNATIONALLY: WHAT ARE THE LESSONS FOR AMERICAN LABOR? Harvey Bischof, President, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, CanadaKaren Curtis, Deputy Director, International Labor Standards Department, ILO Keith Ewing, Professor of Law, King’s College London John Hendy, General Counsel, UK Institute for Employment Rights Carolyn Jones, Director UK Institute for Employment Rights Cecilia Nahόn, Executive Director, Model G20 Initiative, American University School of International Service;...

Twenty Questions for the DNC Chair Candidates

Six of the candidates will debate tonight in Washington.

(Photo: AP/David Zalubowski)
Tonight, six of the candidates seeking to become the chair of the Democratic National Committee—Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Sally Boynton Brown, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley, South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison, and outgoing Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez—meet for a debate, sponsored by The Huffington Post , at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. We asked our readers and Prospect editors and reporters to come up with questions for the candidates—either for all of them or (where noted) one candidate in particular. Here are 20 of those questions. 1. Bernie Sanders raised roughly $240 million in his Democratic presidential primary campaign, with the average contribution, as we all know, coming in at just $27. National party committees can’t count on having nearly as many contributors as a popular...

Reforming Democracy in the Age of Trump

On November 10, Miles Rapoport sat down with Bob Herbert's Op-Ed.TV to discuss what led to Donald Trump's victory, what it means for voting rights and money in politics, and how democracy reformers should respond. Rapoport is a long-time democracy advocate who served as secretary of state in Connecticut, and president of both Demos and Common Cause, as well as a member of The American Prospect's board. His most recent feature, "From a Contentious Election to a Stronger Democracy" appeared in the Prospect's Fall 2016 issue. 

Dispatches From Philadelphia

Our final installment from inside and outside the 2016 Democratic National Convention. 

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
HAROLD MEYERSON The Three Powerful Messages of the Democratic Convention The Democrats left Philadelphia last night after a generally successful convention that conveyed three messages. The first was simply that we are, as the campaign says ad nauseum, stronger together, and that Donald Trump’s efforts to pull us apart will—well, pull us apart. No convention has ever emphasized tolerance and equality—and the costs of intolerance and the denial of rights—like this one. None ever featured so prominently every minority or out-group. In the first two hours (4 to 6 p.m. Eastern time) of Thursday’s session, more than 25 speakers came to the podium, not one of them a straight white male. The most devastatingly effective of these presentations, however, came during primetime, when the father of a Muslim Arab-American immigrant who became an army officer and died in Iraq to save his troops, indignantly asked Donald Trump if he’d ever even read the...

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