Kristen Doerer, American Prospect

Kristen Doerer

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Past articles by Kristen:

Thousands of D.C. Residents Overshadow White Nationalists

A few dozen “Unite the Right” attendees were vastly outnumbered by anti-racist counterprotesters. → Read More

The Kids Who Played Host -- and Became Political Activists in the Process

How high schoolers in the Washington, D.C., area arranged housing, food, and programs for the weekend’s marchers, and transformed themselves into political organizers → Read More

At CPAC, Florida Massacre Hangs Over Betsy DeVos

The secretary of education offers prayers and thoughts on her signature issues, but little on the current pressing issues for students and educators: guns and school safety. → Read More


July jobs report closes the near decade-long jobs gap

Employers added 209,000 jobs in July, continuing a long trend of substantial job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down to 4.3 percent. → Read More


The demand for nursing isn't going away. Will more men join their ranks?

The problem is these health care jobs are associated with women’s work and with women’s pay. → Read More


5 takeaways from April's jobs report

The U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs in April, putting us on track to close the jobs gap within the year. Here are some other numbers that matter. → Read More


Why Americans aren’t good at rebounding from financial emergencies — and how you can get better

A new Pew report finds many American families -- even those with some savings -- aren’t financially resilient. So what can you do to improve? → Read More


5 important stories that are totally free of politics

These stories didn't prompt breaking news alerts last week, but they're still important. Here's why. → Read More


Steady jobs growth clears the way for interest rate hike

The U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs in February while the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.7 percent. → Read More


Here’s what the economy would look like without women

Wednesday’s “Day Without A Woman” strike could have cost the United States nearly $21 billion in GDP -- if all paid working women took the day off. → Read More


Unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent — for the wrong reasons

The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent. The unemployment rate may have gone down for the wrong reasons, but the economy continues to improve. → Read More


Trump disavows alt-right in New York Times interview

President-elect Donald Trump disavowed the alt-right in an on-the-record interview with the New York Times on Tuesday. He also responded to questions about the possibility of prosecuting Hillary Clinton, his commitment to the First Amendment, his plans for Syria, and infrastructure investment in the United States. → Read More


On Election Day, several states will vote on raising minimum wage

Five states this year aren’t waiting for the next administration to take shape. On Tuesday, residents of Colorado, Arizona, Maine and Washington will vote on ballot measures that would give low-wage workers a raise, the most minimum wage initiatives in one election in a decade. South Dakota is voting on a measure that would decrease the state’s minimum wage for workers under the age of 18. → Read More


An October treat for U.S. workers: real but modest wage rebound

The U.S. economy added 161,000 jobs in October while the unemployment rate ticked down one-tenth of a percent to 4.9 percent. But the star of the report was wage growth. → Read More


California launches Wells Fargo criminal investigation over fake accounts

The California Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into Wells Fargo, which was fined $185 million for illegal banking practices last month. → Read More


Embroiled in scandal, Wells Fargo CEO resigns

John Stumpf has stepped down as CEO and chairman of Wells Fargo. The bank’s president Tim Sloan will take over as CEO immediately. → Read More


Why two economists' work in contract theory won them a Nobel Prize

Two economists, Oliver Hart at Harvard and Bengt Holmström at MIT, have won a Nobel Prize in economic sciences for their contributions in contract theory. → Read More


Modest labor gains in September show economy chugging along

The U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in September, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 5 percent due to more people entering the workforce. → Read More


Colombians reject peace deal with FARC rebels in narrow vote

In a surprise vote, Colombian voters rejected a monumental peace deal with the FARC rebels Sunday, with 50.2 percent voting against it. → Read More


Ted Cruz changes course, endorses Donald Trump

Ted Cruz announced Friday that he would vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this November. → Read More