Gabrielle Gurley, American Prospect

Gabrielle Gurley

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Recent articles by Gabrielle:

For the Mayor of Washington, Black Lives Matter; Defunding the Police Does Not

Mayor Muriel Bowser checked the president. Now city residents move to checkmate the mayor on a police budget increase. → Read More

The Virus of Frank Rizzo

Tossing the statue of Philadelphia’s former mayor and police chief into a warehouse won’t change the police culture in the country’s sixth-largest city. → Read More

The Coronavirus and the Rise of the States

In crises and wars, the national government’s authority invariably grows, while states’ power shrivels. This time, it’s the other way around. → Read More

White Men With Guns

White supremacists can still get away with almost anything. For now. → Read More

A Pristine and Deadly Earth Day

COVID-19 defines life on the 50th anniversary of the environmental movement’s day. The natural world remains resilient, showing humans what is possible if we heed this latest warning. → Read More

Life in the Bike Lane

Cooped up by COVID-19, Americans find solace in cycling. → Read More

Health Care Workers Brave Mass-Transit Roulette

Essential employees who don’t own cars still take transit. But with fewer buses and trains running, commutes can be long and social distancing impossible. → Read More

Florida’s Former Felons Fight Voter Suppression

In the March 17 primary, the coronavirus wasn’t the only obstacle they encountered—and overcame. → Read More

Pete Buttigieg’s South Carolina Pipe Dream

Black voters are less than impressed, which may mean the end of the line for the former mayor. → Read More

Glad-Handing and ‘Hispandering,’ Pete Buttigieg Reaches Out to Nevada’s Latinos

And there’s not much evidence he’s made the sale. → Read More

Deval Patrick Goes North to New Hampshire—but Can His Campaign Go Anyplace but South?

Why this former two-term Massachusetts governor is running for president is anyone’s guess. → Read More

African Americans Already Know Pete Buttigieg Very Well

He’s shown that he doesn’t understand the daily realities of being black in America. → Read More

Colorado May Be Cool, but Its Roads and Schools Are Meh

Voters can’t fathom why a booming state doesn’t have great highways, transit, and public education—and in November, they’ll have a chance to fix them. → Read More

Flummoxed! Asked About Infrastructure, Larry Kudlow Pleads Ignorance

The president’s chief economic adviser comes up short in remarks to infrastructure leaders in Washington. → Read More

Democrats Need to Tackle Trump Administration’s Empty Promises on Infrastructure

Candidates should focus more attention on issues that matter, like the president’s failure to address infrastructure crisis. That means sidestepping vapid questions about the candidates’ unusual friendships. → Read More

Mitt Romney’s Impeachment Dilemma

During one of the most dangerous periods in American history, Senator Romney must abandon the hyper-caution that has defined his career, and cultivate allies that can extricate the country from political chaos. → Read More

Make Marijuana Effectively Legal

By rescheduling cannabis as a less dangerous narcotic, the next president can upend the drug war and the damaging effects on communities of color. → Read More

Ed Markey, Joe Kennedy, and Waiting-Your-Turn Politics in Massachusetts

The baby boomer/millennial test of wills in the House, most notably between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has overshadowed the impatience of Generation X office seek → Read More


Representative Elijah Cummings and Baltimore are the latest collateral damage in Donald Trump’s scorched-earth re-election campaign. The president of the United States, ignorant of the rat traps scattered around the White House and the 78 health violations at Mar-a-Lago, over the weekend repeatedly demonized Charm City, birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner, as → Read More

Trump Feeds on Hatred. Four Members of Congress Clap Back.

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the United States House of Representatives voted along party lines to condemn President Donald Trump for his racist tweets that urged four members of Congress—Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan—to go back to where they came from. → Read More