Daily thoughtful conversation about the latest news and politics.

  • Two Doctors Diagnose America's Racial Strife

    Jun 2, 2020
    What are the political roots of this country's ongoing racial injustices? And what will be the political impact of this moment? Two scholars break down where we are, and how we got here.
  • When Calling 911 is a Hate Crime

    May 29, 2020
    One New York state senator wants to add the false reporting of a crime to a list of charges eligible for hate crime status.
  • Mail-In Voting Facts and Politics

    May 28, 2020
    With the election coming up, many states are eyeing a move to a vote-by-mail balloting. What does that mean for the sanctity of the vote and why has this democracy issue become partisan?
  • How To Reopen Vegas, Wall Street and Your Life

    May 27, 2020
    Our COVID-19 strategy started with containment and then shifted to flattening the curve. As we begin to reopen and learn to live with COVID-19, it's time for a "harm reduction" approach.
  • The Most Unusual Three Day Weekend Ever

    May 22, 2020
    A month after being hospitalized for COVID-19, NYT's Mara Gay is still fighting double pneumonia, and she's got some advice for the country: Don't underestimate this disease.
  • Sen. Gillibrand on Climbing out of COVID

    May 21, 2020
    We know a lot more now than we did at the beginning of this pandemic, and we know it's going to take a lot more to come out strong on the other side. Is D.C. up for it?
  • Naomi Klein on the 'Screen' New Deal

    May 20, 2020
    She pioneered the way we think about disaster economics. Today, the author of Shock Doctrine explains who's profiting from the new telecommuting surge.