Daily thoughtful conversation about the latest news and politics.

  • This is Not the Week To Go Shopping

    Apr 8, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic has hit some groups harder than others. Why is this virus affecting healthcare workers, Black and Brown neighborhoods and poorer communities worse than others?
  • Zooming Off to School

    Apr 7, 2020
    As educators hunker down for what looks like months more of social distance learning, graduations and standardized tests loom, and video-chat tools have raised some eyebrows.
  • The Social Distance Culture War

    Apr 3, 2020
    Somehow, this pandemic has become partisan. Today, McKay Coppins discusses why some conservatives and libertarians are making a show of flouting social distancing guidelines.
  • How to Make a Mask Yourself, But Should You?

    Apr 2, 2020
    National policy conflicts with state policy conflicts with world policy on wearing masks to protect from COVID-19. Should you make your own? And if so, how?
  • AOC on a Socially Just Pandemic Response

    Mar 31, 2020
    In our regular economy, racial and social inequalities abound. As the social distancing economy takes shape, how can we make sure those issues are addressed, and not compounded?