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Dec 5, 2019
Is democracy under attack? With the rise of authoritarianism abroad and the erosion of rights and norms at home, many have started to reexamine the strengths and weaknesses of democratic institutions.
 
Nov 21, 2019

Impeachment headlines are dominating the news. Since the start of public hearings in the U.S. House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump last week, several witnesses have testified on concerns about the Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Nov 20, 2019

Around 700 pages of documents detailing Iran’s influence of Iraq were leaked earlier this week, published simultaneously by the Intercept and The New York...

Nov 7, 2019

Voters cast their ballots this week, with a few key statewide elections taking place in Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi. Sam Wang and Julian Zelizer discuss the results of these elections and what it means for the 2020 election in this episode.

Oct 16, 2019

Economists shape conversations on topics ranging from business to politics, and their influence is widely felt; the Federal Reserve, trade negotiations, and public spending have become central focuses of political debate. But economists weren’t always permanent fixtures in policymaking.

Oct 14, 2019

Last week, President Donald Trump withdrew all U.S. troops from northern Syria. Later, a deal was made between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, allowing Syrian troops — most of whom are Kurdish — to head north to confront Turkish forces.

Oct 9, 2019

Racism affects our criminal justice system — from policing methods to prison-system structures to punishments issued for different crimes. More than 50 years after the publication of the Kerner Report — which investigated the 1967 race riots — many of the same problems of institutionalized racism persist today.

Oct 9, 2019

Pesticides are present in many food products and play a central role in the production of traded agriculture, giving them global and economic significance — and necessitating proper regulation. Yet, some pesticide companies may put profit ahead of protecting the public from potential harms.

Oct 8, 2019

Free markets and representative elections triumphed throughout the 20th century, giving rise to a robust form of democratic capitalism. Today, this is under threat due to insurgent populism, extreme polarization, and crippling income inequality.

Sep 25, 2019

The media has come under increasing attack over the past few years. While the adversarial relationship between past presidents and the media is not new, some have argued that President Trump has gone further than his predecessors by targeting specific journalists and using language meant to incite violence.

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