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Carrie Gibson selects and reads articles from The Atlantic, America's foremost source of information on business, politics, culture, technology, food, national and international affairs.

Current Atlantic Articles
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
Wisconsin Republicans Are Shooting Themselves In the Foot - Dec, 2018My friend Scott Walker should not sign the power-grabbing legislation. by Charles J. SykesReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:58
Three Remarkable Things About Michael Cohen's Plea - Nov, 2018These developments would, under normal circumstances, end a presidency. by Ken WhiteReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:26
Democrats' Delayed Gratification in the Midterms - Nov, 2018It was a blue tide, not a blue wave: While some results were slow to arrive, they show Democrats had more success than was immediately clear.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:09
Trump Will Only Get Move Dangerous - Nov, 2018The Jeff Sessions dismissal makes it clear that the GOP defeat has made Trump more desperate to undermine the rule of law. By Adam Serwer.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:11
The One Issue That's Driving the Midterm Elections - Nov, 2018Ask voters what they care about, and they are very clear. by Anne LowreyReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:58
The 2018 Midterms Are All About Trump - Oct, 2018Republicans are surging in pro-Trump rural areas as a Democratic wave gathers in many anti-Trump suburbs, continuing a long-term shift to nationalized congressional elections.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:09:51
Jeff Flake: 'We Can't Have That on the Court' - Oct, 2018Arizona senator called Brett Kavanaugh's interactions with lawmakers at a hearing las wee "sharp and partisan." By Elaina PlottReader: Carrie Gibson00:03:11
The Pernicious Double Standards Around Kavanaugh's Drinking - Sep, 2018Thursday's Senate hearing served as a reminder of the blithe impunity afforded to those privileged enough to have whole systems invested in their success.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:14:20
Kavanaugh Confirmation Process Getting Uglier - Sep, 2018President Trump argued that if his nominee had really tried to assault Christine Blasey Ford, shew would have filed a police report. By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:07
Manafort's Cooperation With Mueller Big Blow to Trump - Sep, 2018The president and his former campaign chairman have spent months sharing info about the Russia investigation. Now Manafort decides to help the government.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:07:32
Whose 'Resistance' Is IT Anyway? - Sep, 2018The term has popped up repeatedly of late, including a recent NY Times op-ed written by an anonymous senior official in the Trump administration. What does it mean?Reader: Carrie Gibson00:08:57
How the Democratic Party Can Turn the Sun Belt Blue - Aug, 2018From Florida to Texas, November's elections provide an opening for Democrats to shift the balance of power-and make up for lost ground in the heartlandReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:43
How This Will End - Aug, 2018Sooner or later, tyrants are always abandoned by their followers. By Eliot A CohenReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:20
Trump's Risky War of Choice Against the Generals - Aug, 2018The president's decision to revoke John Brennan's security clearance has drawn fire from figure like Robert Gates and David Petraeus.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:07:05
The White Nationalists Are Winning - Aug, 2018Fox News anchors and high-profile politicians are openly pushing the racism of the alt-right. The fringe movement's messages have permeated the Repubican Party.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:09:09
The Lasting Trauma of Alex Jones's Lies - Aug, 2018The systems that have for so long helped to enforce the notion of collective truth in America are no longer efficient: Deception is everywhere, and dangerous.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:11:08
The Case for a Trump-Russia Conspiracy Got Stronger - Jul, 2018If proven true, the president's alleged role in the Trump Tower meeting could help prosecuters make judgments about his "character, truthfulness, and cupability."Reader: Carrie Gibson00:08:25
The White House and U.S. State Dept. Have Differing Views - Jul, 2018The White House and U.S. State Department had very different answers to Russia's request to interview 11 Americans. By Krishnadev ClaamurReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:54
Scott Pruitt - Jul, 2018Why Scott Pruitt's Critics Will Miss Him. His successor will likely be far too skilled to attract notice to the EPA. By Robinson Meyer.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:35
Supreme Court Selection - Jun, 2018GOP-appointed justices are aping the party's agenda. Kennedy's retirement will further boost its prospects. By Ronald Brownstein.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:36
Trump Administration Consistency - Jun, 2018The administration has a consistent line: Its policies always serve to dehumanize those deemed not to belong. By Vann R. Newkirk II.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:57
Trump's Remarkable Admission About Dishonesty - Jun, 2018The president is open in his affection for oppressive rulers and in saying it's acceptable to lie to the public. Why does anyone still doubt he means it?Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:27
Trump's Reckoning Arrives - May, 2018The president's unpredictability once worked to his advantage--but now it is producing a mounting list of foreign-policy failures. By David FrumReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:51
The Guns - May, 2018The outrage after Parkland set off a moral reckoning and awakening--there's a simple explanation for school shootings. By David FrumReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:37
The Power of the Small Lie - Apr, 2018The president has repeatedly 'revealed' the same catchphrase as new, demonstrating how he uses minor untruths to confuse the public and destabilize facts.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:32
Trump May Already Be Violating the Iran Deal - Apr, 2018The deal's opponents keep saying Tehran has failed to live up to its commitments to the U.S. But what if it's the other way around? By Peter BeinartReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:44
The Comey Memos Won't Derail the Probe - Apr, 2018The release of the documents seems unlikely to harm the investigation. but if Congress keeps tipping the special counsel's hand, that could change.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:03:53
Why Trump Hasn't Fired Sessions - Apr, 2018The president has reportedly been musing about firing his attorney general since last summer. Here's why it hasn't happened yet.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:08:16
The Russia Scandal - Mar, 2018Person A, the officer at the center of the scandal points to Russian intelligence and to Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:08:01
Trump's Legal Threats Backfire - Mar, 2018He's used to getting his way by bluster and intimidation; this once worked for him but is now working against him. By David Frum.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:04:36
The Rise of Right-Wing Foreign Policy in America - Mar, 2018Rex Tillerson may have represented the last gasp of a certain kind of moderate Republican thinking about the world. By Peter BeinartReader: Carrie Gibson00:14:07
America 'Blew the Opportunity' to Denuke N Korea - Mar, 2018Former Defense Secretary Bill Perry nearly persuaded North Korea to abandon its nuclear program in the 1990s. He does not think Trump can do it now.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:13
The Power of Grief-Fueled Activism - Mar, 2018The Parkland students' turn to political action may seem fast--but protest can be an important expression of grief. By Isabel FattalReader: Carrie Gibson00:10:03
Trump & Immigration - Feb, 2018Joe Arpaio made his name by building a harsh jail in the desert. Trump is promising to take this approach national. By Jeremy Raff.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:14:27
A Scandal that exposes the White House's Adults - Feb, 2018The Rob Porter debacle revealed all the White House's persistent weaknesses-from inexperienced staff to inexcusable decisions, by David GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:10:33
The Surprise in the Nunes Memo - Feb, 2018The controversial document raises some interesting questions-but also undermines the political argument it was intended to buttress. By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:38
Congress Produces Drama While Mueller Produces Results - Jan, 2018Bannon stonewalled a House committee, then promptly agreed to an interview with the special counsel. By David A GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:10
God Made Republicans to Cut Taxes - Dec, 2017On a 227-203 party-line vote, the House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching $1.5 trillion revision of the tax code. By Russell BermanReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:57
Can Linguistic Forensics Pin Down the Author of Trump Tweet - Dec, 2017Using data to assess whether the president's lawyer really wrote a message that renewed questions about obstruction of justice. By Ben ZimmerReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:24
Flynn's Pleas Raises New Questions About Trump - Dec, 2017Before firing then-FBI Director James Comey, the president reportedly asked him not to prosecute the former national-security adviser. By Adam SerwerReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:34
Trump Jr.'s Messages to WikiLeaks and Violations - Nov, 2017At the group's request, the president's son promoted Russia-hacked materials to the American public. By Bob BauerReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:10
Trump Demands the Prosecution of his Defeated Rival - Oct, 2017Even as he admits he's not supposed to interfere with the Justice Department, the president just can't help himself. By David A GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:29
Oct 27, 2017On North Korea: Senator Chris Murphy explains why he's introducing a bill to restrict the president's war-making powers. By Uri Friedman.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:43
Oct 21, 2017Donald Trump is Rush Shipping Condolences to Families of fallen military service members. By Lena Felton & Taylor Hosking.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:48
American Kakistrocracy - Oct 10, 2017There's a case to be made that the United States is governed by the least scrupulous of its citizens. By Norm OrnsteinReader: Carrie Gibson00:13:00
Trump Wants to Censor The Media - Oct, 2017The president's call for a Senate investigation into news outlets for publishing unflattering stories about him is an attack on freedom of the press.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:07:10
How to Tell If We are Headed to War with North Korea - Sep, 2017Watch what Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un do, not just say. By Uri FriedmanReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:44
John McCain Saves Obamacare Once Again - Sep, 2017The Arizona Republican announced his opposition to the latest GOP repeal, all but certainly giving its critics the votes to block it. By Russell BermanReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:00
Why Hillary Clinton's Book is Actually Worth Reading - Sep, 2017It's the rare interesting work by a politician-and it offers an important critique of the press. By James FallowsReader: Carrie Gibson00:13:13
Trump places a risky bet on Congress - Sep 5, 2017Majorities in the House and Senate support protecting Dreamers, but immigration legislation must overcome a busy legislative calendar and history of failure.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:08:23
We Are Living Through a Battle for the Soul of this Nation - Aug, 2017The former vice president calls on Americans to do what President Trump has not. By Joe BidenReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:31
Confederate Monuments, States vs Local - Aug, 2017Laws preventing the removal of statues raise questions not only about historical legacy but also local control and public safety. By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:12:52
How the White House Immigration Reforms Might Backfire - Aug, 2017Social engineering through immigration policy isn't simple-and such efforts often produce dramatic, unintended consequences. By Tom GjeltenReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:54
How Repeal Died - Could Rise Again - Jul, 2017The failed seven-month drama over rolling back Obamacare illustrates just how far the Republican Party drifted from constituents and good governance.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:11:23
Who is Anthony Scaramucci - Jul, 2017Like many current presidential advisers, the new White House communications director and former Wall Street financier made a pivot from Trump basher to loyalist.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:22
Trump's Meeting with Putin - Jun, 2017The meeting, which was supposed to last 30 minutes, went on for more than two hours. By Krishnadev KalamurReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:57
Democrats Don't Think Trumpcare is Dead - Jun, 2017There could still be a vote soon on Senate GOP legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, Democrats warned on Tuesday, By Clare ForanReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:15
Rosenstein & the Russia Probe - Jun, 2017Trump criticized the deputy attorney general, and reports indicate he could remove himself from the special counsel's investigation.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:11
Trump Says He'd Testify - Jun, 2017"100 percent," the president said when a reporter asked if he'd be willing to contradict Comey under penalty of perjury. By Russell Berman.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:04:36
Can States and Cities Really Address Climate Change - May, 2017Climate-concerned Americans search for ways to keep momentum going. By Robinson MeyerReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:59
Trump's Moral Holiday - May, 2017The permissiveness of Republican leaders who acquiesce to violence, collusion, and corruption is encouraging more of the same. By David FrumReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:59
Trump Told Russians that "Nut Job" Comey's Firing - May, 2017The president told the Russian foreign minister and ambassador had 'taken off' the pressure he had faced. By David A GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:02
Are Americans 'Sick and Tired of Winning' Yet? - May 5, 2017Absent from President Trump's celebration of Obamacare repeal passing the House was any mention of the people and constituencies to benefit.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:56
The Climate March's Big Tent Strategy Draws a Crowd - Apr, 2017A huge turnout. But will it make a difference. By Robinson MeyerReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:36
How Weapons of Mass Destruction Became Red Lines - Apr, 2017The country has walked to the brink of war or beyond with Iran, North Korea, Iraq, and Syria to prevent or stop them. By Jonathan HuntReader: Carrie Gibson00:11:58
Going Nuclear for Neil Gorsuch - Apr, 2017Democratic senators have 41 votes to block President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, setting up a standoff to rewrite the Senate's filibuster rules.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:02
The Republicans Fold on Healthcare - Mar, 2017The House abandoned its legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, handing President Trump and Paul Ryan a major defeat.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:08:09
How Did Michael Flynn Ever Get Hired by Trump - Mar, 2017Flynn's acknowledgment this week that he lobbied for Turkey, and the revelation that the White House knew that raise new questions.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:48
Congress Battle Over Sessions - Mar, 2017Trump told reporters he has total confidence in his attorney general, who faces controversy over his Russia contacts. By Clare ForanReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:09
A Dangerous Time for the Press and Presidency - Feb, 2017Trump's branding of the press as an "enemy" seems less an attempt to influence coverage than an invitation to repression and even violence. By Jon FinerReader: Carrie Gibson00:13:27
Michael Flynn's Debacle - Feb 10, 2017Trump's national security adviser's potentially false statements about his pre-inauguration contacts with Russian officials are a major scandal.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:03:51
Red State, Blue City - Feb, 2017The US is coming to resemble two countries, one rural and one urban. What happens when they go to war? By David A GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:11:19
How Trump's Executive Orders Could Set US Back 70 years - Jan, 2017The president is taking the United States back to the nightmares of the world before the Second World War, By Jeremi SuriReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:24
Donald Trump Meets and Assails the Press - Jan, 2017In his first formal press conference since July, the president-elect blamed Russia for hacks, offered a plan to resolve conflicts or interest.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:57
Surprised: Obama on the Election of Trump - Dec, 2016The fourth in a series of conversations between the president and Ta-Nehisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:23
Obama Orders Investigation into Election Hacking - Dec 19, 2016A report will be shared with lawmakers before Trump's inauguration, a top advisor said Friday. By Kaveh WaddellReader: Carrie Gibson00:03:39
The Sweeping Effects of Trump's Deal with Carrier - Nov, 2016In following through on a major campaign promise, the president-elect can shake up the political landscape in several mayor ways. By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:58
This Is Who We Are - Nov, 2016The election of Donald Trump to the presidency reveals the true character of America. By Vann R Newkirk IIReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:08
Against Donald Trump - Nov, 2016For the third time since The Atlantic's founding, the editors endorse a candidate for president. The case for Hillary Clinton. By The EditorsReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:03
Can the FBI Sway an Election? - Oct, 2016The agency is investigating more emails related to Hillary Clinton. Whether or not it finds something in the coming days could affect Nov. 8.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:46
How Donald Trump Broke the Al Smith Dinner - Oct, 2016It isn't the only democratic institution that finds itself in danger. By David LittReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:51
Trump Brags About Groping Women - Oct, 2016The Republican nominee faces the biggest crisis of his candidacy after the release of a 2005 recording. By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:42
Why Won't Trump Blame the DNC Attacks on Russia? - Sep, 2016His refusal to poing fingers is a departure from the Obama administration's willingness to attribute cyberattacks to foreign countries.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:01
Fighting Politician's War on Truth - Sep, 2016U.S. journalists have an obligation to call out presidential candidates when they lie. By Dan GillmorReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:36
The Right's Putin Deranement Syndrome - Sep, 2016In 2012, Romney denounced Russia as America's to top foe. Today Donald Trump sees Putin's lawlessness and brutality as a feature not a bug.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:10:18
What Does Enrique Pena Nieto Want From Trump's Visit? - Aug, 2016The meeting between the president and the man who would be president bring together two of the least popular men in Mexico. By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:20
Clinton Indictment of Trump's Campaign - Aug, 2016The Democratic nominee seeks to shame his Republican supporters and bait him into overreacting. By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:56
Will Donald Trump Hand State Capitols to Democrats - Aug, 2016A Democratic landslide in November could flip a dozen or more legislative majorities that Republicans captured during the Obama era.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:08:56
The Deliberate Disenfranchisement of Black Voters in NC - Jul, 2016A federal appeals court finds the impact of the state's voting law can only be explained by "discriminatory intent".Reader: Carrie Gibson00:09:05
Speaking Different Languages - Jul, 2016The Republican National Convention proved yet again that the GOP talks about America and U.S. policy with an entire unique vocabulary.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:57
When Obama Gains, Clinton Scores - Jul, 2016The results of the Heartland Monitor Poll demonstrate how much assessments of an outgoing president shape the race to succeed him.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:09:41
Is America Repeating the Mistakes of 1968 - Jul, 2016The Kerner Report confronted a tense nation with data about racism throughout the country and made recommendations. But America looked away.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:14:06
Loretta Lynch Says She won't Intervene to Save Hillary - Jul, 2016The attorney general plans to announce that she will accept the recommendations of federal prosecutors investigating the former secretary of state.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:02:36
Why a Little Corner of the Internet is Losing its Mind - Jul, 2016Hillary Clinton wrote something for The Toast today. Are you sobbing yet? By Adrienne LaFranceReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:32
Brexit Right - Jun, 2016The U.K.'s vote to leave the EU betrays a failure of empathy and imagination among its leaders. Will America establishment fare better?Reader: Carrie Gibson00:08:10
The Unseemly Death of An Amendment to Draft Women - May, 2016How a fight against social progress in the U.S. military collapsed in on itself. By Nicholas ClairmontReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:07
Affordable Care Act subsidy judgement - May, 2016A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled against the Obama administration's method of funding a major Affordable Care Act Subsidy. By Matt FordReader: Carrie Gibson00:03:47
Donald Trump's War on Truth - May, 2016Trump's repetition of a blatantly ridiculous story about Ted Cruz's father shows his symbiotic relationship with the press. By David A GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:34
What Trump and Sanders Understood - Apr, 2016By speaking to the discontents of neglected groups of voters, the two men-who share little else in common-have both found political success.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:53
Did the Hillary Victory Fund Break the Law? - Apr, 2016Bernie Sander's campaign claims a fundraising effort may have committed "serious apparent violations" of campaign-finance laws. By Clare ForanReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:00
Why Bernie Sanders Says Clinton Isn't Qualified - Apr, 2016The Vermont senator's escalation is more semantic than substantive. By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:34
Bernie in the Bronx - Apr, 2016Can Sanders stun Hillary Clinton in the state they've both claimed as home? By Russell BermanReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:46
The Death of Moral Relativism - Mar, 2016Considered by conservatives to be one of postmodern sociey's greatest threats, moral relativism may now be a relic of the past. By Jonathan MerrittReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:24
Why Bernie Sanders Won't Give Up - Mar, 2016The Democratic presidential candidate vows to fight on, but how much staying power will his ideas have? By Clare ForanReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:23
Clinton Turns Up the Heat in North Carolina - Mar, 2016Faced with a stiff challenge from Bernie Sanders in the Rust Belt, the Democratic front-runner works to run up her margin among black voters.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:18
Can Donald Trump Beat Hillary Clinton - Mar, 2016He spent years as a moderate. He spent years as a nationalist. Why can't he spend six months as a moderate nationalist. By Derek ThompsonReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:06
Donald Trump's Terrrible Night - Feb, 2016The Republican front-runner took some sharp blows from Marco Rubio, and appeared listless-even low energy-up on stage. By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:39
The Senate Awaits Its Doomed Nominee - Feb, 2016Charges of judicial hypocrisy broke out among lawmakers as President Obama weighed naming a replacement for Antonin Scalia, By Russell BermanReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:53
Supreme Court Doom Paris Climate Change Deal? - Feb, 2016The Clean Power Plan is in bad shape, how about the planet? By Robinson MeyerReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:25
A tie in Iowa is a Win for Hillary - Feb, 2016Iowa's Democratic base is among the nation's whitest and most liberal-but Clinton has a stronger edge almost everywhere else. By Peter BeinartReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:32
The Great Democratic Age Gap - Feb, 2016Young voters in Iowa favored Sanders by a margin of six to one, while older voters went for Clinton. By Ronald BrownsteinReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:05
Is Bernie Going Negative? - Jan, 2016The Clinton campaign loudly protest the latest Sanders ad. By Russell BermanReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:56
The Case for Considering Reparations - Jan, 2016A country that could actively contemplate atoning for plunder would be a very different nation than one we live in now. By Ta-nehisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:09
Standing Athwart History Yelling, 'Stop Trump!' - Jan, 2016The National Review publishes the movement-conservative case against the Republican frontrunner. By Connor FriedersdorfReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:11
What is this Wage Insurance Obama's Talking About - Jan, 2016During his State of the Union speech, the president mentioned a labor protection with a long history. By Teresa GhiladucciReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:12
Sanders' Plan for Banking and Average Americans - Jan, 2016In a speech on Tuesday, he said that there's a special place in the Seventh Circle of Hell for those who charged people usurious rates interest.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:04:10
President Obama's Emotional Speech on Gun Control - Jan, 2016The president announced new measures that would tighten regulations on firearms purchases. By Marina KorenReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:44
World Events That Mattered Most in 2015 - Dec, 2015China built islands, Putin attacked Syria, and refugees flooded Europe, By James M. LindsayReader: Carrie Gibson00:14:33
Obama's Final Press Conference of the Year - Dec, 2015The president spoke to reporters at the White House Friday before leaving for San Bernardino, and Hawaii. By Marina KorenReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:08
A Senate Vote on Donald Trump's Religions Ban - Dec, 2015Ted Cruz and three other Republicans oppose an amendment resolving that the country "must not bar individuals from enterint the US based on religion.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:04:29
California Weighs Stricter Gun Laws - Dec, 2015The state's regulations are among the tightest in the country. But whether more regulation can stop terror or mass shootings is another question.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:29
Hilary Clinton and the Would Be Caliphate - Nov, 2015The Democratic presidential frontrunner laid out her strategy to battle ISIS. By Adam ChandlerReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:32
The Vilification of Student Activist at Yale - Nov, 2015The attacks on individuals have obscured the historical and contemporary injustices that sparked their protests. By Gillian B. WhiteReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:27
Saturday Night Live and the Tao of Lorne Michaels - Nov, 2015The comedy mogulís interview on Marc Maronís WTF podcast revealed the often contrary philosophies that guide the show. By David SimsReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:02
Detente Comes to Obamacare - Nov, 2015They aren't bragging about it, but lawmakers in Congress have agreed on two fixes to the polarizing health law in the last month. By R BermanReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:39
The Planet Saving, Capitalism-suberting - Nov, 2015The Vice President has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism. By J FallowsReader: Carrie Gibson00:13:03
Race and Discipline in South Carolina Schools - Oct, 2015Black students in the Palmetto State are more likely to be punished and be subject to corporal punishment which remains legal. By David GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:43
Planet Saving Capitalism of Al Gore - Oct, 2015The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:13:15
Benghazi At Turning Point? - Oct, 2015A fired staffer's accusations tends to make the Benghazi Committee a political witch hunt to hurt Hillary Clinton. By David GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:53
Democrats Roll the Dice in Vegas - Oct, 2015The party's first debate will lack the pizzazz of the G.O.P. contests. But serious doesn't have to be boring. By Russell BermanReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:13
America's Fragile Constitution - Oct, 2015The Founders misread history and established a dysfunctional system of government. A case for a little less reverence. By Yoni ApplebaumReader: Carrie Gibson00:11:39
Chicago's Problem With Gun Violence - Sep, 2015More than 50 people were shot over the weekend, adding to the city's record number of shootings this year. By Adam ChandlerReader: Carrie Gibson00:03:05
Putin's Syria Gambit - Sep, 2015The Russian president on Monday criticized the United State's response to the Islamic State. By Marina KorenReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:29
Pope Challenges Congress to Make America Great Again - Sep, 2015Lots of clapping, a bunch of frowning, and some dozing elder statesmen at one of the most anticipated speeches of the year, By Emma GreenReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:02
Why Pope Francis Sounds Like a Democrat - Sep, 2015The popular perception of a "liberal pontiff" has a basis in fact. By Molly BallReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:16
Meet the New Hillary - Sep, 2015Can the Democratic frontrunner turn around her struggling campaign-or is it time to panic? By Molly BallReader: Carrie Gibson00:12:12
Martin O'Malley Says US Should Take More Syrian Refugees - Sep, 2015If little, crowded Germany can make room for those fleeing Syria, so can the United States. By Jame FallowsReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:59
'Hillary 2016' Has Never Made Sense for Democrats - Sep, 2015Why haven't more challengers entered the race to defeat the Iraq War hawk, Patriot Act supporter, and close friend of big finance?Reader: Carrie Gibson00:04:45
The Problem with Challenging Birthright Citizenship - Sep, 2015If the Fourteenth Amendment means that children of undocumented immigrants are not citizens, then they are also not subject to American laws.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:08:28
Obama's Letter to the Democrats - Aug, 2015The president told Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York that the U.S. will maintain all options, should Iran pursue nuclear weapons.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:03:44
Should Jeb Bush Go After Trump? - Aug, 2015Donors are pressing the one-time frontrunner to take off his gloves, but he has more to lose than to gain from such attacks. By David FrumReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:45
Straight Outta Suburbia - Aug, 2015A rap album made Compton an icon of urban decay, but the struggles of that California town are common to inner-ring suburbs. By Emily StrausReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:56
The Meaning of a U.S. Embassy in Havana - Aug, 2015A conflict of eras is unfolding in Cuba‚??a collision between two countries, By Yoani SanchezReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:00
The U.S. Supreme Court Goes to Ferguson - Aug, 2015An arrest on Monday highlights the importance of two recent Fourth Amendment rulings. By Matt FordReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:34
The President Defends His Iran Plan - Aug, 2015Why is Barack Obama saying,the deal or war? Is it fear-mongering? Or the dictates of cold, hard logical? By James FallowsReader: Carrie Gibson00:17:11
The New York Times Botched Story on Hillary Clinton - Jul, 2015The paper of records inaccurate reporting on a nonexistent criminal investigation was a failure that should entail more serious consequences.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:35
Bobby Jindal's Case for (a Tiny Bit of) Gun Control - Jul, 2015Mental-health info in background checks is radical only within the Republican Party but it might not do much to stop killings anyway.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:54
Samuel Alito and the Slippery Slope of Liberty - Jul, 2015The conservative justice suggests progressives should be just as worried as he is about the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:07:05
Sandra Bland and the Long History of Racism in Waller County, TX - Jul, 2015The place where the young Chicago woman was found dead in a jail cell has seen more than a century of racial violence and oppression.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:09:21
The Past Goes On Trial in North Carolina - Jul, 2015A federal court considers whether ballot laws deliberately attempted to suppress the black vote. By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:16
As Chuck Schumer Goes, So Goes the Iran Deal - Jul 15, 2015The senior senator from New York will play a pivotal role in the intensifying fight over the nuclear agreement. By Adam ChandlerReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:32
Life After No Child Left Behind - Jul, 2015How Congressional rewrites of the federal education law would and wouldn't solve some of the most pressing issues facing schools, By Alia WongReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:02
The Clinton Campaign Is Afraid of Bernie Sanders - Jul, 2015As the Vermont senator gains momentum, Claire McCaskill rushes to the frontrunners defense. By Peter BeinartReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:17
Black Churches Are Burning Again in America - Jul, 2015Arson at religious institutions has decreased significantly over the past two decades, but the symbolism remains haunting. By Emma GreenReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:31
Can States Ignore the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage? - Jul, 2015Huckabee and Cruz are suggesting there might be ways for states and cities to nullify the justices ruling. They are wrong. By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:33
Star Spangled Banner In Carolina - Jun, 2015From secession to the Southern strategy, the fight over South Carolina's identity plays out in the flags it flies. by Sydney BlumenthalReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:16
After Same-Sex Marriage - Jun, 2015On discrimination and religious-liberty claims, the battle for equal rights in same-sex marriage is far from over. By Robert P. Jones.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:08:52
The Resignation of FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter - Jun, 2015A shocking announcement comes just days after the soccer heads reelection. By Adam ChandlerReader: Carrie Gibson00:03:05
The TSA Doesn't Work and Never Has - Jun, 2015After undercover agents snuck weapons past screeners in 95 percent of cases, the acting administrator has been fired. By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:17
Hillary Clinton-Finance Campaign Reformer? - May, 2015The former secretary of state is an unlikely reformer which is precisely why she might be a particularly effective one. By Lawrence LessigReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:53
America's Self-Inflicted Wounds - May, 2015Political dysfunction is doing serious damage to U.S. economic power. By Moises NaimReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:32
Obama Loses the First Battle of the Democratic Trade War - May, 2015With the Senate blocking a key bill from coming up for debate, the president biggest obstacle is his own party. By Russell BermanReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:57
The Curse of Segregation - May, 2015The vicious cycles in cities of poverty for some while cities have a proven track record of turning poorer children into economic success stories.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:18
The Dangerous Myths of Charlie Hebdo - Apr, 2015Critics don't seem to understand that the magazine specializes in attacking ideas, not people, By Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:11:19
Loving v. Marriage - Apr, 2015Opponents of same-sex unions try to convince the Supreme Court that the state has no interest in "love and commitment." By Garrett EppsReader: Carrie Gibson00:10:19
The Death Penalty Becomes Rare - Apr, 2015In 2012, only 59 of the 3,144 counties in America actually sentenced people to be executed. By Matt FordReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:19
Loretta Lynch Gets Her Vote - Apr, 2015The Senate is set to confirm the attorney general nominee after a five-month delay, thanks to an unrelated bipartisan deal on abortion.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:04:14
Public Accommodations and Private Discrimination - Apr, 2015Civil-rights statutes are limited to specific situations. The religious-freedom laws in Indiana and Arkansas were not. By Garrett EppsReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:53
Same Surveillance State, Different War - Apr, 2015How justification for mass surveillance during the war on drugs turned into rationalization for spying on citizens in the war on terror.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:46
Adapting to The Catastrophic Drought - Apr, 2015Four years into a crisis of unknown duration, residents of the California have the chance to change their habits, and thrive. By Russell BermanReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:55
Confessions of a Prosecutor Who Sent an Innocent to Death Row - Mar, 2015A lawyer apologizes to the man he helped wrongfully convict, 30 years later. By Conor FriedersdorfReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:02
Obama and Netanyahu's Week of Hell - Mar, 2015An allegation that Israel spied on U.S. negotiations with Iran caps a week of escalating tensions between the two leaders, By David GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:52
Why Is Al Gore Warming Up? - Mar, 2015Six potential culprits for the former vice president's sudden reappearance as a rumored presidential candidate, By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:53
Will 'Avoidance' Lead the Supreme Court to Uphold Obamacare? - Mar, 2015The fate of the Affordable Care Act may come down to one question: "How doubtful is doubtful?" By Garrett EppsReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:17
Republicans May Have Undermined Their Own Cause Against Iran - Mar, 2015The letter to Ayatollah Khamenei could provide an excuse to blame the U.S. if nuclear negotiations fail. By Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:03:48
Netanyahu Confronts Obama, and a 'Messianic Apocalyptic Cult' - Mar, 2015But does he have a realistic alternative for the president's vision on a nuclear deal with Iran? By Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:04
Netanyahu's Real Targets: Obama and Israeli Swing Voters - Mar, 2015But does he have a realistic alternative for the president's vision on a nuclear deal with Iran? By Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:32
Locked Up for Being Poor - Feb, 2015How private debt collectors contribute to a cycle of jail, unemployment, and poverty, By Jessica PishkoReader: Carrie Gibson00:10:39
Why Obama Won't Talk About Islamic Terrorism - Feb, 2015The president described the Paris attacks "random" because he wished to avoid identifying the motives of their perpetrators. By David FrumReader: Carrie Gibson00:16:11
The Killing of Three Young Muslims in Chapel Hill - Feb, 2015Tuesday afternoon, Craig Stephen Hicks shot his neighbors in the small North Carolina town for reasons that are not entirely clear.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:03:31
Race and Overeaction: On the Streets and Schools - Feb, 2015The excessive punishment of young people of color can have a direct impact on their future prospects. By Mica Pollock, Tanya CokeReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:57
The Netanyahu Disaster - Jan, 2015The Israeli prime minister has two main tasks, and he's failing at both. By Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:11:29
The Real Target of Obama's Speech? Hillary Clinton - Jan, 2015The president's proposals are designed to force his presumptive successor to campaign and govern on his terms. By David FrumReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:47
Run Warren, Run - Jan, 2015Elizabeth Warren can run for president. She should run for president. And despite her denials, she probably will. By David FrumReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:57
The Left's Unpopular Populism - Jan, 2015Elizabeth Warren and her allies should not mistake voters that are angry at elites and corporations also favor wealth redistribution.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:12
How the World Changed in 2014 - Dec, 2014From industrial robots to wheat production to female billionaires, the statistics that lurked behind the scenes this year, By Kathy GilsinanReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:49
The End of the Obama Era - Dec, 20142014 wasn't just a pendulum swing it was the closing of a chapter in American politics. By Molly BallReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:09
Jeb Bush's Presidential Hopes: Bad News for Hillary - Dec, 2014The former Florida governor may or may not be a strong candidate, but his presence brings out the Democratic frontrunner's biggest weaknesses.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:36
Good Riddance to a Ridiculous Cuba Policy - Dec, 2014President Obama did what needed to be done: Alan Gross is home, and the U.S. has reversed its 50-year hostility toward Cuba. By Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:27
CIA Torture: 'A Stain on Our Values and History' - Dec, 2014After a long political battle, the Senate has released a report on the agency's interrogation of terror suspects. By Adam ChandlerReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:46
The New Republic: An Appreciation - Dec, 2014It is impossible to avoid the conclusion that black lives didn't matter much at all to the magazine. By Ta-Nehisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:10:58
How Abusive Cops Stay On The Street - Dec, 2014Officers fired for misconduct often appeal the decision and get reinstated by obscure judges in secretive proceedings. By Conor FriedersdorfReader: Carrie Gibson00:14:45
Self-Segregation: Why It's So Hard for Whites to Understand Ferguson - Nov, 2014One reason for the racial divide over Michael Brown's death is that white Americans tend to talk mostly to white people. By Robert P. JonesReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:03
Chuck Schumer's Cure for Democrats - Nov, 2014The New York senator, a longtime ally of the party's Wall Street wing, now says it must return to its "pro-government" roots in 2016.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:28
Before the Beheadings - Nov, 2014Remembering a time when Islamist extremists wanted to persuade reporters, not kill them, By Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:10:22
Imperfect Union Nov, 2014Watching the battle between Obama and a Republican Congress for two years may shake Americans' faith in the Framers. By Garrett EppsReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:34
Democrat's Sin: Picking Healthcare Over Economy - Nov, 2014The story of the party's defeat begins early in Obama's first term, when Congress focused on climate change and Obamacare rather than jobs.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:07:16
Immigration Reform - Nov, 2014Waiting for Republicans to Act is Pointless. Obama has strong moral, political, and pragmatic reasons to issue an executive order now.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:07:16
Mitch McConnell, On the Brink - Nov, 2014The Kentucky Republican is poised to take control of a new Senate majority Tuesday, but he remains inscrutable. By Molly BallReader: Carrie Gibson00:11:08
The Crisis in U.S.-Israle Relations is Officially Here - Oct, 2014The Obama administration's anger is "red-hot" over Israel's settlement policies. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:12:17
The Dangerous Myth of America's Ebola Panic - Oct, 2014In reality, twice as many Americans believe in witches as are afraid of Ebola. By Derek ThompsonReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:56
Southern Evangelicals Dwindling - Oct, 2014Why are Democrats keeping it close in five key Senate races? Look at changing demographics. By Robert P. JonesReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:30
Training for the End of the World - Oct, 2014A visit to "prepper camp," a four-day session on surviving super viruses, natural disasters, ... By Jessica Leigh Hester.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:09:24
Death and Mrs. Doubtfire - Oct, 2014The secret ingredient of Robin Williams greatest role: grief! By James Parker.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:09:21
How Nigeria Beat Ebola - Oct, 2014Behind a West African success storyReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:06
The Same-Sex Marriage Fight is Over - Oct, 2014By refusing to take a stand on lower-court decisions, the justices have effectively settled the fight-in favor of gays and lesbians.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:06:11
Liberia is Prosecuting the Man Who Brought Ebola to U.S. - Oct, 2014The case of Thomas Eric Duncan imperils the West African country's links to international destinations.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:03:53
Exercise is ADHD Medication - Sep, 2014Physical movement improves mental focus, memory, and cognitive flexibility and academic performance. By James HambilinReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:42
Eric Holder's Expansive View of Civil Rights - Sep, 2014The attorney general has worked to include LGBT rights and other issues under the definition, By David A. GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:53
The Reluctant Loner President Builds a Coalition - Sep, 2014Four early observations about a new phase of the Syria conflict, By Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:24
When Philosophy Becomes Therapy - Sep, 2014Alain de Botton's self-help books for those who style themselves as intellectuals are making their way to the United State. By Lauren DavisReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:09
Do Liberals Care about Empathy Than Conservatives - Sep, 2014The ambiguities of social science about American values. By Emma GreenReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:55
The Pornography of Jihadism - Sep, 2014What ISIS videos and X-rated movies have in common, By Simon CotteeReader: Carrie Gibson00:11:07
Not fighting ISIS Could Be Worse Than Fighting IT - Sep, 2014Why intensifying the campaign against the group is justified, By Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:13
Obama's Long Immigration Betrayal - Sep, 2014To understand why activists are so angry at the president, you have to grasp how close they've come-and how long they've waited. By Molly BallReader: Carrie Gibson00:14:04
Man Arrested While Picking Up His Kids - Aug, 2014The Problem is I'm Black. A controversial video documents the St. Paul resident being harassed and tased. By Connor FriedersdorfReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:27
Russia's Slow-Motion Invasion of Ukraine - Aug, 2014Is Putin waging a new form of warfare, or a very old one? By Uri FriedmanReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:49
Europe's Slow Surrender to Intolerance - Aug, 2014A seemingly small incident at a London supermarket suggests a deeper problem. By Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:17
Michael Brown's Unremarkable Humanity - Aug, 2014The NY Times published a profile of the dead St. Louis teenager, calling him "no angel"- a dubious label about black men. By Ta-Nehisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:03:33
Reparations from Ferguson - Aug, 2014Total police control over black bodies has echoes in American history. By Ta-Nehisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:41
The Politics of Changing the Subject - Aug, 2014Black People Are Not Ignoring 'Black on Black' Crime. By Ta-Nehisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:23
Hilary Clinton on Foreign Policy - Aug, 2014'Failure' to help Syrian rebels led to the rise of ISIS. Former secretary of state, outlines her foreign-policy doctrine. By Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:19:16
What Would Hamas Do If It Could Do Whatever It Wanted - Aug, 2014Understanding what the Muslim Brotherhood's Gaza branch wants by studying its theology, strategy, and history. By Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:13:22
Yes, It Could Happen Again - Jul, 2014Instability in Ukraine, chaos in Syria, conflict in the East China Sea-the trigger points for World War II are in place. By Roger CohenReader: Carrie Gibson00:15:21
When Extremism Goes Mainstream - Jul, 2014Just how far out is the Republican fringe? By Norm OrnsteinReader: Carrie Gibson00:13:59
The Dangerous Logic Used to Justify Killing Civilians - Jul, 2014A supporter of Israel's campaign in Gaza evades a longstanding taboo, using logic uncomfortably close to the terrorists, By Connor FriedersdorfReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:37
Secrets of the Creative Brain pt 3 - Jun, 2014A leading neuroscientist shares her research on where genius comes from, is it dependent on high IQ- and maybe mental illness. By Nancy AndreasenReader: Carrie Gibson00:12:37
Secrets of the Creative Brain pt 2 - Jun, 2014A leading neuroscientist shares her research on where genius comes from, is it dependent on high IQ- and maybe mental illness. By Nancy AndreasenReader: Carrie Gibson00:18:06
Secrets of the Creative Brain pt 1 - Jun, 2014A leading neuroscientist shares her research on where genius comes from, is it dependent on high IQ- and maybe mental illness. By Nancy AndreasenReader: Carrie Gibson00:17:55
The Tea Party Blew It - Jun, 2014National conservatives came up short Tuesday in Mississippi and Oklahoma. Maybe the Republican base isn't as angry as they thought. By Molly BallReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:47
Kids, Achievement, and Helping Others - Jun, 2014A new study suggests that parents and teachers may be sending kids the wrong message. By Jessica LaheyReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:05
The Case for Reparations pt. 5 - May, 2014Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Years of Jim Crow, separate but equal, racist housing policy. How do we reckon with this? By Ta-Nehisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:17:55
The Case for Reparations pt. 4 - May, 2014Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Years of Jim Crow, separate but equal, racist housing policy. How do we reckon with this? By Ta-Nehisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:19:26
The Case for Reparations pt. 3 - May, 2014Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Years of Jim Crow, separate but equal, racist housing policy. How do we reckon with this? By Ta-Nehisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:17:29
The Case for Reparations pt. 2 - May, 2014Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Years of Jim Crow, separate but equal, racist housing policy. How do we reckon with this? By Ta-Nehisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:16:55
The Case for Reparations pt. 1 - May, 2014Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Years of Jim Crow, separate but equal, racist housing policy. How do we reckon with this? By Ta-Nehisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:17:58
Convicted Murder to Be Executed - May, 2014Constitutional issues are raised related to the upcoming execution in Missouri. By Andrew CohenReader: Carrie Gibson00:10:44
Why Are Democrats Afraid of Tom Steyer? - May, 2014The billionaire climate-changing evangelist's donations are a godsend for the party, but his presence may undercut their messaging. By Clare ForanReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:18
The Inhumanity of the Death Penalty - May, 2014In America, the history of the criminal justice -- and of executions -- is inseparable from white supremacy. By Ta-Nahisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:40
Checking Privilege Checking - May, 2014Princeton freshman Tal Fortgang was right that "privilege" is a problem, but not about why. By Phoebe Maltz BovyReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:46
The Year Climate Change Closed Everest - Apr, 2014As the world heats up the Himalayas are becoming more volatile. By Svati Kristen NarulaReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:10
The Ways Food Trick Our Brains - Apr, 2014How restaurants, low-cal labels, candles, music, and even salads fool us into unhealthy eating. By Derek ThompsonReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:48
What Constitutes Bullying? - Apr, 2014Controversial questions raised by a new Tennessee law that claims to protect religious kids from discrimination. By Emma GreenReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:56
Can Clever Campaigns Save the Dems in 2014- Apr, 2014The party's only hope to save the midterms is a tatical silver bullet - the underlying forces are arrayed against them. By Molly BallReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:59
John Paul Stevens Wants to Abolish Death Penalty - Apr, 2014It's a shame he didn't vote that way during his 35 years on the court. By Andrew CohenReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:08
What's Next for Obamacare? - Mar, 2014Monday marks the end of open-enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. Now comes the real test for the law. by Sam BakerReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:13
Can the Supreme Court Understand a Person's Soul - Mar, 2014How the justices are taking on moral philosophy, theology, and more in the Hobby Lobby case. by Emma GreenReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:33
The Conservative Myth of a Social Safety Net - Mar, 2014The right yearns for an era when churches and local organizations took care of society's weakest - an era that never existed and can't exist today. by Mike KonczalReader: Carrie Gibson00:29:35
A Tougher Hillary Clinton Distances Herself From Obama - Mar, 2014The former secretary of state's comments on Russia and Crimea suggest she's trying to create a foreign-policy buffer ahead of the 2016 campaign. by Michael HirshReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:15
Finnish Education Equality - Mar, 2014Finnish Education Chief: We Created a School System Based on Equality, by Christine Gross-LohReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:25
The South's Stunning Embrace of Gay Marriage - Mar, 2014Even in the nation's most culturally conservative region, attitudes are now evenly split on marriage equality. by Robert P. JonesReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:31
Crimea: Greatest Challenge to Geopolitics Since Cold War- Mar, 2014As Russia confronts Ukraine, the definiton of modern military intervention hangs in the balance. by David RhodeReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:49
American Exceptionalism, Crime & Punishment Edition - Feb, 2014It is part of human nature to punish, and often cruelly so, but a provocative new book persuasively explains why American punishments remain so harsh. bu Andrew CohenReader: Carrie Gibson00:15:35
A Question for Obama's Syria Critics - Feb, 2014What are the alternatives. The civil war is horrific. But a strategy superior to Obams's has yet to emerge. by Steve ClemonsReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:14
Black History Month Isn't Make Life Easier for Black Americans - Feb, 2014Heroes Like Frederick Douglas and Rosa Parks feel like characters in a novel - a world away from the clicking locks and nervous glances that plague millions, by Theodore R. JohnsonReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:37
Why Democrats Will Win on Unemployment Insurance - Feb, 2014Repeated votes for extension fit into the party's platform, but just as importantly, they allow Harry Reid and his caucus to bash Republicans over and over. by Sarah MimmsReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:43
Michael Sam's Biggest Obstacle - Feb, 2014Coaches who say the league isn't ready for an openly gay player aren't worried about team performance - they're worried about money." by Nancy GoldsteinReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:18
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Feb, 2014Philip Seymour Hoffman's Great Gift: Understatement, by Christopher OrrReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:12
A Tale of two Bullies - Feb, 2014Why Chris Christie is no Lyndon Johnson. Americans may admire a politician who can play hardball, but it matters whether his victim is a political opponent or an incocent citizen. by Michael ZuckermanReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:10
State of the Union in 8 Thought Drops - Jan, 2014The first seven are in different ways encouraging; number eight, less so. by James FallowsReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:06
Can Anyone Stop Hilary? Absolutely - Jan, 2014The former secretary of state may still be the frontrunner for the Democratic normination, but she hasn't done much to help her cause lately. by James A BarnesReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:24
The 2014 Golden Globes: Winners Deserving and Otherwise - Jan, 2014The Hollywood Foreign Press Association spreads the wealth in a strong movie year. by Christopher OrrReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:43
The Black Students Who Wouldn't Leave the Lunch Counter - Jan, 2014One of the four men who started the civil rights movement was Franklin McCain, who died Thursday at the age of 73. by Andrew CohenReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:00
Poverty vs Democracy in America - Jan, 201450 years after Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, tens of millions of second-class Americans still face challenges. by Daniel WeeksReader: Carrie Gibson00:11:01
How the president can restore flagging faith - Dec, 2013The president can restore some flagging faith in the American project and shore up his own political fortunes. by Garrett EppsReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:28
I Got Myself Arrested - Dec, 2013A former prosecuter fights the law and lets it win to look inside the justice system. by Bobby ConstantinoReader: Carrie Gibson00:12:58
You're Getting Too Much Healthcare - Dec, 2013Extra tests and referrals often set back the U.S. medical system, and our health. How to avoid unneeded care. by Jamie Santa CruzReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:32
Obama Goes on the Offense on Healthcare - Dec, 2013The White House has been eager to fight back against Republicans, but felt it had to wait for the website to be working to do so. by Garance Franke-RutaReader: Carrie Gibson00:03:50
What Filibuster Reform Critics Forget - Nov, 2013A noted federal appeals courts judge tries to soft-shoe last week's filibuster reform - and ends up sounding like a partisan. by Andrew CohenReader: Carrie Gibson00:12:27
Is Capitalism in Trouble - Nov, 2013CEOs are growing nervous. Can they help save our system from its worst excesses? by Chrystia FreelandReader: Carrie Gibson00:10:18
Supreme Court Loves Juries, Except When it Doesn't - Nov, 2013In Alabama, an elected official imposed the death penalty after a jury asked for life in prison. Why did the highest court in the land refuse to hear this case? by Andrew CohenReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:31
Black Federal Judges - Nov, 2013Why isn't the White House doing more to nominate judges of color to sit in states like Georgia, Alabama and Florida, where minorities are severely unrepresented. bu Andrew CohenReader: Carrie Gibson00:13:27
New Constitution - Nov, 2013The US Needs a New Constitution. Here's how to write it. by Alex Seitz-WaldReader: Carrie Gibson00:22:08
No Drugs, No Executions - Oct, 2013As states scramble to find new lethal cocktails, a lack of options could spell the end of capital punishment. by Dustin VolzReader: Carrie Gibson00:12:08
Map of the World's Slave Workforce - Oct, 2013According to a new estimate, there are 30 million forced laborers in the world. Some reports show they're involved in making everything from iPhones to chocolate. by Tim FernholzReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:03
Meet the New Hillary - Oct, 2013Back on the campaign trail for the first time since 2008, the former secretary of state has a new celebrity and gravitas-but some of the same old flaws. by Molly BallReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:08
Governmental Complaints - Oct, 2013American politics deserves to be downgraded. AAA governance this is not! By Derek Thompson.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:04:17
Government Shut Down - Oct, 2013After two weeks of closed government and debt-limit freakout, a deal is on the horizon. By Molly BallReader: Carrie Gibson00:03:50
How Fracking is Bad for Our Bodies - Oct, 2013With the spread of hydaulic fracturing come untoward social and somatic health effects. by Jason SilversteinReader: Carrie Gibson00:08:51
America Needs A Debt Ceiling But Not this one - Oct, 2013Everything about today's debt limit is wrong, from its awful measure of debt to its egregious trigger of national default. We could do better. by Michael ShapiroReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:12
Democrats Go Nuclear on John Boehner- Oct, 2013Leaked emails show that before the House speaker demanded an end to health-care subsidies for congressional staffers, hew worked behind the scenes to procure them. by David A GrahamReader: Carrie Gibson00:03:53
The Night the GOP Cracked Up - Sep, 2013Last-minute machinations in Congress failed to avert a shutdown, but they illustrated the deep divisions that are making Speaker John Boehner's life hell. by Molly BallReader: Carrie Gibson00:04:51
The Double Absurdity of Ted Cruz's Filibuster - Sep, 2013Why the senator's last stand against Obamacare just doesn't make sense.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:04:05
The Tea Party is Winning the Liberal Agenda - Sep, 2013Progressives are gleeful: They took Larry Summers down, and now the GOP is self-destructing over defunding Obamacare. But the're missing the big picture.Reader: Carrie Gibson00:05:11
Mental Health Background Checks - Sep, 2013Nearly half the country experiences some kind of mental illness during their lifetimes. Should they all be barred from owning guns? by Ganance Franke-RutaReader: Carrie Gibson00:06:46
Why Chemical Weapons are Different - Sep, 2013Blistering skin, eye damage, and excruciating deaths were just some of the reasons nations decided to ban these substances after World War I. by Ben W. Heineman JrReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:06
Congressional Power vs. Obama's Power - Sep, 2013What Congressional Power Won't do: Trim Obama's Power of Make War Legal. by Jack M BalkinReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:21
My March on Washington - Aug, 2013A longtime reporter remembers his first foray into reporting on that a historic day, and mourns the movement's unfinished business. by B.D. CohenReader: Carrie Gibson00:15:34
How Shortages Sparked Egypt's Months Long Crisis - Aug, 2013The country has battled water shortages, rising food prices, and declining oil production, and it's fueling the current conflict. by Nafeez Mosaddeq AhmedReader: Carrie Gibson00:15:38
How the Left Wing Learned to Love Hilary Clinton - Aug, 2013In 2008, progressives knocked her out of the race. This time, they're lining up behind her. by Matt TaylorReader: Carrie Gibson00:10:42
The Irony of Justice Scalias CA Prison Rant - Aug, 2013His dissenting opinion on 'Brown v. Plata' has nothing to do with the subject at hand: prisoners and the Eighth Ammendment. by Andrew CohenReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:25
The Best New Argument for Affirmative Action - Jul, 2013White students are now more overrepresented at top U.S. colleges than in 1995. by Jordan WeissmannReader: Carrie Gibson00:05:40
Where Narcissism Meets Addiction - Jul, 2013Is Anthony Weiner's behavior an "addiction" to sexting, or something more psychologically defining and pervasive? by Joseph BurgoReader: Carrie Gibson00:07:32
Obama, Race and Justice - Jul, 2013In the president's recent remarks on Trayvon Martin, a somber reminder of the systematic odds minorities face when it comes to criminal justice. by Andrew CohenReader: Carrie Gibson00:14:02
A Modest Proposal, Don't Worry About Surveillance - Jul, 2013Relax! When have federal employees or contractor ever violated anyone's rights? by Connor FriedersdorfReader: Carrie Gibson00:09:06
Trayvon Martin and The Irony of American Justice - Jul, 2013In trying to assess the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, two seemingly conflicting truths emerge. by Ya-Nehisi CoatesReader: Carrie Gibson00:10:41
How Shareholders Are Ruining American Business - Jun, 2013They helped cause the crash in 2008, and they're holding the economy back now. by Justin FoxReader: Carrie Gibson00:10:19
How Junk Food Can End Obesity, Part 2 - Jun, 2013Demonizing processed food may be dooming many to ovesity and disease. Could embracing the drive-thru make us all healthier? by David FreedmanReader: Carrie Gibson00:18:40
How Junk Food Can End Obesity, Part 1 - Jun, 2013Demonizing processed food may be dooming many to ovesity and disease. Could embracing the drive-thru make us all healthier? by David FreedmanReader: Carrie Gibson00:42:07
Why Sylvia Plath Still Haunts Us - May, 2013Even half a century after her suicide, both her work and her life remain thrilling and horrifying. by James ParkerReader: Carrie Gibson00:10:03
Jerry Brown Reboot - May, 2013In his reprise as governor, he's been ruthlessly practical, ... to restore the California dream, Part 2. By James FallowsReader: Carrie Gibson00:20:04
Jerry Brown Reboot - May, 2013In his reprise as governor, he's been ruthlessly practical, ... to restore the California dream, Part 1. By James FallowsReader: Carrie Gibson00:20:47
Guide to Wedded Bliss, Part 2 - May, 2013Research shows same-sex unions are happier than hetero marriages. What can straight couples learn from gay & lesbian ones? By Liza MundyReader: Carrie Gibson00:27:56
Guide to Wedded Bliss, Part 1 - May, 2013Research shows same-sex unions are happier than hetero marriages. What can straight couples learn from gay & lesbian ones? By Liza MundyReader: Carrie Gibson00:27:57
Japan's Economic Bust - May, 2013Why the slow recovery from the 1990's bust? Is it because young people can't find good jobs or spend enough? By Ethan DevineReader: Carrie Gibson00:14:00
Running Out Of Oil, Part 2 - May, 2013New tech and a little-known energy source suggest fossil fuels may not be finite. A miracle - and a nightmare. By Charles C MannReader: Carrie Gibson00:35:09
Running Out Of Oil, Part 1 - May, 2013New tech and a little-known energy source suggest fossil fuels may not be finite. A miracle - and a nightmare. By Charles C MannReader: Carrie Gibson00:32:08
How Not to Die - April, 2013Angelo Volandes' low-tech, high-empathy plan to revolutionize end-of-life care. By Jonathan RauchReader: Carrie Gibson00:22:56
Modern King in Arab Spring - Mar, 2013"Amid Mid-East turmoil, can Jordan's king liberalize his country, modernize its economy and stave off radicals?" by Jeffrey GoldbergReader: Carrie Gibson00:51:26
The Touch Screen Generation - Apr, 2013Young children are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development? By Hanna RosinReader: Carrie Gibson00:38:18
My Atomic Holiday - September, 2012"Way out in the desert, at the Nevada test site, a certain sort of traveler can confront strange traces of catastrophe...and tomfoolery." by Graeme WoodReader: Gary MacFadden00:11:32
Toddler Man - September, 2012"Harvey Karp leads a crusade to teach adults how to talk to, and be understood, by two-year-olds." by Ed LeibowitzReader: Gary MacFadden00:10:55

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