A decade ago, West Virginia foreshadowed the influence that money and politics have come to have on state judiciaries. Now it may warn of a worrying new trend.
When America abruptly abandoned its Kurdish allies in Syria, a new cycle of violence began. How did we get here? And where will it end?
McKay Coppins on which Trump sibling could succeed the president—and why it matters
This week, Beto O’Rourke took a bus out of New York. Not a campaign bus, just a regular old bus. Isaac Dovere joined for the trip, and they talked about how the presidential candidate has been changed by the recent mass shootings in West Texas.
Nine months ago, Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned in protest. As the last “adult in the room” at the Trump White House, what has his departure meant? And could his frank assessment of the president make a difference?
Annie Lowrey joins Edward-Isaac Dovere to discuss news of a possible recession, President Trump’s reaction, and why the last downturn is key to understanding today’s politics.
Margaret Brennan, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, joins the Atlantic staff writer Isaac Dovere to discuss the president’s attacks on four congresswomen and the media’s response.
The former U.S. ambassador Thomas Pickering on the state of diplomacy in the Trump era
Bill Weld has a plan to defeat Donald Trump in the GOP primary.
Vann R. Newkirk II discusses the Juneteenth congressional hearing on reparations.
Donald Trump had never held public office before he became president. So how does the ultimate outsider candidate run for reelection? And who does he want to face?
As the justices consider the limits of partisanship in two major cases, will questions about the Court’s own politics be its undoing?
Could the abortion bans passing around the country topple Roe v. Wade?
The staff writers Derek Thompson and Isaac Dovere preview the new season of Crazy/Genius, The Atlantic’s show about technology and culture. Subscribe to Crazy/Genius wherever you get your podcasts.
Why did a Republican president start a trade war between the world’s two largest economies?
Viktor Orbán has worked to remove all impediments to his autocratic regime in Hungary. Next week, President Trump will welcome him to the White House.
Jordan Klepper discusses political comedy in the Trump era.
Yoni Appelbaum and Ezra Klein debate whether Democrats should open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
A migrant advocate shares the harrowing stories of asylum seekers and describes what the Trump administration’s new border policies could mean for these families.
Edward-Isaac Dovere interviews Howard Dean, the last long-shot turned front-runner in a race to take down an incumbent Republican.
Does the conversation about Joe Biden’s “handsiness” show how much Democrats have changed in the past two decades—or how little?