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.
As a new affirmative action lawsuit heads to federal court, Alia Wong and Adam Harris join Matt Thompson and Gillian White to discuss the challenges in American higher education.
The activist sits down with Matt Thompson and Gillian White at The Atlantic Festival.
With the speed and volume of news these days—not to mention the myriad business and technological pressures—how does the media serve its role as the fourth estate?
Alex Wagner, Megan Garber, and Gillian B. White join Matt Thompson to discuss Kavanaugh, Moonves, and the #MeToo movement one year in.
Jeffrey Rosen and Anne Applebaum—scholars of America’s past and Europe’s present—discuss our precarious moment in history and what could come next.
The inside view of America’s two swampiest reality shows: politics and football
A year after Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, we finally know: the hurricane season of 2017 was one of the deadliest in North America in a century. What have we learned in the aftermath?
Toward the end of his life, the 36th president of the United States grew his hair long—much like the youths who protested his strategy in Vietnam. But why?
What does the guilt of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen mean for President Trump?
Matt Thompson discusses how well movies and shows represent diverse experiences with the senior editor Gillian White and the culture writer Hannah Giorgis.
Adam Serwer and Gillian White join Matt and Alex to discuss what’s changed—and what hasn’t—in the year since a violent white supremacist rally in Virginia.
To commemorate the show’s first anniversary, we lift up above the fog of news and discuss what’s most important to remember at this moment.
This week’s NATO Summit in Brussels comes as Trump and other leaders express unprecedented levels of doubt about decades of western cooperation.
A century ago, the 1918 flu pandemic killed five percent of humanity—have we become safer in the hundred years since or actually grown more vulnerable?
Outrage over families separated at the border has reached a fever pitch. Jeremy Raff and Priscilla Alvarez join to share how the issue’s developing along the border and in Washington.
Why do black Americans die earlier than white Americans? Staff writers Olga Khazan and Vann Newkirk join Matt and Alex to discuss how poverty and prejudice shorten African-American lifespans.
Can Trump and Kim cut a deal that works? Global editor Kathy Gilsinan and staff writer Uri Friedman discuss the upcoming summit with Jeff and Alex.
McKay Coppins and Rosie Gray join Matt and Alex to ask: what happens when right-wing trolls grow up to run the world?
Two American-born writers—an Israeli author and a Muslim journalist—grapple with the bleak state of Israeli-Palestinian relations.
Staff writers Rosie Gray and David A. Graham join Matt and Alex to discuss the Mueller investigation as it begins its second year.