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Explaining the debt ceiling in plain English

In an episode that originally aired in September 2017, Shai Akabas, economic policy director at the Bipartisan Policy Center, discusses the debt ceiling and the dangers of not raising it.
  • Sep 21, 2021
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'The monuments were murder'

In a conversation from 2017, then-Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu reflects on removing the last Confederate monument from his city, and the damage wrought by the myth of the Lost Cause.
  • Sep 14, 2021
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Rep. Andy Kim on anti-Asian hate

In an episode that originally aired in March, the New Jersey congressman discusses anti-Asian hate in the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings, and how he talks about the rise in hate crimes with his young son.
  • Sep 7, 2021
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Sen. Jeff Merkley's decade-long push for filibuster reform

In this conversation from March, Merkley gets into how the filibuster has ground work in the Senate to a halt. And what he thinks should be done to fix it, especially to preserve voting rights.
  • Aug 31, 2021
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The Republican Party is still in thrall to Donald Trump. Its members could learn from Stuart Stevens

In an episode that aired Sept. 22, 2020, the author of "It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump" talks about the evolution of the GOP — and what that means going forward.
  • Aug 24, 2021
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Yes, the Kabul withdrawal is a disaster. But Biden made the right decision on Afghanistan.

After 20 years, more than $2 trillion and the lives of 2,448 U.S. service members and thousands of Afghan civilians, the president wisely decided “no more.”
  • Aug 22, 2021
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We need more honest teaching of America's painful history

In this episode from 2018, Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative explains why we must come to terms with America's history if we are ever to start healing. The conversation is as relevant as ever amid debates about "critical race theory."
  • Aug 17, 2021
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Biden must make the case for ending the filibuster to protect voting rights

It's time for the president to address the nation from the Oval Office.
  • Aug 14, 2021
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Ibram X. Kendi explains why racist policies — not people — are the problem

The author of "How to be Antiracist" discusses the effect of bad policies and how we can move forward from them.
  • Aug 10, 2021
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The deplorable treatment of Michael Fanone and the heroes of Jan. 6

A photo from the insurrection encapsulates the outrage I feel at these self-proclaimed pro-police patriots.
  • Aug 7, 2021
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