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Feb 21, 2019

Some media outlets are reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller may soon hand over a report regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election. Will this bring bad news for President Donald Trump and his administration?

Feb 18, 2019

A fall graduate policy workshop led by professor Sam Wang explored the complex issue of gerrymandering, a process that manipulates geographic regions to provide an advantage to a particular political party.

Feb 13, 2019
How has the state of journalism changed during President Donald Trump's tenure? Seasoned journalist Mara Liasson joins this episode to discuss what is and isn't working in the media realm as well as the trajectory of her own career at NPR.
 
Jan 24, 2019

The government shutdown is now in its 33rd day, with the Senate ready to vote today on proposals to reopen government. Both are expected to fail.

Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the implications of the shutdown in this episode.

Jan 18, 2019

Despite decades of violent conflict across countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, thousands of private sector firms are operating in those among other conflict-affected regions.

Jan 16, 2019

Some say the United States is heading down a road toward isolationism. In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the uncertain future of American global leadership with Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay.

Jan 15, 2019

Americans seeking information about unemployment rates, wage growth and inflation can do so with the click of a button. But transparency of this kind is not readily available in many developing countries. How does this flow of information — or lack thereof — affect political stability around the world?

Jan 9, 2019

In his farewell address, President Barack Obama identified a number of “fault lines” in American society from politics to economics to race. In this episode, Sam Wang discusses these societal divisions with regular podcast co-host Julian Zelizer and guest Kevin Kruse — co-authors...

Jan 8, 2019

Princeton faculty members Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer are well known for their efforts to explain U.S. history and current events to the broad public.

Jan 7, 2019

A small percentage of Americans, less than 9 percent, shared links to so-called “fake news” sites on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election campaign, but this behavior was disproportionately common among people over the age of 65, according to a new analysis by...

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