Certain speeches and sermons linger in the minds of Americans, often becoming part of our national imagination and history.
President Donald Trump delivered his delayed State of the Union address on Feb. 5, touching upon issues related to partisan divides, reproductive rights, health care, infrastructure, immigration, and national security.
A number of countries — including the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark — have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. Meanwhile, President Nicolás Maduro argues firmly he is the legitimate leader.
Today, only half of children grow up to earn more than their parents, as opportunities for upward mobility continue to decline. Meanwhile, more than 15 percent of children live in poverty.
The United States and the Taliban in Afghanistan are currently in the midst of negotiations about a possible withdrawal by the U.S. from that country. Many fear this could signal a “surrender” by the U.S., putting Afghanistan at risk of becoming a hub for terrorism.
Candidates have begun launching their 2020 presidential campaigns, prompting many to look back at Donald Trump’s presidential victory in 2016.
In this episode, Sam Wang interviews Michael Tesler, co-author of a compelling book about how the 2016 election was not just a battle for the White House, but for what America “should be.”