Politics

Around 150 million people around the world could be forced to move because of climate change within the next few decades, according to the World Bank.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The story of the National Rifle Association involves infighting and backstabbing, million-dollar corruption, and a red-headed Russian spy. The new book "Misfire" chronicles it all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh, Liz and Ross talk about the omicron variant, vaccine fatigue and how we can get to a normal that makes sense.

Moving towards a playbook for new covid variants

Josh, Liz and Ross talk about the omicron variant, vaccine fatigue and how we can get to a normal that makes sense.

from Left, Right & Center

The Native American activist’s attorney Kevin Sharp tells Robert Scheer why Peltier’s imprisonment is one of the worst miscarriages of justice this country has ever seen.

It’s time to free Leonard Peltier, America’s longest serving political Prisoner

The Native American activist’s attorney Kevin Sharp tells Robert Scheer why Peltier’s imprisonment is one of the worst miscarriages of justice this country has ever seen.

from Scheer Intelligence

With the Omicron variant in the U.S., including California, President Joe Biden announced new plans today to mitigate COVID spread, which includes new travel restrictions, getting more…

At-home COVID tests are pricey. President Biden wants to change that

With the Omicron variant in the U.S., including California, President Joe Biden announced new plans today to mitigate COVID spread, which includes new travel restrictions, getting more…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A nuclear meltdown near the San Fernando and Simi Valleys was kept secret for 20 years.

California breaks promise to clean up radioactive pollution from nuclear meltdown

A nuclear meltdown near the San Fernando and Simi Valleys was kept secret for 20 years.

from To the Point

San Francisco is at times known for its rough-and-tumble approach to local politics. But now a more bruising political fight is playing out in the City by the Bay.

Local school boards: Time to get rid of them?

San Francisco is at times known for its rough-and-tumble approach to local politics. But now a more bruising political fight is playing out in the City by the Bay.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks.

Supreme Court seems likely to eviscerate Roe v. Wade after hearing major MS abortion case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

TV has lied about abortion, says Tanya Melendez, a researcher at the University of Illinois.

Abortion on TV affects our laws and conversations. How storytelling has shifted from 1960s to today

TV has lied about abortion, says Tanya Melendez, a researcher at the University of Illinois.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two high-profile criminal cases get underway today.

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jussie Smollet trials: Breaking them down on day 1

Two high-profile criminal cases get underway today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Other states are obsessed with California and its policies, which is a way to show their love, according to Joe Mathews.

California lives rent-free in the minds of other Americans, says Joe Mathews

Other states are obsessed with California and its policies, which is a way to show their love, according to Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Joel Wachs, who sat on the LA City Council from 1971 to 2001, explains the dramatic shift in LA politics during the 1970s, and why he chose to stay closeted for most of his life.

Joel Wachs on his early political career portrayed in ‘Licorice Pizza’

Joel Wachs, who sat on the LA City Council from 1971 to 2001, explains the dramatic shift in LA politics during the 1970s, and why he chose to stay closeted for most of his life.

from Greater LA

It’s not RICO, but this is the final episode of All The Presidents’ Lawyers.

All The Presidents’ Lawyers: The ‘Where Are They Now?’ Episode

It’s not RICO, but this is the final episode of All The Presidents’ Lawyers.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Settlers from Plymouth England shared an autumn feast with the Wampanoag tribe in Massachusetts 400 years ago — a tradition we’ve come to call Thanksgiving.

The ‘dystopian horror story’ of the US’ founding, and how Americans still cannot admit fault

Settlers from Plymouth England shared an autumn feast with the Wampanoag tribe in Massachusetts 400 years ago — a tradition we’ve come to call Thanksgiving.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and their neighbor William Bryan were deemed guilty today for murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black 25-year-old, when he was out jogging in…

Guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery: 3 white defendants face verdicts from nearly all-white jury

Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and their neighbor William Bryan were deemed guilty today for murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black 25-year-old, when he was out jogging in…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh Barro, Elizabeth Bruenig and Ross Douthat talk about the Rittenhouse verdict.

Two separate questions about the Rittenhouse acquittal

Josh Barro, Elizabeth Bruenig and Ross Douthat talk about the Rittenhouse verdict.

from Left, Right & Center

Democrats swept all seven Congressional seats in Orange County in 2018. The county was a GOP stronghold for decades.

What does California’s latest redistricting effort mean for OC Republicans?

Democrats swept all seven Congressional seats in Orange County in 2018. The county was a GOP stronghold for decades.

from Greater LA

Closing arguments began today in the trial against the three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, in Brunswick, Georgia.

Ahmaud Arbery and Kyle Rittenhouse cases: ‘Reasonable suspicion’ is tied to race and place in America

Closing arguments began today in the trial against the three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, in Brunswick, Georgia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Journalist Sam Quinones talks about his new book, “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth."

How fentanyl and meth exploded nationwide and led to more mental illness, homelessness, and deaths

Journalist Sam Quinones talks about his new book, “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh, Liz and Tim discuss the infrastructure bill-turned-law and booster shots. We bring on special guest Ali Wyne to talk about the future of U.S. – China relations.

The infrastructure deal is done. What now?

Josh, Liz and Tim discuss the infrastructure bill-turned-law and booster shots. We bring on special guest Ali Wyne to talk about the future of U.S. – China relations.

from Left, Right & Center