Jonathan Alter

MSNBC

Guest

Jonathan Alter is an author and analyst with MSNBC. Among his many books are  The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of HopeThe Promise: President Obama Year One and The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies.

Alter is a former columnist for the Daily Beast, and former senior editor and columnist for Newsweek magazine.

Jonathan Alter on KCRW

Polls show Democrats have a chance to win back the House majority and maybe even the Senate in 2018. President Trump's ratings are at historic lows.

Can Democrats their act together in time to take back Congress?

Polls show Democrats have a chance to win back the House majority and maybe even the Senate in 2018. President Trump's ratings are at historic lows.

from One Year Later

President Obama released his latest budget today, $4 trillion all told.

Income Inequality and Messaging

President Obama released his latest budget today, $4 trillion all told.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Congress adjourned for the summer with tax reform still caught in political gridlock.

Can Corporations Be Patriots?

Congress adjourned for the summer with tax reform still caught in political gridlock.

from To the Point

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Where would America be without the muckraking journalists and the publications that champion their work?

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In 1950, America had the richest middle class in the world, but now U.S. workers face wage stagnation and historic wealth inequality.

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Last week's mass shooting in El Paso has been particularly painful for Angelenos, because so many have close ties to that city.

from Greater LA

The mysterious arrest of a Swedish data privacy activist with links to the WikiLeaks founder raises important questions about government surveillance.

from Scheer Intelligence

The annual Iowa State Fair is known as the unofficial start to campaign season.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lots of people lie to federal investigators. Very few are indicted for it.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Nearly 200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation signed a treaty with the United States. The result? They were forcibly removed from the Southeastern part of the U.S. to Oklahoma.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Redding, California, firefighters are still battling the large Mountain Fire that broke out late Thursday morning.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand