National political reporter for the Boston Globe, based in Washington, DC
California Congressman Eric Swalwell is now the 18th Democratic candidate running for president in 2020. The field is already crowded.
Apr. 9from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
As promised, President Obama had lunch with Mitt Romney today — no press coverage, no details of their discussion.
Nov. 29, 2012from Which Way, L.A.?
Whatever its ultimate ruling in June may be, the US Supreme Court made history this week.
Mar. 29, 2012from To the Point
Once again it’s the race for the White House as Reality TV, with 20 performers focused on making the next audition. Are “bold proposals” politically risky?
Jul. 30from To the Point
Orange County Democrats are celebrating a victory that seemed almost impossible 10 years ago.
Aug. 9from KCRW Features
President Donald Trump was at a campaign rally in North Carolina Wednesday, basking in chants of “send her back.”
Jul. 18from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
This week, the political debate dominated political debate.
Aug. 2from Left, Right & Center
Filmmakers Abby Martin and Mike Prysner discuss the war crimes being committed in Gaza and how a resolution could be reached in the Middle East.
Jul. 26from Scheer Intelligence
Berkeley’s City Council recently adopted an ordinance to drop certain gendered terms from the city’s municipal code.
Jul. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Author and University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern traces the origins of America's burgeoning white nationalist movement.
Aug. 9from Scheer Intelligence
“False flag” reports, even outright deceptions, have led to some of America’s longest wars. New technology makes another disastrous mistake more likely than ever.
Jul. 18from To the Point
Three shootings in the span of one week in California, Texas, and Ohio have community members and political leaders speaking out against gun violence and hateful rhetoric toward the…
Aug. 5from Greater LA