Theda Skocpol

Victor S. Thomas professor of government and sociology at Harvard and director of the Scholars Strategy Network

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Theda Skocpol on KCRW

Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away.

On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law

Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away.

from To the Point

President Trump wants tariffs on steel, and softens his tone on gun restrictions after meeting with the NRA.

Guns, Tribes and Steel

President Trump wants tariffs on steel, and softens his tone on gun restrictions after meeting with the NRA.

from Left, Right & Center

The US Supreme Court has  upheld  President Obama's  Affordable Care Act , a short-term victory with long-term consequences for health care, the powers of Congress and the presidential…

Healthcare: The Law and the Politics

The US Supreme Court has upheld President Obama's Affordable Care Act , a short-term victory with long-term consequences for health care, the powers of Congress and the presidential…

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Josh Barro talks with Ross Douthat and Elizabeth Bruenig about the impending wave of covid cases, Democrats’ turn to voting rights, and the new-new right wing.

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The cannabis industry entered 2021 on a high note. Did that optimism hold through the year and what can we expect in 2022?

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The authors of “ Out of Office” discuss how telecommuting can make people feel an unhealthy need to constantly work, and why it’s problematic to tie so much of your identity to your…

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Following Saturday’s hostage situation in Texas, LA rabbi Steve Leder shares why local places of worship prioritize security training.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As the Jan. 6 committee’s investigation into the insurrection continues, Rep. Pete Aguilar tells KCRW that he won’t rule out subpoenaing Kevin McCarthy.

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Diablo Canyon is supposed to start closing in a few years, but a Stanford-MIT report says keeping it open would help California transition to clean energy more cheaply and cleanly.

from Greater LA

The Biden administration is offering four free antigen COVID tests to each household in the U.S., and signups open today. Test results are available within 30 minutes.

from KCRW Features

Serving in the California government can be demoralizing, so many of the state’s promising public officials have found greener pastures — and more power — in nonprofits.

from Zócalo's Connecting California