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Interviews and conversations with leading experts, public figures, and more

This filmmaker spent months interviewing neo-Nazis and jihadists. Here’s what she learned.

Why are millennials burned out? Capitalism.

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10 legal experts on why Trump can’t pardon his way out of the Russia investigation

An autopsy of the American dream

How the West became a self-obsessed culture

A single-payer advocate answers the big question: How do we pay for it?

BlacKkKlansman is a searing indictment of American racism. Should it win Best Picture?

Can the 25th Amendment be invoked to remove Trump from office? I asked one of its authors.

This company created a super-popular phone accessory. Here’s how it fights counterfeits.

A 1951 book about totalitarianism is flying off the shelves. Here's why.

Ending the age of animal cruelty

How to build a Medicare-for-all plan, explained by somebody who’s thought about it for 20 years

If you want to understand the age of Trump, read the Frankfurt School

How the Enlightenment sold us a twisted view of human nature

Why scammers are everywhere now — and why we love them

We could end factory farming this century

The case against empathy

The journalist who’s been covering R. Kelly for 17 years: “This is rape culture”

Foreign spies could be manipulating Trump through Fox News

How meditation and psychedelic drugs could fix tribalism

Reciprocal rage: why Islamist extremists and the far right need each other

Here are the 5 most interesting conversations I had in 2018

“The fish rots from the head”: a historian on the unique corruption of Trump’s White House

Team of sycophants: a presidential historian on Trump’s White House

A new theory for why Republicans and Democrats see the world differently

“Schools are segregated because white people want them that way"

A historian on our broken election system: “it’s run by people with stake in the outcome”

The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

What Machiavelli can teach us about Trump and the decline of liberal democracy

Epistocracy: a political theorist’s case for letting only the informed vote

Is America’s political violence problem getting worse? I asked 7 experts.

Why marriages succeed — or fail

David Frum on why Republicans chose Trumpocracy over democracy

Why Christian conservatives supported Trump — and why they might regret it

What Nate Silver’s learned about forecasting elections

Is the media making American politics worse?

Why DNA test results are actually pretty fuzzy

Cosmologist Martin Rees gives humanity a 50-50 chance of surviving the 21st century

Can consumer choices ward off the worst effects of climate change? An expert explains.

How YouTube icon Hank Green found hope in a story of viral fame, politics, and giant robots