November 14, 2022: David Gergen

November 7, 2022: Marc Morial

The threats to American democracy seem to grow every day, not from some external threat, but from within: revelations about the January 6 insurrection, gerrymandered Congressional districts and even restrictions on voting rights proposed or in place across the country. Marc Morial helps document those threats to American democracy and offers lessons about how citizens can resist them.

October 31: Mark Follman

Too frequently, the captions flash across the lower third of the television screen: another mass shooting; more innocent lives cut short. The debate in the following days follows a well-worn script of hopeless resignation and incensed outrage. But Mark Follman says there are techniques and methods already in use that successfully prevent mass shootings.

October 24, 2022: Jeremy Wallace

If patterns hold, the 2022 mid-term elections will offer a course correction after two years of the Biden Presidency. Jeremy Wallace assesses the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade this summer, President Biden’s recent legislative successes, and whether improving gas prices around the country might just lead to some surprises in November.

October 17, 2022: Mark Johnson

Nowadays, science is often reduced to facts, data and analysis which can seem impersonal and cold. But science journalist Mark Johnson brings the human capacity for empathy to his reporting. He has become known within the industry as someone who brings great knowledge and great empathy to his scientific coverage.

October 10, 2022: Yohuru Williams

The evidence is overwhelming: the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color was out of proportion to the size of those communities in the overall American population. Dr. Yohuru Williams is among a group of scholars whose new book argues the experience with COVID is consistent with other difficult experiences in American history.

October 3, 2022: Cody Keenan

Often, politics can feel like a thankless and often futile undertaking. But White House chief speechwriter Cody Keenan tells his readers that occasionally, through long and sustained effort, the world moves.

September 19, 2022: Ade Osinubi

For most mothers, pregnancy is a time of hope, expectation, and even fear. Dr. Ade Osinubi focuses the lens—literally—on the maternal health challenges facing black women in the United States—the legacy of racism, staggering numbers of maternal mortality, postpartum depression, and difficulties accessing care.

September 12, 2022: Javed Ali

For most of the last 20 years, the conversation about American national security has been focused on the threats posed by extremists. With the death of al Qaeda Leader Ayman al Zawahiri, Russia’s war in Ukraine, and rising tensions with China, Javed Ali argues that conversation has swung back to great-power competition.