Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
There is no debt ceiling crisis: an explainer
An evergreen guide to debt ceiling reporting and why this time is not in fact different
What Could Go Right? A positive perspective on a complicated world
The second season of our podcast is out! Plus, smart homes and cities, and Ukraine's digital resilience
Braver Angels Podcast: Let’s Blame the Media!
Extra! Extra! In this special roundtable edition of our podcast, two red and two blue Braver Angels leaders square off about the media. Where do the left and right step up or fall short in their approach to the Fourth Estate?
Nossel: To Safeguard Free Speech, We Must Protect Everyone’s Right To Be Heard — Even Those With Views Offensive To Others
In her new book, Suzanne Nossel delves into the nation's culture wars over the right to free speech and argues that the way forward as a society is to ensure an open market of ideas and protect all speech — even that which we disagree with.
What Could Go Right? Our resilient climate future
A clear-eyed look at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
Mark Zuckerberg must be stopped
How to turn Facebook and other social media platforms from bugs into features
UK to ban junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023
Prohibition of adverts for products high in fat, salt, and sugar could cost broadcasters more than £200m annually in revenue.
How Politico and the New York Times pass off hawkish opinions as facts
The journalistic ‘voice of God’ is often used to defend interventionist policies or push our leaders to do something about, well, everything.
Maybe just shut up about national politics if you want to reduce polarization?
Shifting the focus of a newspaper’s opinion section from national (Trump! Pelosi! distant, scary!) to local (schools! development! nearby, impactful!) can reduce political polarization, a new study finds.
How to Put Out Democracy’s Dumpster Fire
Our democratic habits have been killed off by an internet kleptocracy that profits from disinformation, polarization, and rage. Here’s how to fix that.
RP Daily: The New Normal
What exactly is the new normal?