As citizens, we value information and ideas that help us choose candidates, evaluate policy, think about our role in the world, and engage in discussions with our fellow voters. Here are some resources to help you join the conversation.
What We’re Reading and Listening To:Podcasts:
Politics and current events with a variety of perspectives, from liberal to conservative, scholarly to irreverent.
- The Bulwark with Charlie Sykes: Daily discussions of politics and news. Insightful and civil conversation.
- The Lincoln Project: Weekly conversations about the ongoing threat to American democracy.
- The Brian Lehrer Show: Politics and issues – in New York, across the U.S., and around the world.
- Politics War Room with James Carville and Al Hunt: Weekly interviews with leading journalists, scholars, and other experts.
- Aspen Ideas to Go:
- #412, April 13, 2022: Reckoning with America’s History of Slavery
- #416, July 15, 2022: Is the Supreme Court Still the Weakest Branch?
Articles of enduring relevance.
- “Will Wisconsin’s Republicans Make Voting Meaningless or Just Difficult?” The New Yorker, 8/1/22.
- “The Most Important Study in the Abortion Debate.” The Atlantic, August 2022.
- The 1619 Project. New York Times
Reflections on how our country’s history – since its inception – has helped shape the current moment.
- American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. John Meacham, Random House, 2007.
- These Truths: A History of the United States. Jill Lepore, Norton, 2019.
While national issues grab most of the headlines, the work of our local governments can have an equal, if not greater, impact on our daily lives. Follow your local government’s activities online, or attend meetings, which are open to the public.