Politics

Does America Want A Third Party? (Or Is It Just David Brooks?)

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Greetings, people. Today we’re going to have a super nice and...

Politics Podcast: The Gun Debate

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code <iframe frameborder="0" width="100%" height="180" style="margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;" scrolling="no" src="https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/politics/22518515/"></iframe> In the wake of a mass...

How Much Did Russian Interference Affect The 2016 Election?

One of my least favorite questions is: “Did Russian interference cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 election?” The question is newly relevant because of special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of...

Emergency Politics Podcast: Lots More Indictments In Mueller’s Russia Investigation

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code <iframe frameborder="0" width="100%" height="180" style="margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;" scrolling="no" src="https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/politics/22468737/"></iframe> In an emergency edition of the...

Can The NBA All-Star Game Be Fixed?

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Politics Podcast: What’s So Wrong With Nancy Pelosi?

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code <iframe frameborder="0" width="100%" height="180" style="margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;" scrolling="no" src="https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/politics/22411757/"></iframe> Nancy Pelosi has been a key...

Should Trump Or The Democrats Be More Worried About The Economy?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): With the Dow nosedive on Monday, here’s our topic for today:...

Screw It — Let’s Debate Some Hypothetical LeBron Trades

The NBA trade deadline is Thursday afternoon, so we assembled FiveThirtyEight’s resident basketball writers — plus editor-in-chief/trade machine troll Nate Silver — to bandy about some, um, creative trade...

Politics Podcast: Has Trump Remade The GOP?

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code <iframe frameborder="0" width="100%" height="180" style="margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;" scrolling="no" src="https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/politics/22337665/"></iframe> This week the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast...

Could A Stock Market Downturn Tank Trump’s Approval Rating?

The stock market fell on Monday. A lot. After a roller-coaster day, the Dow Jones industrial average ended down 1,175 points, making for the largest single-day point decline in...