How did a loaded gun end up on a movie set?
October 27th, 2021
As new details emerge about the shooting on the “Rust” movie set that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, we talk …
The mystery of Manchin’s motivations
October 26th, 2021
President Biden’s economic agenda is on hold — thanks, in no small part, to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). The families in his home state could pay the …
Facebook’s role in the Jan. 6 attack
October 25th, 2021
A trove of internal documents turned over to the SEC exposes Facebook’s role in fomenting the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Issa Rae and the growing pains of being ‘Insecure’
October 22nd, 2021
Five years after the debut of “Insecure,” the acclaimed HBO comedy-drama is finally coming to a close. Creator and star Issa Rae discusses the characters’ journeys, personal growth and “betting on herself.”
Vigilante violence on trial
October 21st, 2021
Ahmaud Arbery’s killing changed his Georgia community. Now, as the state grapples with a judicial legacy shaped by racism, three White men stand trial for murder.
This week, the trial began for Greg McMichael, …
Should the U.S. brace for a ‘twindemic’?
October 20th, 2021
Health officials are worried about a severe “twindemic” this year, when influenza and coronavirus cases increase at the same time. What parallel …
America’s broken supply chain
October 19th, 2021
The commercial pipeline is clogged. Every year, this supply chain brings $1 trillion worth of toys, clothing, electronics and furniture from Asia to the United States. And right now, no one knows how to unclog it.
Colin Powell’s complicated legacy
October 18th, 2021
The legacy of Colin Powell, the first Black secretary of state, is complicated — by his role in the Iraq war, by the evolution of the Republican …
The NBA’s Kyrie problem
October 15th, 2021
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has been benched over his decision not to get vaccinated. Today on Post Reports we discuss what responsibilities famous athletes bear and why this story is resonating beyond the …
Should defending Taiwan be a red line for the U.S.?
October 14th, 2021
In recent days, record numbers of Chinese warplanes have flown into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone, signifying a deteriorating relationship between Taiwan and China — and putting the United States in an …
A new model for affordable housing
October 13th, 2021
In a predominantly Black Chicago neighborhood, how one affordable housing program is addressing inequality by enabling homeownership.
Over the years, rows of two-story stone houses and small buildings have …
The Black voters disappointed in Biden
October 12th, 2021
The “benefit of the doubt” portion of Joe Biden’s presidency is over. His poll numbers are down, especially among Black voters. Today on the show, we …
Why child-care workers are quitting
October 11th, 2021
Working in a day care is a demanding job — but the pay is typically around just $12 an hour, and often without benefits. Many child-care workers have quit during the pandemic, leaving parents without options and …
What do we do about Facebook?
October 8th, 2021
Facebook had a bad week. A whistleblower testified before Congress about the danger the company poses, and an outage took down the site and its products for hours. Now, some are rethinking their relationship with …
Looted treasure and offshore accounts
October 7th, 2021
Cambodia wants its religious artifacts returned. Dozens tied to an indicted collector remain in prominent museums. The Pandora Papers expose his …
Putin, a shop cleaner and a Monte Carlo mystery
October 6th, 2021
Secret money, swanky real estate and a Monte Carlo mystery: Pandora Papers documents tie a woman allegedly in a secret, years-long relationship with Putin to a luxury Monaco apartment.
There’s little about …
King Abdullah’s secret splurges
October 5th, 2021
While billions of dollars in American aid poured into Jordan over the past decade, a secret stream of money was flowing in the opposite direction as …
A tax haven in America’s heartland
October 4th, 2021
The United States has long condemned secretive offshore tax havens where the rich and powerful hide their money. But a burgeoning American trust …
The anti-vax wellness influencers
October 1st, 2021
How wellness influencers are fueling the anti-vaccine movement.
For many people, the term “misinformation” conjures up images of conspiracy-theorist chat rooms and Russian bots. But as Ashley Fetters Maloy …
On the death of species
September 30th, 2021
This week, the Fish and Wildlife Service proposed taking 23 animals and plants off the endangered-species list — because none can be found in the wild. What this tells us about climate change, and things to come.
Can military leaders answer for Afghanistan?
September 29th, 2021
This week in Congress, top military officials are testifying on what went wrong in the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Will anyone in the government be held accountable?
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of …
Sex-trafficked — and jailed
September 28th, 2021
For years, allegations that R. Kelly was abusing young women and girls swirled. This week, the singer was found guilty of sex trafficking in federal court. But not all child sex-trafficking victims get justice — …
What we know about Havana Syndrome
September 27th, 2021
What you need to know about “Havana Syndrome,” the mysterious illness affecting U.S. officials stationed around the world — and whether there’s anything the United States can do about it.
Gabby Petito, and the victims left out of headlines
September 24th, 2021
How Gabby Petito case galvanized sleuths across the Internet. And, how her disappearance and death highlight media failures in covering cases about …
Hooked on a ceiling
September 23rd, 2021
Deadlines are looming large for Congress. If policymakers fail to act, the United States could face unprecedented economic catastrophe.
An immigration crisis in Del Rio, Tex.
September 22nd, 2021
Thousands of mostly Haitian migrants are crossing into the U.S. from the southwest border of Texas. When they arrive, they face rough territory: hostile law enforcement, mass airlifts for deportations, and a squalid, …
The young and the vaccinated
September 21st, 2021
What the latest news from Pfizer means for getting younger kids vaccinated. Plus, who will be able to get a booster shot and when.
On Monday, Pfizer and BioNTech said that children ages 5 to 11 had a robust …
Who are the Oath Keepers?
September 20th, 2021
Members of far-right extremist organizations — such as the Oath Keepers, a self-styled militia movement — are being charged by federal prosecutors for their alleged participation in the Jan. 6 riot. But prosecution may …
America’s Song, Part 2
September 18th, 2021
With his performance of “God Bless America” during Game 3 of the 2001 World Series, NYPD officer Daniel Rodriguez comforted a nation still grieving in the wake of 9/11. It felt like a timeless moment. Instead, it proved …
America’s Song, Part 1
September 17th, 2021
With his performance of “God Bless America” during Game 3 of the 2001 World Series, NYPD officer Daniel Rodriguez comforted a nation still grieving in the wake of 9/11. It felt like a timeless moment. Instead, it proved …
The end of the Merkel era
September 16th, 2021
After a decade and a half in office, Germany’s Angela Merkel is stepping down. On today’s show, we take a closer look at the chancellor’s life and legacy, and what this shift in power will mean for Germany and the world.
When an OB/GYN is antiabortion
September 15th, 2021
When we talk about abortion access in the U.S., we talk a lot about Roe v. Wade, the actions of state lawmakers, the court system. But we don’t talk about doctors — and what they do or don’t say to patients behind …
Delta’s stress test on schools
September 14th, 2021
The Biden administration has made in-person learning a priority for this school year. Now that most kids are back in school, the question on …
California’s recall fever
September 13th, 2021
A recall election in California ends Tuesday night. After pandemic-related shutdowns and mandates, can Gov. Gavin Newsom survive the challenge to his …
Inside the newsroom on 9/11
September 10th, 2021
Watching the chaotic end of America’s longest war, we’ve been thinking a lot about the terrorist attack that set it in motion. We interviewed …
The YOLO economy paradox
September 9th, 2021
What the mismatch between the number of people employed and the number of jobs available tells us about America’s reassessment of work. Plus, how the pandemic has set women in the workforce back globally.
The legal limbo for Afghan evacuees
September 8th, 2021
For many Afghan evacuees arriving in the United States, escaping the Taliban was just the beginning. Now, they face the uncertainty of a tenuous legal status with little financial support unless Congress acts.
The beginning of the end of Roe v. Wade?
September 7th, 2021
Life in Texas under the nation’s most restrictive abortion law. Plus, the unusual legal strategy that allowed the law to go into effect and how it …
What is ISIS-K?
August 27th, 2021
What we know about the Thursday bombing near the Kabul airport. Plus, an Afghan journalist who left Kabul just before its collapse tells us why she …
Who decides who gets evicted?
August 26th, 2021
The future of a federal ban on evictions is in the Supreme Court’s hands. But in many cases, whether a person gets evicted is up to a judge’s discretion, as our reporter found in Mississippi.
A federal ban on …
The Full Comirnaty
August 25th, 2021
What the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine means. Plus, big business pledged nearly $50 billion for racial justice after …
The choice to stay in Kabul
August 24th, 2021
What the return of the Taliban means for women in Kabul. And, the story behind a secret meeting between the CIA director and the leader of the …
Is this a new Taliban?
August 23rd, 2021
The Taliban insists it has changed. Afghanistan’s future hinges on whether that’s true.
Frenzied evacuations from Afghanistan continue as the U.S. scrambles to meet its Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw all troops. …
The Afghanistan Papers, revisited
August 20th, 2021
This week, Americans watched in disbelief as Afghanistan fell to the Taliban in a matter of days — and we wondered what Craig Whitlock was thinking. Two years ago he and a team at The Post published a prescient and …
Disaster on repeat in Haiti
August 19th, 2021
Haitians face devastation after two natural disasters hit the island. And what the tragedies have exposed about the country’s preparedness.
Last weekend, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake caused widespread destruction …
Keeping kids safe this school year
August 18th, 2021
Today, Post Reports answers your questions about kids, schools and covid-19 with physician and columnist Leana Wen and education reporter Hannah …
The Afghanistan war blame game
August 17th, 2021
Almost as soon as Kabul fell, the political blame game began in Washington. But why weren’t we more prepared? Plus, an interview with Afghanistan’s …
A disastrous American exit
August 16th, 2021
As the United States left Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of war, the Taliban seized control of the country in a matter of weeks. President Biden …
Interview with the TikTok Guy
August 13th, 2021
Today on Post Reports, an interview with Dave Jorgenson, The Washington Post’s “TikTok Guy.” Throughout the pandemic, he’s been uploading two newsy, …
The town lost to the Dixie Fire
August 12th, 2021
How some states are trying to make students and staffers feel safe in school. Why more moms may leave the workforce as the delta variant spreads. And …
How Mitch learned to stop worrying and love a bill
August 11th, 2021
What’s behind Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans embracing a big Biden agenda item? Infrastructure. Plus, a delightful …
The fall of Andrew Cuomo
August 10th, 2021
The resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And, as American troops withdraw, the U.S. response to a surge of Taliban control in Afghanistan.
‘A code red for humanity’
August 9th, 2021
A landmark United Nations report finds that humans have pushed the climate into ‘unprecedented’ territory. Plus, what we can learn from the Tokyo Olympics with the Winter Games in Beijing just around the corner.
The people left out of the infrastructure deal
August 6th, 2021
The infrastructure bill making its way through the Senate doesn’t include money for caregivers. Today, we dive into what it’s like to take care of a partner who has a disability and to often not get compensated for that …
August 5th, 2021
Florida school districts defy the governor’s ban on mask mandates. An elementary school that welcomed its students back in the spring is still …
The brothers Cuomo
August 4th, 2021
As New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo faces an impeachment effort and calls for his resignation, his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, avoids mentioning the scandal on his show. Plus, your questions on the delta variant — and …
August 3rd, 2021
The Biden administration is expected to announce a new action to limit evictions as a federal eviction moratorium expires. But it’s unclear how many people that will help. And, why the expanded child tax credit may not …
The art of the infrastructure deal
August 2nd, 2021
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have come to rare agreement, crafting a trillion dollar-plan to fix infrastructure across the country.
The dream of a Black utopia
July 30th, 2021
In 1983, the U.S. invaded the small Caribbean nation of Grenada. Forty years later, many Americans have no idea why — or that it happened at all. …
‘We don’t even think about race.’
July 29th, 2021
Debates over critical race theory take over a town in Michigan. Plus, why breakthrough coronavirus infections do not mean that our vaccines aren’t working.
Traverse City, Mich., is a microcosm of the critical …
Return of the Mask
July 28th, 2021
Why employers are getting bolder with vaccine mandates. How the pandemic worsened the opioid crisis. And the aftermath of the floods in Germany.
The price of being the GOAT
July 27th, 2021
Why the U.S. women’s gymnastics team settled for a silver medal. And, the search for separated parents in rural Guatemala.
The U.S. women’s …
Investigating the insurrection
July 26th, 2021
The political debate — and theater — surrounding a new House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. And, why …
Marooned in Matamoros, Part 2
July 22nd, 2021
In February 2020, Washington Post reporter Arelis R. Hernández walked across the bridge from Brownsville, Tex., to Matamoros, Mexico, two sister cities along the international border with the glistening green Rio Grande …
Marooned in Matamoros, Part 1
July 22nd, 2021
In February 2020, Washington Post reporter Arelis R. Hernández walked across the bridge from Brownsville, Tex., to Matamoros, Mexico, two sister cities along the international border with the glistening green Rio Grande …
Can the Olympics be covid-safe?
July 21st, 2021
The Tokyo Olympics are set to begin Friday, after dozens of people in the Olympic bubble have tested positive for the coronavirus. How soaring rent prices are becoming the new norm across the U.S. And, Anthony Bourdain …
The release of Abdul Latif Nasir
July 20th, 2021
The Biden administration has resumed repatriation of Guantánamo Bay detainees — a practice largely halted under former president Donald Trump. Plus, why some states are considering reinstating mask mandates.
The spyware secretly hacking smartphones
July 19th, 2021
The military-grade spyware that’s being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and business executives. Plus, a long overdue trip to space.
Military-grade spyware leased by the Israeli firm NSO …
Crying in H Mart with Michelle Zauner
July 16th, 2021
Michelle Zauner, author of “Crying in H Mart,” on grief, food and embracing her Korean heritage. Plus, what happens when a head of state gets a really bad case of the hiccups.
Michelle Zauner is the lead singer …
America’s collective amnesia in Haiti
July 15th, 2021
How the killing of Haiti’s former president has sparked a constitutional crisis — and how years of U.S. intervention in the Carribean country contributed to the chaos we’re seeing now.
The assasination of …
Texas Democrats’ exodus
July 14th, 2021
Why Texas Democrats are camping out in D.C. And how to stay safe in extreme heat.
This week, Texas Democrats left the state and flew to Washington, D.C., to prevent Texas Republicans from passing restrictive …
To boost or not to boost?
July 13th, 2021
The latest on coronavirus booster shots. What to expect from the Olympic Games with no spectators. And for better or worse: how to survive this summer’s wedding fatigue.
Concerns over booster shots are growing …
How to not get scammed
July 12th, 2021
How to keep yourself and your employer safe from ransomware attacks. And, what to do if you get a scam call.
Major ransomware attacks are …
Curating Black history
July 9th, 2021
As museums open up, we wanted to talk to the new director of the National African American Museum of History and Culture about what it means to …
July 8th, 2021
The future of Afghanistan as U.S. troops withdraw after a 20-year war. Plus, the future of autonomous weapons.
The slow process of withdrawing the U.S. military presence from Afghanistan reached a milestone: …
An assassination, and the future of Haiti
July 7th, 2021
The assasination of Haiti’s president. And, a controversy over drug policies and Olympic athletes.
Last night, Jovenel Moïse, the president …
What the delta variant means for you
July 6th, 2021
How the highly contagious delta variant is affecting the fight against the coronavirus. Plus, Nikole Hannah-Jones's fight for tenure and what it's …
Post-vax advice, with Carolyn Hax
July 2nd, 2021
With more and more Americans vaccinated and cities reopening again, we’re having some joyous reunions — and a lot of social anxiety. Post advice …
Another blow to the Voting Rights Act
July 1st, 2021
Where voting rights stand after a new court decision. An assessment of a shifting Supreme Court. And the latest legal challenges for Trump’s family …
Why was Bill Cosby released from prison?
June 30th, 2021
Why Bill Cosby was released from prison. And why some states are banning lessons on systemic racism.
On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme …
Surviving the heat dome
June 29th, 2021
What the heat wave in the Pacific Northwest has to do with climate change. A doctor trying to close the racial vaccine gap in Philadelphia. And tips to combat burnout. Read more:
A climate-change-fueled heat wave …
The ‘nightmare scenario’ response to the pandemic
June 28th, 2021
Two Post journalists, Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta, spent months reporting on the chaos inside the White House during the Trump administration’s pandemic response. Revelations include details about how sick …
The search for voices in the rubble
June 25th, 2021
Dozens are still unaccounted for after a sudden building collapse in the Miami area. And introducing The Washington Post’s new executive editor, …
June 24th, 2021
Britney Spears’s fight to end her conservatorship. An experimental brain surgery that could treat substance use disorders. And the forced closure of …
A test case for vaccine mandates
June 23rd, 2021
Houston Methodist was one of the nation’s first health systems to impose a coronavirus vaccine mandate. Now, 153 people have either resigned or been fired for refusing it. Plus, ethical questions in the Biden …
The legacy of a bombing
June 22nd, 2021
In Oklahoma City, the 1995 bombing offers lessons — and warnings — for today’s fight against extremism. Plus, what a Supreme Court ruling means for …
June 21st, 2021
President Biden is a lifelong Catholic, but because he supports abortion access, some U.S. bishops believe he shouldn't take Communion. A grim …
The joys and struggle of Juneteenth
June 18th, 2021
Historian Annette Gordon-Reed discusses the meaning and history behind Juneteenth, the holiday that has come to symbolize the end of slavery in the …
Inflation, inflation, inflation
June 17th, 2021
The Fed says inflation could climb higher than projected — but many of the price hikes could be short-lived. How to navigate the many new spending …
The Biden-Putin summit
June 16th, 2021
What Biden’s summit with Putin can tell us about the future of U.S.-Russia relations. And, what could happen to struggling tenants when the rent …
How to fix a labor shortage
June 15th, 2021
Some businesses ask whether higher wages could be the answer to the labor shortage. Members of Congress return to the Capitol, and all its security …
A reckoning for People of Praise
June 14th, 2021
An insular Christian group faces a reckoning over sexual misconduct. And, the extraordinary effort from educators to get kids back to school.
Introducing ‘Please, Go On’
June 11th, 2021
An introduction to The Post’s new opinion podcast: “Please, Go On,” with columnist James Hohmann and his first guest, Vice President Harris. And, …
June 10th, 2021
The serious government search for UFOs. What the death of Keystone XL could mean for Big Oil. And, what we know about how covid affects the brain.
‘Do not come.’
June 9th, 2021
Vice President Harris delivers a blunt warning against crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. How the tax returns of the richest Americans are spurring …
Reclaiming stolen bitcoin
June 8th, 2021
The Justice Department strikes back against hackers who carried out a lucrative ransomware attack last month. And what President Biden hopes to get out of his meeting with the Group of Seven.
In May, hackers …
Manchin on a mission
June 7th, 2021
Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) says he will not support his party’s voting rights bill. The coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impact on Latin America’s middle class. And, the White House partners with dating apps to …
Is baseball broken?
June 4th, 2021
Baseball is back, and almost normal — which means the sport is once again plagued with lots of problems that predate the pandemic. Today, we explore the fastball, the nonstop no hitters, and what’s wrong with baseball.
June 3rd, 2021
What it’ll take to replace Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Why we’ll probably all need a coronavirus booster shot. And what makes Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” resonate across generations.
An unlikely …
A brief history of Black rebellion
June 2nd, 2021
The fight over voting rights in the United States. How one historian is thinking about the George Floyd protests a year later. And, what the HIPAA federal privacy law says about vaccination records.
On Sunday …
June 1st, 2021
What we can learn from Fauci’s emails. Why tennis star Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open. And, the joyous sounds of Americans reuniting.
The Post recently obtained 866 pages of Anthony Fauci’s emails …
On cicada time
May 28th, 2021
Love them or loathe them, the cicadas of Brood X are here. One Washington Post editor recalls his first taste of the bug. A Smithsonian entomologist …
The mystery of covid’s origins
May 27th, 2021
Top health officials say they can’t rule out the possibility that the coronavirus leaked from a lab in China. For many Indian Americans, the covid …
May 26th, 2021
What it’s like to cover the Supreme Court, year after year. And, the not-so-secret life of audio producers.
Longtime Supreme Court reporter …
A dissident, a plane and the future of Belarus
May 25th, 2021
What a forced plane landing in Belarus could mean for state sovereignty and press freedom. And, how some Americans are dealing with accent bias.
The crypto yo-yo
May 24th, 2021
Cryptocurrency’s highs and lows. How the Black Lives Matter movement has shaped American views on the Middle East. And a guide for talking to vaccine-hesitant friends and family.
Over the past week, …
Inside the failures of the Secret Service
May 21st, 2021
Stern. Exacting. Infallible. The reputation of the U.S. Secret Service is all about perfection. But behind the scenes, the agency is far from …
The power (and limits) of a hate-crime law
May 20th, 2021
What new legislation can –– and can’t –– do to address anti-Asian hate crimes. And, the growing role of people of color in far-right organizations.
Finally, kids pay off
May 19th, 2021
A new tax benefit aims to cut U.S. child poverty in half — if it can reach the parents who need it most. And what happens when the world’s fourth richest person gets a divorce.
Democrats passed a new child tax …
Matt Gaetz and the limits of GOP loyalty
May 18th, 2021
What we know about the investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz. And a covid-stricken New Delhi family’s harrowing 12-day ordeal.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) was a darling of the Republican right. Now he’s embroiled in …
Devastation in Gaza
May 17th, 2021
No end in sight as the Israel-Hamas conflict enters a second week. And, how will the Biden White House respond to the intensifying crisis?
The crisis in the Middle East continues to escalate
. Over the past few …
The great unmasking?
May 14th, 2021
How to interpret the latest mask-wearing guidance from the CDC. And, what the wave of election laws across the U.S. means for voter access.
Running on empty
May 13th, 2021
The threats — real and imagined — driving a run on gas across the Southeast. And why Peloton decided to recall 125,000 treadmills.
Dude, where’s my Uber?
May 12th, 2021
Where have all the Uber and Lyft drivers gone? And, how the pandemic economy is fueling protests and violence in Colombia.
Uber and Lyft are …
Liz Cheney vs. the new GOP
May 11th, 2021
Liz Cheney’s losing battle with the Republican Party. And, the athletes living with covid for the long haul.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is …
Displacement in East Jerusalem
May 10th, 2021
Israeli-Palestinian violence is flaring as Israel marks the contentious Jerusalem Day holiday. What April’s job numbers mean for the future of work. …
When police watchdogs lack teeth
May 7th, 2021
How civilian oversight is undermined by politicians and police. And how economic inequality has worsened the pandemic in Venezuela.
May 6th, 2021
Facebook’s Oversight Board bars Donald Trump from rejoining the site –– at least for now. How far-right extremists are recruiting new members in chat rooms and on gaming platforms. And, a farewell to empty middle seats …
What it takes to police the police
May 5th, 2021
The Justice Department is investigating police departments in Minneapolis and Louisville for misconduct. If they are in violation, what can the feds …
For India, no end to pandemic in sight
May 4th, 2021
India continues to set world records as it faces the worst surge in cases since the start of the pandemic. And, how two decades of war have reshaped …
The legacy of the 1963 Children’s Crusade
May 3rd, 2021
The key role children played in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and why it matters today.
Janice Wesley Kelsey was 16 when she …
Revisiting 'The Life of George Floyd'
April 30th, 2021
Today, we’re re-airing this special episode of “Post Reports,” where we tell the story of George Floyd’s life, his upbringing and how racism hobbled his ambition. Plus, an update from Floyd’s family members after the …
The do’s and don’ts of going maskless
April 29th, 2021
What the CDC’s updated mask guidance means for you. And, what to expect at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The CDC says fully vaccinated …
Biden’s first 100 days
April 28th, 2021
What President Biden did — and didn't do — in his first hundred days in office. And, the United States takes cautious steps toward rejoining the Iran nuclear deal.
As President Biden nears 100 days in office, …
What the census means for your democracy
April 27th, 2021
What the initial results of the 2020 Census might mean for the political future of the country. And, how “canceled” went from a Black-culture …
The surge in India
April 26th, 2021
How India is driving the surge in global coronavirus cases. Plus, how countries are reacting to the United States’ abundance of vaccine.
A devastating second wave of coronavirus is sweeping India. The country …
Fighting environmental racism
April 23rd, 2021
How a protest in a North Carolina farming town sparked a national movement for environmental justice.
"I can't breathe" were George Floyd's …
Amazon and the new trust busters
April 22nd, 2021
The Biden nominee who wants to shake up Amazon. And a volcanic eruption meets a pandemic.
Lina Khan’s nomination hearing signals a new era …
Processing a guilty verdict
April 21st, 2021
Some Black Americans are reluctant to believe that Chauvin’s conviction will impact social justice on a larger scale. Biden’s backtrack on refugee …
Derek Chauvin, convicted murderer
April 20th, 2021
Derek Chauvin is convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd. And the promise to defund the police in Minneapolis, and what happened instead.
When gun laws fail to stop a mass shooting
April 19th, 2021
How Indiana gun laws failed to prevent a mass shooting last week. And conflicting views on Brexit spur violence in Northern Ireland.
Derek Chauvin's defense
April 16th, 2021
Protests continue in the Minneapolis area after the police killing of Daunte Wright. And the defense rests in the Derek Chauvin murder trial.
Getting Putin’s attention
April 15th, 2021
The United States imposes sweeping new sanctions against Russia. And, how former Trump allies are faring in the private job market.
On Thursday, the Biden administration imposed the first significant sanctions …
Weighing the risks of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
April 13th, 2021
Correction: In a previous version of this episode, we misstated a Brooklyn Center Police Department policy about guns and tasers. According to the …
Tracking down the Capitol rioters
April 12th, 2021
How surveillance networks are helping federal authorities track down the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters. And, the legacy of Prince Philip.
Putting police on trial
April 9th, 2021
This week in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, officers and medical experts testified on the cause of George Floyd’s death. And why it’s so hard to …
Amazon vs. unions
April 8th, 2021
What’s at stake in the biggest union battle this country has seen in decades. The future of community colleges. And, facing the prospect of “vaccine …
Georgia’s tug-of-war on voting
April 7th, 2021
Understanding Georgia’s controversial new voting law. And, how to tell if it’s allergies … or covid.
Georgia just passed a new voting law. …
Could the economy get … too good?
April 6th, 2021
Why some prominent economists and Republican lawmakers are worried the economy might recover too quickly. And, what it’s like to be a teenager while …
A fourth covid surge?
April 5th, 2021
Experts warn that the United States may be entering a fourth surge of coronavirus cases. And, the things we take when we leave home.
Some scientists are warning that the United States is entering a “fourth …
Can a PSA end a pandemic?
April 2nd, 2021
As more vaccines become available in the U.S., the problem stops being supply and starts being how you get everyone to take one. Ariel Plotnick reports on the public health effort to bring the vaccine-hesitant around to …
The witnesses to George Floyd's death
April 1st, 2021
Emotional testimony in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd. And, Biden’s massive …
Scamming pandemic relief
March 30th, 2021
How scammers raked in millions of dollars in pandemic relief fraud schemes. Advice for vaccinated parents about what to do with their unvaccinated …
Where is Mazen al-Hamada?
March 29th, 2021
After telling the world about the brutality he experienced in a Damascus prison, Mazen al-Hamada mysteriously returned to Syria, into the arms of his tormentors. His story goes to the heart of the Syria tragedy — a …
Biden’s first news conference
March 25th, 2021
Biden gives his first news conference as president. The NCAA’s problem with women’s basketball. And how a movie studio gave new life to a box office flop.
On Thursday, President Biden fielded questions from the …
Biden’s uphill climb on gun control
March 24th, 2021
President Biden is pushing for new gun-control measures after the mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder. Plus, what relaxed rules for art sales mean …
Gun violence in a pandemic
March 23rd, 2021
Though mass shootings have happened less often during the pandemic, gun deaths remain high in the U.S. And, an independent panel says the AstraZeneca …
Another vaccine on the horizon?
March 22nd, 2021
What we know about the AstraZeneca vaccine. And, the fractured relationship between Google and historically Black colleges and universities.
The case against the filibuster
March 19th, 2021
The fate of the Senate filibuster will decide the future of the Biden presidency. Today, we dive deep into the filibuster’s origins and myths — and we talk to people who say that killing this arcane procedural roadblock …
A specific kind of racism
March 18th, 2021
A look at the unique vulnerability of spa workers in the wake of the deadly shootings in Atlanta. And how to handle your Zoom fatigue.
Will Cuomo step down?
March 16th, 2021
Calls for Andrew Cuomo to step down grow as the New York governor faces allegations of sexual harassment from multiple women. The billionaires whose …
Biden’s border crisis
March 15th, 2021
The influx of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border. And, medical professionals taking on covid-19 — and misinformation.
President Biden plans to send FEMA to help with the humanitarian crisis at the …
A pandemic year
March 12th, 2021
Reflecting on the anniversary of the pandemic, from the eyes of a nurse on New York’s front lines.
Jessica Montanaro thrives in a high-stakes, high-pressure world. As a nurse at an intensive care unit in New …
The pandemic’s lost students
March 11th, 2021
The search for the students who have gone missing during the pandemic. And, listeners share what has brought them joy this year.
A jury of Derek Chauvin’s peers
March 10th, 2021
Jury selection for the trial of Derek Chauvin begins. And, tips for hunting vaccine appointments online.
Proceedings have begun for the …
Vaccinated? Here’s what’s safe.
March 9th, 2021
The CDC guidelines on what fully vaccinated people can — and can’t — do. What we can learn from Israel’s mass vaccination program. And, the risk of …
What’s in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill
March 8th, 2021
What’s in the coronavirus relief bill — and what’s not. The story of a Syrian spy. And the royal fallout from that Oprah interview.
A turning point for voting rights
March 5th, 2021
The future of voting rights — in state legislatures across the country and before the Supreme Court.
In recent weeks, Republican state …
The legacy of a conspiracy theory
March 4th, 2021
How the conspiracy theories that fueled “Pizzagate” were a harbinger of QAnon. Texas in the aftermath of the devastating winter storms. And, a remembrance of Vernon Jordan.
The “Pizzagate” gunman has been …
Don’t mask with Texas
March 3rd, 2021
Texas lifts its coronavirus measures requiring masks and allows businesses to reopen. President Biden’s first failed Cabinet nomination. And the …
Gen Z leads LGBT shift
March 2nd, 2021
Generation Z is breaking with binary notions of gender and sexuality. And, how the first season of “The Bachelor” to feature a Black man has only highlighted the show’s racism problem.
Recent surveys show …
Biden’s Middle East woes
March 1st, 2021
The U.S. intelligence report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi is finally released. And, how Donald Trump took a wrecking ball to U.S. relations in the Mideast, and whether President Biden will be able to recalibrate …
The violence rattling Asian Americans
February 26th, 2021
Asian American communities are bracing themselves against an increase of violent assaults, leaving the marginalized group feeling under attack and …
A balancing act in Honduras
February 25th, 2021
As President Biden seeks to reset immigration policy, uncertainty surrounds the U.S. relationship with Honduras and its president, Juan Orlando …
Will a minimum-wage hike save the economy?
February 24th, 2021
Behind the fight over raising the minimum wage — and why the Senate parliamentarian is at the center of it. Plus, boomers embrace online shopping.
An apolitical Justice Department?
February 23rd, 2021
Merrick Garland’s plans for the Department of Justice. And, another push to provide pandemic loans to small businesses.
President Biden has …
Pregnancy, coronavirus vaccines and a difficult choice
February 22nd, 2021
Pregnant people and their babies face severe risks if they get infected with the coronavirus. Newly available vaccines could be a source of hope. But …
Why so many Texans still don't have water
February 19th, 2021
Most Texans are finally getting their power back, but millions of people are still without water as the crisis escalates in the storm-ravaged state. And why coronavirus cases are finally dropping in the United States.
The rise and fall of Philly’s mass vaccination clinic
February 18th, 2021
Philadelphia’s first mass vaccination site looked like a model of 21st-century efficiency — until the city abruptly shut it down after losing trust in the group that ran it. Plus, how the pandemic has led some men to …
The lone grid state
February 17th, 2021
Understanding the freezing weather sweeping across the United States — and why Texas’s independent power grid was doomed to fail in its wake. Plus, NASA tries to land a car on Mars.
At least 14 people are …
How many extremists are in the military?
February 16th, 2021
Why it won’t be easy to root out far-right extremism in the military. Why Indian farmers are protesting. And who pours the kibble for the first dogs?
In the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection, the Pentagon is …
‘Presidential’: Andrew Johnson
February 15th, 2021
In honor of Presidents’ Day, the story of a president who was impeached during a time of great division: Andrew Johnson. This story is from The Post’s podcast “Presidential” with Lillian Cunningham.
The Post’s …
Liz Cheney’s ‘vote of conscience’
February 12th, 2021
There’s one big question hanging over the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump: How many Republicans will be willing to break with the former president and vote to convict? Today, a story about the potential cost of …
A split screen of two presidents
February 11th, 2021
As the impeachment trial continues, the former and the current president are pursuing very different strategies: One is watching the trial closely, while the other is doing everything he can to demonstrate that he is …
The mob that Trump built?
February 10th, 2021
House managers make the case that Donald Trump spent months laying the groundwork for January’s riot at the Capitol. Plus, how the states that are …
‘The framers’ worst nightmare come to life’
February 9th, 2021
The impeachment trial begins with an argument about whether it is constitutional in the first place. And, how the Keystone XL pipeline became a …
Trump’s rhetoric on trial
February 8th, 2021
On the cusp of another impeachment trial, court documents point to how former president Donald Trump’s rhetoric allegedly fueled the rioters who …
Democrats prepare to go it alone on covid relief
February 5th, 2021
What you need to know about the economic relief package, and how Democrats are pushing it through Congress without any Republican support. And …
Putin’s latest gamble
February 4th, 2021
The Kremlin cracks down on opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s supporters all over Russia. And, how Pfizer is making the most of its available vaccine doses.
President Vladimir Putin has continued efforts to …
The GOP’s Marjorie Taylor Greene problem
February 3rd, 2021
How Republicans helped prop up the controversial congresswoman from Georgia. Why nursing home workers keep turning down vaccines. And, a tale of two ski resorts.
Marjorie Taylor Greene didn’t get to Congress …
What happens after Myanmar’s coup?
February 2nd, 2021
Monday’s military coup in Myanmar was a long time coming. But what happens next? And, Canada vaccinates its homeless population.
The ex-president’s defense
February 1st, 2021
Former president Donald Trump plans his impeachment defense. Why a new vaccine could be a game-changer. And, the owl pellet economy.
The Man in the Middle
January 29th, 2021
How a moderate West Virginia Democrat could decide what Biden can do on climate change. Plus, the story of a snowstorm, six expiring vaccines and a …
Gaming Wall Street
January 28th, 2021
How ordinary investors, spurred on by a Reddit message board, took on the big Wall Street funds and sent GameStop share prices soaring. Plus, how President Biden is using the pandemic to try to expand access to health …
All the (former) president’s men
January 27th, 2021
Why President Biden may not be able to fire some federal employees appointed during the Trump administration. The first Latino senator from California. And, what the new federal mask mandate means for you.
The battle over reopening schools
January 26th, 2021
The growing tensions between school systems and teachers unions. Plus, Biden's Cabinet may be “the most diverse in history,” but his pick for …
Whose Senate is it anyway?
January 25th, 2021
A standoff in the Senate. How essential workers are faring almost a year into the coronavirus pandemic. And, why vaccine rollout has been so slow in …
400,000 people are dead. Can Biden change course?
January 22nd, 2021
How President Biden plans to combat the pandemic in his first 100 days. Where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went wrong with testing, …
January 21st, 2021
A wake-up call for federal law enforcement on domestic terrorism. How journalists who cover the White House are recalibrating post-Trump. And dogs return to the White House.
National security reporter Shane …
The 46th president
January 20th, 2021
An inauguration like no other. And how the White House residence staff say goodbye to one first family and hello to another.
Joe Biden has …
Biden’s first days
January 19th, 2021
Why the nation’s capital feels like a ghost town. What President-elect Joe Biden wants to get done on his first day in office. And why the Secret Service has been paying $3,000 a month for a bathroom.
Tulsa, 100 years later
January 18th, 2021
The plight of black entrepreneurs in Tulsa, nearly a century after one of the nation’s worst acts of racial violence.
In 1921, a White mob …
Four hours of insurrection
January 15th, 2021
Today, we reconstruct the riot inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 — hearing from the lawmakers, journalists and law enforcement officials who were …
A brief history of tear gas in America
January 14th, 2021
Tear gas is a chemical weapon banned in war. So why do police departments still use it on civilians in the United States? Producer Linah Mohammad and …
January 13th, 2021
President Trump is impeached by the House — again. And, inside a California hospital overwhelmed by the pandemic. Read more:
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for the second …
Who’s in charge of the GOP?
January 12th, 2021
A widening rift in the Republican Party. What FBI officials knew about the siege of the Capitol, and when they knew it. And, why the February Vogue …
The insurrection planned in plain sight
January 11th, 2021
How tech companies are responding to the far-right extremism on their platforms. Why we should have seen the siege on the Capitol coming. And, a …
Trump’s ‘American Carnage’
January 8th, 2021
Trump’s promise for a smooth transition of power might be too late, amid growing calls to remove him from office. After the attack on the Capitol, …
What happens after an insurrection?
January 7th, 2021
The public fracturing of the Republican Party. Security failures at the Capitol. And, questions about why predominantly White rioters got kid-glove …
Two Americas collide
January 6th, 2021
The U.S. Capitol has been breached by a pro-Trump mob during the process of confirming Joe Biden’s vistory in the presidential election. Meanwhile, …
Can America’s vaccine rollout be fixed?
January 5th, 2021
Why the vaccine rollout has been slower than expected in the United States. And, the political theater of counting electoral college votes.
‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’
January 4th, 2021
What President Trump’s pressure campaign to overturn his election defeat sounds like. And, a nursing home’s creative solution to physical isolation.
Georgia on our minds
December 30th, 2020
As the dust settled after the November election, it became clear that the balance of power in Washington would all hinge on two Senate runoffs in …
Love, actually … isn’t all around
December 29th, 2020
A story of love and family — and deadlines.
For Post Reports producer Linah Mohammad, moving back in with her parents to weather the pandemic in Texas seemed like a harmless idea.
But then Mohammad, who is …
Underwater during a pandemic
December 28th, 2020
In April, a massive dam failure in Midland, Mich., left an entire community underwater amid the pandemic. Jacob May saw the flood ravage his hometown and recorded an audio diary. This is Jacob’s story, and an update on …
‘Presidential’: The story of Joe Biden
December 23rd, 2020
We really thought we knew everything there is to know about Joe Biden. … But then we heard this episode of “Presidential” with Lillian Cunningham and the New Yorker’s Evan Osnos, and we learned so much that we wanted to …
London on lockdown
December 22nd, 2020
A new mutation of the coronavirus is spreading in the U.K. — and causing chaos at certain ports of entry as Britain prepares to leave the European Union. Plus, the historic nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland to be interior …
Is $900 billion too little too late?
December 21st, 2020
What’s in the new stimulus package? The people stealing to survive during a pandemic. And a dispatch from America’s oldest Chinatown.
The sensibility of Janet Yellen
December 18th, 2020
How president-elect Joe Biden has tapped Janet Yellen to be the first female treasury secretary. And the mall Santas making it work.
Economist Janet L. Yellen has had many jobs, even in the White House. Now, …
From Russia, with malware
December 17th, 2020
What Russia hacked this time. Why America’s biggest companies are laying people off during a pandemic – while boasting record profits. And new coronavirus tests you can take at home.
The U.S. government spent …
Get rich or vote trying
December 16th, 2020
How members of Congress vote to enrich themselves. Why Biden is pursuing an unconventional pick for defense secretary. And what happened when The Post’s food critic got covid-19.
Sens. Kelly Loeffler and …
The vaccine is here. She got it first.
December 15th, 2020
Meet Sandra Lindsay, the first person to get a coronavirus vaccine in the United States. And a closer look at President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for secretary of state, Antony Blinken.
The vaccine is now being …
Immigration under Trump
December 14th, 2020
Looking back at four years of Trump’s immigration policies. Plus, setting egg-spectations for Britain’s pubs under covid.
In 2015, Donald …
Policing mental health crises
December 11th, 2020
What can go wrong when police are the ones responding to mental health crises. And grieving virtually during the pandemic.
The final moments …
A supply chain that could end the pandemic
December 10th, 2020
When the first coronavirus vaccine is approved for emergency use, officials across the country will embark on a finely orchestrated, high-stakes process to distribute and administer doses. Meet the people inside the …
Bridging the vaccine’s trust gap
December 9th, 2020
Can companies require employees to be vaccinated? What community leaders and health officials are doing to sell Black Americans on the coronavirus vaccine. And a second life for Halloween skeletons.
Can your …
Biden’s unorthodox health team
December 8th, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden’s names his administration’s top health officials. The toll the pandemic has taken on nursing home employees. And an …
December 7th, 2020
Why the Justice Department is pushing executions before the inauguration. The secret centrist revolt that could mean a second stimulus. And, how a …
America’s deadliest serial killer
December 4th, 2020
Reporter Hannah Knowles reveals a portrait of a fragmented and indifferent criminal justice system that for decades allowed the country’s deadliest serial killer to target those on the margins of society.
The battle between fear and boredom in El Paso
December 3rd, 2020
Pandemic fatigue permeates even the cities hit hardest by the virus: In El Paso the death toll is staggering, but the community is struggling to come …
How to raise $170 million after an election
December 2nd, 2020
How President Trump might use the $170 million he’s raised to challenge election results. Infighting muddies the future of the Democratic Party. And, …
Why was Iran’s top nuclear scientist killed?
December 1st, 2020
The debate is not whether Israel killed Iran’s top nuclear scientist, but why. How the “Q” conspiracy theory went from an American curiosity to a transnational mess. And, the people who have covid-19 symptoms for the …
Biden’s play-it-safe, history-making Cabinet
November 30th, 2020
What Joe Biden’s nominees and appointments can tell us about the incoming president’s administration. And, the former head of the CDC on what it will take to get coronavirus vaccines to the masses.
The emotional toll of distance learning
November 25th, 2020
Education reporter Laura Meckler explores the impact of distance learning on young kids’ emotional health and behavior — and what families and …
Working moms are not okay
November 24th, 2020
Juggling careers and kids was already a struggle for millions of women in America. Then the pandemic hit. Ellen McCarthy reports on why working moms …
The invisible public health crisis
November 23rd, 2020
Health reporter William Wan examines one of the unseen effects of the pandemic on people’s lives — the emotional and psychological toll of all that’s …
The campaign to flip the election
November 20th, 2020
Will anyone stop the president’s attempts to overturn the election? Revisiting the iconic album documenting John Lennon’s last years. And, where …
Inauguration is 62 days away. What could go wrong?
November 19th, 2020
The votes have been (mostly) counted, and though Joe Biden is clearly the president-elect, there are still more steps and potential obstacles for that to become official. Plus, why more men are dying of covid-19. Read …
How we voted, and why
November 18th, 2020
A look at how key groups voted in this election: from Latinos in Texas and the women who went for President Trump to the Black voters who pushed President-elect Joe Biden across the finish line.
Democrats lost …
A red wave of Republicans — and covid cases
November 17th, 2020
How Republicans are using election wins to justify their approach to the pandemic. The CDC’s latest on why you should wear a mask. And, the …
The lame-duck economy
November 16th, 2020
With protections expiring and no stimulus deal in sight, Americans could be heading for even more economic pain. The national security costs of …
The worst covid surge is just beginning
November 13th, 2020
The Midwest emerges as the latest hot spot for coronavirus, as daily cases across the U.S. breaks records. And the Democrats’ last hope to take …
What’s wrong with polling?
November 12th, 2020
Campaign strategists and the public were led to believe that Democrats were headed for a wave. Election results have told a different story, just as …
Is this a coup?
November 11th, 2020
The quiet pessimism lurking inside the White House. How Joe Biden plans to tackle an “existential threat to humanity” – climate change. And how to reclaim your sense of time during this … time. Read more:
White House …
These tweets may be harmful to your democracy
November 10th, 2020
Breaking down conspiracy theories over election fraud. The Republicans who won, even when Trump didn’t. And, a new leader in the box office.
New president, same pandemic
November 9th, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden prepares a transition to the White House — and readies a team to combat a surging pandemic. And for future leaders, the hope and promise of Kamala Harris.
Joe Biden is projected to be …
How does a man who hates losing prepare to lose?
November 6th, 2020
As key states flip for Joe Biden, the former vice president renews calls for patience. Meanwhile inside the White House, President Trump is by turns angry and despondent. But no matter what happens next, it’s clear: …
The divided states of America
November 5th, 2020
Why the Trump campaign is mounting legal challenges in swing states. What the election reveals about the urban-rural divide. And why Wall Street …
The race to 270
November 4th, 2020
Battleground states continue counting ballots in races that are too close to call. And how Democrats failed to capture Latino voters in Florida.
The presidential election is still too close to call. Aaron Blake …
It’s not over yet
November 4th, 2020
As the nation waits to find out the results of the election, we hear what it's like to report the news in this moment of uncertainty — with …
The citizen’s guide to election night
November 3rd, 2020
From Kenosha, Wis., to Greenville, N.C., voters are anxiously heading to the polls on the last day of the 2020 general election. How voters have …
The year of the voter
November 2nd, 2020
How a chaotic year resulted in sky-high voter turnout. And, how Democrats are trying to win back rural votes in the Midwest.
Read more:The year of …
Keeping up with the Boneses
October 31st, 2020
Maura Judkis explains 2020’s peculiar Halloween phenomenon: the mad dash for Home Depot’s decorative 12-foot-tall plastic skeletons. Subscribe to The …
Will our democracy survive this election?
October 30th, 2020
The decline of democracy in the United States. Lessons from 150 books about President Trump and his time in office. And, the rise of Sarah Cooper.
Q-tips, generators and a prayer: How to run an election
October 29th, 2020
What it’s like to run an election in a pandemic. Also, the French president’s crusade to reform Islam.
Chris Anderson is a Florida election official. In the weeks leading up to Nov. 3, he has been trying to …
Can we trust polling in battleground states?
October 28th, 2020
A snapshot of what’s happening in key battleground states. What we can and can’t learn from polling. And a complicated end to the World Series.
Will your vote count?
October 27th, 2020
What we can learn from a Supreme Court decision on mail-in ballots in Wisconsin. The states where most voters still can’t vote by mail. And why it’s easier to vote from space than from your own home.
On Monday …
The court that Mitch McConnell built
October 26th, 2020
Mitch McConnell’s Supreme Court victory. The future of the Affordable Care Act. And a shift in the White House’s thinking on how to tackle the …
The winners and losers of early voting
October 23rd, 2020
What record-breaking early-voter turnout means for Democrats and Republicans. How one election official is handling the “tsunami” of ballots in her Texas county. Plus, the latest on foreign election interference.
October 22nd, 2020
How the government has lost track of hundreds of separated migrant families. Why rural communities still lack reliable access to high-speed Internet. And, forming a ‘pandemic pod’ for the winter.
More than two …
The latest on the race for a vaccine
October 21st, 2020
The latest on vaccine trials, and who would get a vaccine first. Why personal protective equipment such as the N95 mask is still so scarce. And …
Can Senate Republicans survive Trump?
October 20th, 2020
The Senate seats in danger of flipping parties this election. Facebook and Twitters attempt to tackle disinformation ahead of the election. And a Black man speaks out after his image was used for fake pro-Trump Twitter …
Election 2020: Lawyers vs. more lawyers
October 19th, 2020
There are just over two weeks until Nov. 3. Election-related lawsuits are flooding the courts, but the army of lawyers filing cases shows little sign of stopping. And a conversation with a pro-Trump Muslim voter.
The Life of George Floyd
October 16th, 2020
“He's everywhere — but he's not here. He's on somebody's wall. He's on somebody's billboard. … He's in a newspaper, but he's not here. He's here in …
Tracking a secret outbreak in Iowa
October 15th, 2020
How genetic science can help expose, track and contain coronavirus outbreaks. And your voting questions answered.
In a pandemic rife with …
Everyone wants a stimulus deal. So why isn’t there one?
October 14th, 2020
Why we still don’t have a second pandemic relief bill. What the funding holdup means for schools. And how rushing this year’s census could shape our …
How covid-19 amplified the anti-vaccine movement
October 13th, 2020
How Amy Coney Barrett would view her role on the court. How anti-vaxxers are using covid-19 to further their agenda. And when mail ballots get …
Introducing Amy Coney Barrett
October 12th, 2020
Opening statements in the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. How Barrett was involved in litigating the 2000 …
Trump’s loyal base
October 9th, 2020
The White men without college degrees who love the president more than ever. How evangelical Latinos could swing the vote for Trump in Florida. And, …
The problem with grand juries
October 8th, 2020
What grand jury recordings can tell us about why there was no indictment in Breonna Taylor's death. How the pandemic is scrambling college students’ …
With Trump sick, Biden puts the virus front and center
October 7th, 2020
How Biden’s presidential campaign is pivoting. The most uneven recession. And, why service industry workers are seeing less in tips.
When serving the president means risking covid-19
October 6th, 2020
How the White House residence staff is responding to the hot spot in their workplace. The owner of a Kansas diner weighs whether to reopen or keep feeding people in need. And the NBA’s push to get out the vote.
Outbreak in the West Wing
October 5th, 2020
The White House sends mixed messages about Trump’s condition as at least a dozen people in Trump’s inner circle have tested positive for the coronavirus. The quiet resistance of U.S. Postal workers. And the importance …
"A secret that she couldn't tell"
October 3rd, 2020
The second chapter of “Canary: The Washington Post Investigates,” a new seven-part podcast that follows the intertwining stories of two women who …
The ultimate coronavirus test for the president
October 2nd, 2020
President Trump and the first lady tested positive for the coronavirus. What does that mean for the White House, the presidential race and the future …
Introducing "Canary: The Washington Post Investigates"
October 1st, 2020
After a sexual assault case in the District of Columbia, one woman’s public warning ricochets all the way to Birmingham, Ala., where another woman …
Nine months and 1 million lives lost
September 30th, 2020
From the first wave in February in China through New York City and on to India’s current surge, the coronavirus has unleashed a worldwide suffering with no evident exit. As we pass a grim milestone, we try to get a …
Is Trump actually rich?
September 28th, 2020
What we’ve learned from Trump’s tax returns. Who is Judge Amy Coney Barrett? And, what it’s like to moderate a presidential debate — and why it might be a good thing to lose the audience.
President Trump paid …
Trapped inside the Star Motel
September 25th, 2020
Even before the pandemic, Orlando was plagued by a lack of affordable housing. Then Florida’s tourism economy crashed, leaving hundreds of people trapped in rundown motels on the edge of society.
Greg Jaffe …
How policing failed Breonna Taylor
September 24th, 2020
Why police are rarely charged for shooting people — and whether police tactics will change. The movement to abolish Greek life on campuses. And, the …
Why Mitch McConnell is unstoppable
September 23rd, 2020
Republicans leave Senate Democrats with few options to stall a Trump SCOTUS pick. The country’s first U.S. criminal jury trial — on Zoom. And your voting questions, answered.
As the late Justice Ruth Bader …
Fall’s here. So is a rise in coronavirus cases.
September 22nd, 2020
Temperatures are dropping, and that could mean a spike in coronavirus cases. How a Supreme Court vacancy — or replacement — could have an impact on …
America after RBG
September 21st, 2020
The political battle brewing over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, and the future of the Supreme Court. And, remembering the life and legacy of …
“I hired you because you’re Black.”
September 18th, 2020
On today’s Post Reports, Michelle Singletary has an honest conversation about affirmative action. And, we take your questions about voting this year, starting with a listener in California.
The White women turning away from Trump
September 17th, 2020
On today’s “Post Reports,” Jenna Johnson reports on the White, suburban women who regret putting Donald Trump in office. Matt Zapotosky explains why Attorney General William Barr lambasting the Justice Department …
How federal regulators failed meat plant workers
September 16th, 2020
On today’s Post Reports, more than 200 meatpacking workers have died of covid-19. Critics say that federal regulators have endangered employees by …
The 1963 Birmingham bombing’s ‘Fifth Girl’
September 15th, 2020
Sarah Collins Rudolph survived the Birmingham bombing 57 years ago today. Now, she wants restitution. And, an update on the criminal case in the …
After Oregon fires, no house to come home to
September 14th, 2020
Oregon residents struggle to find shelter away from wildfires and dense smoke. Why a Black autistic man is serving 10 years in prison for a car crash. And U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka sends a strong message with her …
Nineteen children and counting
September 11th, 2020
How one sperm donor found out he has 19 children -- and learned the promises and perils of online genetic testing. And, how dogs can sniff out diseases, including the coronavirus.
When Bryce Cleary donated his …
The American West is burning
September 10th, 2020
On today’s Post Reports, record-breaking wildfires are already spreading up the West Coast – and the fire season has only just begun. How a Homeland …
E. Jean Carroll v. the United States?
September 9th, 2020
The Justice Department seeks to intervene to the benefit of President Trump in a defamation case brought by journalist E. Jean Carroll, who accused …
The postmaster general’s alleged straw-donor scheme
September 8th, 2020
The postmaster general faces new allegations of campaign finance violations. Why the pandemic is making it so hard for people to sleep. And your …
Is it okay to laugh at Florida Man?
September 7th, 2020
The beginnings of the Florida Man meme, and what it’s like to go viral on the worst day of your life.
Is It okay to laugh at Florida Man? Writer Logan Hill investigates what happens after someone goes viral as …
The U.S. is deporting Nicaraguan asylum seekers
September 4th, 2020
The story of a Nicaraguan dissident who — in fear for his life and his family’s — sought asylum at the border. U.S. officials sent him back instead.
Why your groceries just got more expensive
September 3rd, 2020
On today’s Post Reports, how presidential candidates are shifting their focus to the Midwest. How the pandemic is making us pay more for less at the grocery store. And how grocery store workers morale is at an all-time …
The children left behind in online learning
September 2nd, 2020
On today’s Post Reports, how distance learning widens the digital divide and leaves disconnected students behind. The unique challenges of special education during the pandemic. And, the toxic side of positivity.
The TikTok ban, explained
September 1st, 2020
Tech reporter Rachel Lerman
on why President Trump wants to ban TikTok, and what a ban could mean for users and employees in the United States. Emily …
What happens when federal workers get political
August 31st, 2020
reports on the Hatch Act and the uneven way the anti-corruption law has been enforced for the past three years. Matt Zapotosky
breaks down what we know about Stephen K. Bannon’s arrest. And remembering actor …
Two conventions, two American realities
August 28th, 2020
Political correspondent Dan Balz
looks back at two very different conventions that painted two different portraits of America. Plus, NBA reporter Ben …
A story on repeat in America
August 27th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Kim Bellware
is following protests in Kenosha, Wis., where a Black man was shot multiple times by police. Columnist Eugene …
The quiet ambition of Mike Pence
August 26th, 2020
Tonight at the Republican National Convention, Mike Pence will accept the nomination for another term as vice president. White House bureau chief Philip Rucker
explains how Pence has secured his longevity in the …
The invisible hand of Melania Trump
August 25th, 2020
On the eve of Melania Trump’s big speech headlining the second night of the Republican National Convention, politics reporter Mary Jordan
In the words of Trump’s sister: ‘You can’t trust him’
August 24th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Michael Kranish
explores the inner workings of the Trump family. Kevin Sieff
looks at how work deemed essential led to one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the United States. Plus, Robin …
Remote learning during a pandemic is hard
August 21st, 2020
Today on Post Reports, a story from the Post’s podcast All Told
: As schools across the country wrestle with the question of how to best return to …
What happened at UNC-Chapel Hill?
August 20th, 2020
talks about how the outbreak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill foreshadows how other higher education institutions are …
How Howard University shaped Kamala Harris
August 19th, 2020
Rosalind S. Helderman
on the new Senate report that alleges close ties between Trump’s 2016 campaign team and Russia. Fashion critic Robin Givhan
shares Sen. Kamala D. Harris’s journey to a historically Black …
Women’s suffrage and the Black women left out
August 18th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Katie Mettler
on the little known story about how the 19th Amendment was ratified. And historian Martha S. Jones
on how Black women had to keep fighting for the right to vote after the 19th …
Trump vs. the Postal Service
August 17th, 2020
traces President Trump’s obsession with the U.S. Postal Service. Freelance journalist Kayla Ruble talks about why young Black voters …
Ten bucks left, no place to go
August 14th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, social issues reporter Kyle Swenson
explains how America’s unemployment system is stretched to the brink by the pandemic. And reporter Sydney Page on one artist’s random acts of kindness, and what …
What’s up with the Postal Service?
August 13th, 2020
On Today’s Post Reports, Jacob Bogage
explains how delays and a partisan battle over funding the U.S. Postal Service may affect the election. Jose A. …
Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and the future for Democrats
August 12th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, national political reporter Annie Linskey
breaks down the reasons behind Joe Biden’s historic choice of Sen. Kamala D. Harris …
More mail-in ballots, more problems?
August 11th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Elise Viebeck
on the anxieties around voting by mail ahead of November. Phil Rucker
explains how the White House failed to contain the coronavirus as the summer cases crept up. And Shibani Mahtani
America’s eviction crisis
August 10th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Renae Merle
reports on why the expiration of rent relief will trigger a wave of evictions in at-risk communities. Dino Grandoni
A new gentrification crisis
August 7th, 2020
Today on Post Reports: Tracy Jan on how the pandemic is exacerbating the effects of gentrification in cities like Los Angeles. From Linah Mohammad …
How negligence killed scores in Beirut
August 6th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Sarah Dadouch brings us on the ground in Beirut, and Liz Sly reports on how the massive explosion there has thrown the city …
The organ transplant aftershock
August 5th, 2020
Early on in the pandemic, we solicited queries from Post Reports listeners about covid-19. We received all kinds of responses — about masks, social …
America’s vanishing economy
August 4th, 2020
Heather Long on the economy’s decline, Madhulika Sikka talks to “Indian Matchmaking” creator Smirti Mundhra. Plus, the “Can He Do That?” podcast …
How the pandemic left America behind
August 3rd, 2020
As countries around the world are emerging from lockdowns and cautiously returning to life as normal, it’s beginning to feel like most of the world is showing up to a post-pandemic celebration party where Americans are …
Capital B for Black
July 31st, 2020
In a newsroom, it’s rare that a question of whether to capitalize a word sparks intense discussion and debate. But in June, an issue of textual style …
Can police learn to de-escalate?
July 30th, 2020
Police officers around the country are fielding an increasing number of mental-health calls. Hannah Dreier documents what it’s been like for one …
The attorney general’s defense
July 29th, 2020
Amber Phillips recaps Attorney General William P. Barr’s combative testimony on Capitol Hill. Peter Whoriskey uncovers how Johnson & Johnson …
No really, how long before a coronavirus vaccine?
July 28th, 2020
Trying to find 30,000 test subjects for a coronavirus vaccine, from Carolyn Y. Johnson. How white moms on the front line of Portland, Ore., protests …
Public vs. private: The pandemic education gap
July 27th, 2020
Perry Stein on the private-school choice parents are making as public classrooms remain closed. Geoff Fowler guides us through the privacy risks on …
Policing while black
July 24th, 2020
As a black police officer in Plainfield, N.J., Martesse Gilliam thought he could change policing from the inside — until he ended up on the outside. …
A show of force in American cities
July 23rd, 2020
Matt Zapotosky dissects the deployment of federal agents to American cities. Max Bearak reports on the surprising effects of the coronavirus on Kenya’s wildlife preservation. And Dave Sheinin on the changes to baseball …
A looming deadline for tens of millions of Americans
July 22nd, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Jeff Stein
tracks the GOP infighting complicating the trillion-dollar stimulus deal. As President Trump nears the end of his …
The Gettysburg Troll
July 21st, 2020
Investigative reporter Dalton Bennett
goes on a quest to find the shadowy figure behind a number of social media hoaxes –– the most recent played out in Gettysburg on Independence Day –– that have riled far-right …
Federal agents storm Portland
July 20th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Devlin Barrett
and Marissa Lang
explain why federal tactical units have been deployed to Portland, Ore. — over the protest of city officials. And Jonathan Capehart
, on the life and legacy of John …
Inside the Houston surge
July 17th, 2020
Full emergency rooms. Expanded ICUs. Double shifts. 3 a.m. phone calls to patients’ families. A look inside the hospitals at Texas Medical Center in …
A tale of two vaccine searches
July 16th, 2020
Carolyn Y. Johnson
explains how the unsuccessful years-long hunt for an HIV vaccine could give scientists a leg up in developing a novel coronavirus …
A crisis for education
July 15th, 2020
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner on the decision to keep public schools online in the fall. Laura Meckler
How some campus health centers fail students
July 14th, 2020
describes the state of college campus health-care centers. William Wan
reports on the recurring supply shortages challenging health-care …
How Trump rewards loyalty
July 13th, 2020
reports on the fallout of Roger Stone’s commutation. Marissa Lang
discusses the concerns of organizations that help victims of …
A new Hong Kong
July 10th, 2020
reports on the security law sending a chill through Hong Kong. Abha Bhattarai
explains why workers are being laid off — again. And Cleve Wootson
on the implications of reopening Disney World in Florida.
Will we ever see Trump’s taxes?
July 9th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, David Fahrenthold
explains the Supreme Court’s rulings on Trump’s tax records, and why the public still may never see them. …
Black women to Biden: You owe us
July 8th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Errin Haines
on what black female voters want from the Democratic Party. Michael Scherer
explores the relevance of political …
Teaching the human body to fight covid-19
July 7th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Carolyn Johnson
explains that in the rush to find a vaccine for the coronavirus, scientists are turning to an elegant but …
Will there be another stimulus bill?
July 6th, 2020
Congress has adjourned for a two-week recess without addressing the alarming rise in coronavirus infections or the ongoing economic crisis. Erica Werner
explains what might come next. Aaron Blake
reports on how some …
“The Cursed Platoon,” Part 2
July 3rd, 2020
This is the second episode of a two-part series. After a second-degree murder conviction, Clint Lorance was pardoned by President Trump and received a hero’s welcome in his small hometown in Texas. Reporter Greg Jaffe
“The Cursed Platoon,” Part 1
July 2nd, 2020
This is the first episode of a two-part series. After a second-degree murder conviction, Clint Lorance was pardoned by President Trump and received a hero’s welcome in his small hometown in Texas. Reporter Greg Jaffe
Why would Russia pay the Taliban to kill U.S. troops?
July 1st, 2020
explains the story behind Russia-backed bounties on American troops in Afghanistan. Sarah Kaplan
explains the practical effects of a coronavirus mutation. And, Damian Paletta
on the future of the …
The child-care problem
June 30th, 2020
How the lack of child care during the pandemic is hurting families and businesses, from Heather Long
. Why women are more affected by this economic …
Policing the black imagination
June 26th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Chris Richards
on how rapper Drakeo the Ruler dropped an urgent and timely album from jail. And Fredrick Kunkle
on the history …
Tamir Rice’s mother on the trauma of loss
June 25th, 2020
In 2014, Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a police officer while playing with a toy gun. He was 12 years old. Video editor Taylor Turner
speaks with …
The economics of Trump’s visa restrictions
June 24th, 2020
On today’s Post Reports, Nick Miroff
explains President Trump’s restrictions on foreign visas and why they are a long-awaited victory for immigration hardliners. Joseph Marks
reports on how we can learn from recent …
How to develop a vaccine — quickly and ethically
June 22nd, 2020
reports on the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus and how it could pit countries against one another. Ben Guarino
Why Americans don’t learn about Tulsa, or Juneteenth
June 19th, 2020
on what happened in Tulsa — and why Americans don’t learn this history in school. Nicole Ellis
on the history of Juneteenth. And …
What’s next for the ‘dreamers’?
June 18th, 2020
reports on the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA. We hear from dreamers about what’s next …
The NFL after George Floyd
June 17th, 2020
Jerry Brewer on the NFL’s moment of reckoning over Black Lives Matter. Amber Phillips on the policing bill unveiled by the Senate GOP. And, Sarah …
How BLM is challenging Big Tech
June 16th, 2020
describes the questions Black Lives Matter is raising for Big Tech. Ben Golliver
considers the future of professional sports. And …
SCOTUS rules in favor of LGBTQ workers
June 15th, 2020
Robert Barnes walks through the Supreme Court decision that protects gay and transgender people in the workplace. Karla Adam explains why minority and immigrant doctors are feeling the brunt of the coronavirus burden in …
Why Hollywood loves cop stories
June 12th, 2020
Alyssa Rosenberg on 100 years of police in pop culture and why we need to rethink cop stories on TV. And, fashion critic Robin Givhan on the …
What it means to ‘defund the police’
June 11th, 2020
Katie Mettler and Georgetown’s Christy Lopez delve into the movement to “defund the police.” Michael Kranish looks into Joe Biden’s complicated …
Why a vaccine won’t be a silver bullet
June 10th, 2020
Joel Achenbach tracks the rising coronavirus caseloads in some parts of the country. William Wan explains how the virus could become the next measles …
A funeral, and a call to justice
June 9th, 2020
George Floyd is laid to rest in Texas. We hear from some of the people who knew him. President Trump and federal law enforcement vs. Washington, D.C. …
Why police convictions are so rare
June 8th, 2020
Marissa Lang and Clarence Williams report from Washington, D.C., as protests continue across the country. Georgetown University’s Paul Butler …
The legacy of American riots
June 5th, 2020
Kellie Carter Jackson on the double standard that guides who can protest – and how – in the United States. And, Rachel Chason and Rebecca Tan examine what nursing home residents are experiencing during the pandemic.
The failure to protect black Americans from covid-19
June 4th, 2020
Reporter Robert Samuels talks about how disastrous and present coronavirus has been in the black community. Emily Rauhala on President Trump’s decision to sever ties with the World Health Organization during a pandemic. …
Racism, protests and the challenge for Joe Biden
June 3rd, 2020
How Joe Biden is responding to protests across the United States, from political reporter Cleve R. Wootson Jr. How President Trump uses religion as a …
Protesters vs. a presidential photo-op
June 2nd, 2020
Why gas was used on peaceful protesters outside the White House, from Ashley Parker. How the U.S. has scaled back police reform efforts, according to …
Anger and anguish across America
June 1st, 2020
Devlin Barrett on how police tactics may be exacerbating tensions. Shane Harris on the officials who are trying to blame outsiders. And Christian …
One hundred thousand.
May 30th, 2020
The U.S. death toll has reached a stark milestone: 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus. The pandemic has exposed the nation’s vulnerabilities and …
‘We woke up to a city of ash’
May 29th, 2020
Holly Bailey reports from Minneapolis, where anger and violence are boiling over in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing by police. Errin Haines …
Trump vs. Big Tech
May 28th, 2020
Cat Zakrzewski reports on Trump’s expected executive order, which takes aim at a law that protects big tech companies. Tracy Jan reports that Asian American health-care workers are fighting racism as well as the …
It’s not normal for so many Americans to feel depressed
May 27th, 2020
William Wan reports on the staggering numbers of Americans experiencing depression and anxiety during the pandemic. National reporter Reis Thebault …
Will Hong Kong be changed forever?
May 26th, 2020
Shibani Mahtani and Emily Rauhala explain what Beijing’s new security laws could mean for the future of Hong Kong. Steven Zeitchik on summer cinema …
Why the need to go might prevent us from going out
May 23rd, 2020
Americans are making it clear: They won’t be ready to go out to their favorite destinations until they feel confident about being able to go. To the bathroom, that is.
The need to go is a big barrier to going …
Who is Hillary without Bill?
May 22nd, 2020
Novelist Curtis Sittenfeld imagines another life for Hillary Rodham –– one without Bill Clinton. And, what we’re missing when we’re missing human touch.
Some readers are calling Curtis Sittenfeld’s new book
The end of retail as we know it?
May 21st, 2020
Abha Bhattarai and Damian Paletta unfold the retail bankruptcies weighing down the greater financial system. Chris Davenport explains the stakes of …
Vote by mail? Harder than it sounds.
May 20th, 2020
Joseph Marks describes the challenges of preparing for massive mail-in voting. Juliet Eilperin breaks down why people aren’t getting tested, in …
Fighting covid-19: A tale of two countries
May 19th, 2020
Linah Mohammad reflects on the strict lockdown in Jordan. Ishaan Tharoor unpacks how the “Swedish model” for battling coronavirus is not quite what …
What happens when the watchdog gets fired
May 18th, 2020
Phil Rucker reports on Trump’s dismissal of the State Department’s inspector general. George Washington University’s Kathryn Newcomer on why these positions matter in overseeing the executive branch. Plus, Faiz Siddiqui …
What comes after reparations
May 15th, 2020
In 1923, an all-white mob burned down the small mill town of Rosewood, Fla., killing at least six people and driving out black residents. Decades later, the survivors won reparations from Florida legislators, including …
Choosing between a paycheck and your health
May 14th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Holly Bailey and Tony Romm report that as some states begin to reopen, people returning to work face life-or-death decisions. …
Is dining out officially dead?
May 13th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, investigative reporter Amy Brittain on the truth about Project Airbridge, a White House program set up to deliver badly needed personal protective equipment. Food reporter Laura Reiley explains …
Bill Barr’s attempt to undo the Mueller investigation
May 12th, 2020
Matt Zapotosky reports on the Justice Department’s recent moves to undercut the Mueller investigation. Aaron Gregg on the small-business loans that are going to large companies instead. And Monica Hesse on the power and …
What happened with Ahmaud Arbery’s case?
May 11th, 2020
Cleve Wootson on why it took so long for the suspects to be charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s death. William Wan on the coronavirus’s toll on mental health. …
The sound of silence
May 9th, 2020
What does the pandemic sound like? Mostly, silence, according to critic Robin Givhan.
What does a pandemic sound like? For many of us at …
‘You have all the jobs’: Motherhood during the pandemic
May 8th, 2020
What being a working mom is like during a pandemic from Helena Andrews-Dyer. And how learning Bach could be an expression of grief from Philip …
Your money and the pandemic
May 7th, 2020
Advice for managing your money, from personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary. What happens when people are too scared to seek medical care, …
A pandemic playbook for political campaigns
May 6th, 2020
Michael Scherer describes how candidates have rewritten their campaigns during the pandemic. Jessica Contrera asks how we weigh risk against necessity, longing and fear. And Emily Heil on the anxiety-filled hellscape …
The deaths that haven’t been counted
May 5th, 2020
Emma Brown on which deaths count toward the covid-19 death toll. Jeff Stein reports on the $500 billion the Federal Reserve plans to lend big …
The changing face of grief
May 4th, 2020
How people are dealing with grief and loss during the pandemic. And Melinda Hunt, the director of Hart Island in New York explains the challenges of burying the city’s dead.
The coronavirus is rewriting how we …
The rise of sourdough bread baking
May 2nd, 2020
In the pandemic times, sourdough bread is king. Post Reports producer Reena Flores goes on a journey to find out why, with King Arthur Flour co-chief …
Two thousand hours of Louis Armstrong
May 1st, 2020
Geoff Edgers on how the Louis Armstrong Museum is finding a new life online during the coronavirus pandemic -- and, just a warning, this segment …
What is Tara Reade accusing Joe Biden of?
April 30th, 2020
Matt Viser on the allegations against the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party. Rick Noack on how nations that had a robust response to the coronavirus pandemic are beginning to cautiously reopen.
What we know — and still don’t — about the coronavirus
April 29th, 2020
Leonard Bernstein on what we know (and still don’t) about the coronavirus. Laura Meckler explains the changes schools might have to make to reopen in …
The pandemic at sea
April 28th, 2020
Rosalind Helderman explains how the cruise industry carried the coronavirus around the globe. Greg Miller on the virus briefings Trump skipped. And, how young caregivers are impacted by social distancing, from Tara …
The mysterious clotting in covid-19 patients
April 27th, 2020
Two doctors on the mysterious blood-clotting complication killing coronavirus patients. Heather Long explains why the economy won’t just bounce back in a “V-shaped” recovery. Plus, Lindsey Sitz on why washing your hands …
The history of American antipathy toward masks
April 25th, 2020
Even as governors, mayors and the federal government urge or require Americans to wear masks to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the nation is divided about whether to comply.
Will Americans wear …
A coronavirus crisis in the Navy
April 24th, 2020
Dan Lamothe explains how the Navy tried and failed to control a coronavirus outbreak -- and a crisis of confidence -- on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. …
Why reopening states is a ‘deadly mistake’
April 23rd, 2020
Georgia will begin reopening businesses Friday, against the advice of experts and the White House. William Wan reports on what will happen next. For survivors of AIDS, an eerie deja vu, from reporter Jada Yuan. And, …
Can we all be better Earthlings?
April 22nd, 2020
On Earth Day, Sarah Kaplan asks how we can be better Earthlings. Seung Min Kim analyzes the new coronavirus response bill working its way through Congress. And Monica Hesse explains why we’re all having extra-weird …
What’s slowing down coronavirus testing
April 21st, 2020
Juliet Eilperin explains the delays in widespread testing. Young people aren’t as vulnerable to the coronavirus, but the crisis is affirming their …
Why shelves are empty at the grocery store
April 20th, 2020
Laura Reiley explains the kinks in the food supply chain leaving grocery shelves bare. Grocery workers share their well-founded fears with Abha Bhattarai. Erin Patrick O’Connor hears from sanitation workers on the …
Finding solace in paintings of parties
April 18th, 2020
Over the past few weeks, many people have said they feel like figures in an Edward Hopper painting. On this bonus episode of Post Reports, art critic Sebastian Smee has a reminder from Renoir and Manet that the good …
Life for a medical worker in a pandemic
April 17th, 2020
Alaa Daghlas, a physician assistant at a Bronx hospital, grapples with her decision to return to work after recovering from covid-19. And Jon Gerberg reports from an ICU in Brooklyn scrambling to keep up with the influx …
The coronavirus is killing Americans under age 50
April 16th, 2020
Chris Mooney reports on the science of why some younger people are getting better, while others are dying of covid-19. Griff Witte reports on how parties and gatherings became clusters. And Annie Gowen on coronavirus …
How coronavirus will reshape the world’s borders
April 15th, 2020
Martine Powers and Ishaan Tharoor explore the meaning of borders in a pandemic, and how coronavirus might change travel and migration in the future. And Mary Beth Sheridan walks us through public service announcements …
The economy in limbo
April 14th, 2020
On today’s Post Reports, Heather Long on how opening up the economy will be less like flipping a switch and more like a slow rehabilitation. Drew Harwell on the privacy complications around Zoom. And author J. Courtney …
How do we reopen the country safely?
April 13th, 2020
The president talks about reopening the U.S. economy, but Lena Sun reports that experts say it would require widespread testing and contact tracing …
Life as a black American in a pandemic
April 10th, 2020
Robert Samuels reports on the stark disparities in how covid-19 affects black Americans. Tracy Jan examines how wearing a face mask in public is …
When you can’t wash your hands in a pandemic
April 9th, 2020
Damian Paletta looks ahead and outlines a bleak, new post-pandemic economic reality. Isaac Stanley-Becker reports on what happens when you can’t wash your hands in the midst of a public health crisis. And Emily Rauhala …
The risks of unproven drugs for coronavirus
April 8th, 2020
Bernie Sanders ends his White House bid. Sean Sullivan discusses the impact of his campaign. There have been only a few anecdotal studies showing …
Voting in a pandemic
April 7th, 2020
Wisconsin’s primary is threatening to become a worst-case scenario for elections amid a pandemic. Amber Phillips reports on why it’s still so hard to put vote-by-mail systems in place. Undocumented workers are often …
It’s proving really hard to give away $350 billion
April 6th, 2020
Aaron Gregg on the realities of getting a small business loan under the stimulus plan. Nicole Dungca reports that the federal government lagged for …
April 3rd, 2020
Older people can face serious health effects from being isolated — and yet, being isolated is the only thing that can keep them safe, Senior Producer …
Should everyone be wearing a face mask?
April 1st, 2020
How Europe is weathering the crisis, from the U.K. to Hungary. The federal government’s internal debate over whether to tell all Americans to cover their faces in public, from health reporter Lena Sun. And the linen …
The ethics of incarceration during a pandemic
March 31st, 2020
What coronavirus means for crowded prisons, from reporter Kimberly Kindy. The tension in a community that’s dealing with a deadly outbreak but reluctant to shut down its economy, from Cleve Wootson. And, how the virus …
How do you 'shelter in place' when you're homeless?
March 30th, 2020
White House economics reporter Jeff Stein explains how corporations are benefiting from the stimulus package. And Hannah Dreier on why “sheltering in …
School’s out forever?
March 27th, 2020
School closures are a big deal for kids and parents, says education reporter Moriah Balingit. How the shift to online learning has exposed America’s …
Will the biggest stimulus bill in U.S. history be enough?
March 26th, 2020
Many Americans will receive a check during the pandemic –– but how much, and when? Heather Long explains the federal relief package. Emily Heil checks in with laid-off restaurant workers. And, Abha Bhattarai on those …
Why cruises kept sailing despite coronavirus dangers
March 25th, 2020
Cruise ships continued to sail as the coronavirus spread. Beth Reinhard explains why. Michael Scherer reports on the awkwardness of campaigning during a pandemic. And Simon Denyer on how Japan is handling covid-19.
The quiet genius of a zombie virus
March 24th, 2020
Brady Dennis reports on the growing number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States. Sarah Kaplan explains the science of why this virus is so dangerous. And, Rick Maese on the Tokyo Olympics, now …
The pandemic warnings that were ignored
March 23rd, 2020
Shane Harris on what U.S. officials knew about the global threat of the novel coronavirus, and when they knew it. Chris Mooney on why the coronavirus is killing more men. And, Dan Zak reflects on our shifting sense of …
Tiny decisions will determine our collective future
March 20th, 2020
William Wan on how the novel coronavirus will radically alter the United States. Maura Judkis on social distancing with roommates. Plus, Julie …
Republicans’ radical about-face on bailouts
March 19th, 2020
Phil Rucker on how Republicans are throwing out the political playbook by supporting a massive bailout for the economy. Chris Rowland on the search …
Trump’s economic Hail Mary
March 18th, 2020
Jeff Stein explains Trump’s plan to bail out companies hit hard by the coronavirus. Tony Romm on whether Silicon Valley and the White House could use …
Social distancing may be our only hope
March 17th, 2020
Lena Sun clears up what “social distancing” means and why it’s important. William Wan explains why it’ll probably take months — not weeks — for the …
Will the coronavirus derail the Democratic primary?
March 16th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Elise Viebeck explains how the coronavirus could impact the presidential election. Andrew Freedman on why the coronavirus …
What went wrong with coronavirus testing in the U.S.
March 13th, 2020
Neena Satija explains what went wrong with coronavirus testing in the United States. And Brady Dennis on the effect the outbreak is having on carbon emissions.
Trump has said that “anybody” who wants to be …
Trump's Europe travel ban causes confusion
March 12th, 2020
Katie Zezima explains the new U.S. travel restrictions from Europe. Peter Whoriskey and Abha Bhattarai report on how paid sick leave, or lack …
Coronavirus is sparing children. No one knows why.
March 11th, 2020
The WHO has declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. On today’s Post Reports, William Wan says the virus is sparing kids — and understanding why …
Can we quarantine the economy?
March 10th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Chico Harlan with a dispatch from Italy after a country-wide lockdown goes into effect. Heather Long answers your questions about the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the markets. And, Ben Guarino …
The irony of Trump’s casual attitude toward coronavirus
March 9th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Toluse Olorunnipa on how the coronavirus is testing President Trump’s leadership. Susannah George and Missy Ryan on how …
The fight for the soul of America’s political parties
March 6th, 2020
Political reporter Dan Balz on the ebb and flow of the two political parties and how much power they actually have. And Jada Yuan on whether …
And then there were two
March 5th, 2020
Annie Linskey and Amber Phillips consider the end of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign and what it means for the delegates she won. Aaron Blake …
So ... Biden?
March 4th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Philip Bump talks through the Super Tuesday results and the narrowing field of Democratic candidates. Heather Long explains …
Abortion in the age of a conservative Supreme Court
March 3rd, 2020
Caroline Kitchener on the abortion restriction being tested at the Supreme Court. William Wan on how the coronavirus epidemic could play out. And an …
Super Tuesday, in 16 dispatches.
March 2nd, 2020
On Super Tuesday, more states hold contests to pick a presidential nominee, more voters have a chance to go to the polls and more delegates are …
Your questions about coronavirus, answered
February 28th, 2020
Health reporters Lena H. Sun and Lenny Bernstein answer your questions about the coronavirus. Marian Liu talks about the discrimination Asian Americans have experienced since the start of the outbreak. And Week 4 of …
What millennial voters care about in 2020
February 27th, 2020
Eugene Scott describes the impact young voters may have on the presidential election. Drew Harwell on the psychological toll of Web-connected …
The ‘radical feminists’ working against trans rights
February 26th, 2020
Abha Bhattarai unpacks Walmart’s “Great Workplace” program, and why it means layoffs for workers. Samantha Schmidt on a strain of feminism that rejects the existence of transgender identity. And Shibani Mahtani explains …
February 25th, 2020
Matt Viser and Lenny Bernstein on how an old field of candidates changes the norms around the presidency. Tracy Jan looks into Rep. James Clyburn’s …
Mayors back Bloomberg’s bid
February 24th, 2020
Fenit Nirappil asks why D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser supports Michael Bloomberg, even as he gets slammed by critics on race and gender issues. Joanna Slater discusses Trump’s visit to India. And NASA mourns the death of …
Shopping under the influence
February 21st, 2020
Shane Harris talks about the lingering threat of Russian election interference and how the administration is responding. Abha Bhattarai on a new gimmick from retailers. And Gillian Brockell and Jessica Contrera on the …
Kids are using Trump’s words to bully their classmates
February 20th, 2020
Michael Scherer on the heated Nevada Democratic debate. And John Woodrow Cox andHannah Natanson talk about how President Trump’s rhetoric has …
ICE is using therapy notes to deport young immigrants
February 19th, 2020
Hannah Dreier on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses therapists’ notes to keep young immigrants detained. Damian Paletta discusses how the coronavirus is affecting American companies. And Ishaan Tharoor on the …
The profane ‘wit and wisdom’ of Mike Bloomberg
February 18th, 2020
Political investigative reporter Michael Kranish on Mike Bloomberg’s long history of alleged sexism and profanity. And Travis DeShong describes a new …
The loves and scandals of President Harding
February 17th, 2020
Steamy love letters. Jazz. Scandal. Psychics. Newspapers. The Hope Diamond.
In this Presidents’ Day special from Post Reports, we revisit an episode of The Post’s “Presidential
” podcast with host Lillian …
How a non-binary teen claimed their identity
February 14th, 2020
Tara Bahrampour on what coming of age looks like for a non-binary teen. And, revisiting the wisdom of George Washington with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Becoming Eli: Getting their parents to accept their …
Coronavirus: An epidemic of misinformation
February 13th, 2020
Kim Bellware on how disinformation about the coronavirus is spreading online. Danielle Paquette on the drawdown of Firestone’s factories in Liberia, where the tire company has been central to the economy. And Rick Maese …
The politicization of the Justice Department
February 12th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Matt Zapotosky reports on the fight for independence within the Justice Department after Attorney General William P. Barr …
The CIA’s ‘coup of the century’
February 11th, 2020
Greg Miller on how governments all over the world got played by the CIA. Simon Denyer and Lenny Bernstein on the increasingly desperate situation aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess. And Griff Witte says there are …
What Trump’s company charges the Secret Service
February 10th, 2020
Eugene Scott weighs the stakes of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. David Fahrenthold reports on what Trump’s companies are charging the government. …
‘Unshackled and unleashed’: Trump, post-acquittal
February 7th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Philip Rucker describes what the presidency could look like post-impeachment. And ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards, Sarah …
The race to find a cure for the coronavirus
February 6th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Anna Fifield describes the eerie emptiness that has taken hold across China under the threat of the coronavirus. David Lynch …
Iowa and the future of election technology
February 5th, 2020
Today on Post Reports: Tony Romm on the makers of the app that set back the results of the Iowa caucuses. Samantha Schmidt describes how sex …
Inside the chaos of the Iowa caucuses
February 4th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, Jenna Johnson explains the result delays at the Iowa caucuses. Juliet Eilperin fills us in on the many environmental policy …
The new targets of Trump’s travel ban
February 3rd, 2020
Today on Post Reports, national reporter Abigail Hauslohner outlines the expansion of President Trump’s travel ban. Beth Reinhard looks into how …
How do caucuses work, anyway?
February 1st, 2020
Kayla Epstein explains the chaotic, confusing, bizarre process that is the Iowa caucuses. And political reporter Aaron Blake tells us how the GOP …
Is the White House ready for the new coronavirus?
January 31st, 2020
Lena Sun and Yasmeen Abutaleb explain the dangers of the coronavirus outbreak. Amber Phillips talks about that moment with Rand Paul. And Michelle Ye …
Majority of black Americans call Trump 'racist'
January 30th, 2020
Aaron Blake says the debate over whether to call witnesses still hangs over the impeachment trial. Vanessa Williams reports on why 8 in 10 black Americans say President Trump is racist. And many questions remain as …
Who’s paying for Trump’s lawyers?
January 28th, 2020
As the president’s impeachment defense rests, Ann Marimow explains who is paying for his lawyers. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro tells The …
The Bolton question hangs over impeachment trial
January 28th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, political reporter Aaron Blake breaks down President Trump’s impeachment defense. Kyle Swenson explains the cluster of HIV …
What reparations mean to one American family
January 24th, 2020
Today on Post Reports, business reporter Tracy Jan tells the story of one family for whom reparations mean more than money. Geoff Edgers explains the hidden history of Roberta Flack’s hit song “Killing Me Softly.
‘Hello MBS.’ How the world’s richest man was hacked.
January 24th, 2020
Amber Phillips tells us about the latest antics by the world’s greatest deliberative body: One senator read a book Thursday while one doodled through another day of the impeachment trial. After Jeff Bezos and the crown …
Can Democrats keep impeachment spicy?
January 23rd, 2020
Amber Phillips on the opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial. Anna Fifield and Lena Sun on the rapidly spreading coronavirus. And David …
The rules of engagement
January 22nd, 2020
Aaron Blake explains Tuesday’s Senate debate on the rules for Trump’s impeachment trial. Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig on their new book “A Very …
A crumbling bridge and restorative justice
January 20th, 2020
Robert Samuels on the opportunity black activists see in a city’s crumbling highway section. And DeNeen L. Brown tells the surprising story of how Martin Luther King Jr. got his name.
The politics of hair for black women
January 17th, 2020
Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s video about her battle with alopecia has renewed conversations around the politics of hair. Jena McGregor outlines the growing …
Trump, Giuliani and a guy called Lev
January 16th, 2020
The Senate gavels in for the impeachment trial. Paul Sonne unpacks the latest evidence implicating President Trump in the Ukraine scandal. Drew …
What’s next in impeachment
January 15th, 2020
Rosalind S. Helderman explains what’s happening with impeachment — and the new documents made public by House Democrats. Robert Costa on Bernie Sanders and the candidate’s quiet rise in Iowa. And a new contract for the …
A campaign with unlimited money
January 14th, 2020
Michael Scherer on Mike Bloomberg’s campaign strategy. Shane Harris explains the administration’s conflicting rationales for the strike on Iran’s …
Women in the workforce: ‘I’m back, baby!’
January 13th, 2020
Rachel Siegel reports women outnumber men in the U.S. workforce for just the second time. Moriah Balingit on how a book-burning at Georgia Southern ignited a conversation about race. And Arelis Hernández on the …
Selective memory: The U.S. and Iran
January 10th, 2020
Jason Rezaian contextualizes the current relationship between the United States and Iran and describes what leaders can illuminate from the past about the present.
January 9th, 2020
Kate Shuttleworth and Sarah Kaplan on the wildfires ravaging Australia. Colby Itkowitz breaks down how President Trump has reshaped the most …
Trump: ‘Iran appears to be standing down’
January 8th, 2020
Ishaan Tharoor unpacks the White House response to attacks from Iran. Paul Kane reports from the chambers of the least deliberative Senate in modern …
Impeachment trial? What impeachment trial?
January 7th, 2020
Mike DeBonis explains the impeachment trial’s delay. Liz Sly unravels the fraught history of U.S.-Iraq relations. And Kayla Epstein assuages young people’s concerns about the draft.
Inside the plan to kill Soleimani
January 6th, 2020
Shane Harris explains how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shaped the decision to kill a top Iranian military commander. Phil Rucker describes …
What Iran’s ‘severe revenge’ vow means for the U.S.
January 3rd, 2020
Missy Ryan examines the fallout of a U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani. Plus, Sebastian Smee describes the …
What’s in and out for 2020
January 2nd, 2020
The Washington Post’s annual guide to what’s out from 2019 and what’s in for 2020. And, how gender bias in science also affects lab rats.
Black women on race and genre
December 31st, 2019
Martine Powers talks with N.K. Jemisin, Jasmine Guillory and Lauren Wilkinson about challenging narrow perceptions of race in literary genres. And Bilal Qureshi discusses Toni Morrison’s legacy.
A tale of two billionaires: Trump and Bloomberg
December 30th, 2019
Michael Kranish dives into the tumultuous relationship between President Trump and Mike Bloomberg. Plus: Robin Givhan remembers a bombastic legend of …
How the ’60s’ most disastrous concert turned deadly
December 27th, 2019
Altamont 1969 was meant to be the Woodstock of the West. Eyewitnesses recount how this free concert turned into a deadly disaster.
How the ’60s’ most disastrous concert came to be
December 26th, 2019
It was meant to be the Woodstock of the West, but it was chaos. How the free rock concert in Altamont, Calif., 50 years ago came to be.
Fashion in the age of climate change
December 24th, 2019
Robin Givhan considers whether it’s possible to dress fashionably and ethically. Caitlin Gibson and Monica Hesse take a day to watch every film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” ahead of the new movie.
The rise of the ‘zombie mall’
December 23rd, 2019
Abha Bhattarai explains why most shopping malls are on the decline — and why a few are thriving. Maggie Penman on making sobriety hip. Plus, Lauren Tierney tracks down the origin of your Christmas tree.
What sex trafficking in the U.S. actually looks like
December 20th, 2019
Jessica Contrera unpacks a legal case challenging how courts understand sexual violence. And Moriah Balingit describes the plight of educators using …
What comes next in impeachment
December 19th, 2019
Amber Phillips previews the Senate’s impeachment trial next month. Griff Witte on why red states are choosing to welcome more refugees. And Sarah Hashemi describes the reach of the new “L Word.”
The impeachment of President Trump
December 19th, 2019
Mike DeBonis, Seung Min Kim and Paul Kane take the temperature of Capitol Hill. And Aaron Blake breaks down the partisan debate that led to the …
Voices from the war in Afghanistan
December 17th, 2019
People who experienced the war in Afghanistan respond to uncovered documents and secret audio recordings. Juliet Eilperin on the drilling effort …
The racial reckoning of Pete Buttigieg
December 16th, 2019
William Booth on what Boris Johnson’s sweeping majority means for Brexit. Robert Samuels on Pete Buttigieg’s often clumsy attempts to understand the black experience. And the downside of a new cutting-edge wireless …
Selling treatments to incurable diseases
December 13th, 2019
Rhonda Colvin on the Judiciary Committee vote to advance impeachment articles. Laurie McGinley and William Wan explain how clinics are profiting by …
Who’s losing out in the automated economy? Women.
December 12th, 2019
Heather Long on how older women are being left behind in the new automated economy. Reed Albergotti investigates unwanted sexual behavior on iPhone …
The fight over the FBI’s Russia probe
December 11th, 2019
Matt Zapotosky on the fight over the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Kevin Sieff on the cycle of debt for migrants. Plus, Lena Felton explores how women use sci-fi to explore gender and sexuality.
The Democrats’ case against President Trump
December 10th, 2019
Aaron Blake explains House Democrats’ articles of impeachment. Darryl Fears on the disease threatening Florida’s citrus crop. And Hawken Miller on how video gaming creates opportunities for people living with …
The Afghanistan Papers
December 9th, 2019
After a three-year legal battle, The Post obtains hundreds of records of candid interviews assessing the war in Afghanistan and its failures.
Read the …
The fight for a gender-neutral Spanish
December 6th, 2019
Samantha Schmidt talks to the Argentine teens promoting a more inclusive Spanish. And Kevin Sieff reports from a squalid tent city in Matamoros, Mexico, where refugees are forced to wait for their asylum requests to be …
Can Boris Johnson keep his seat?
December 5th, 2019
William Booth lays out the factors shaping Britain’s upcoming general election. Ovetta Wiggins on the legal and media battle that won five prison exonerees millions from Maryland. And the House will move forward with …
The NBA star courting Congress on Turkey
December 4th, 2019
Shane Harris interprets the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report. Jacob Bogage explains why lawmakers are lining up to back NBA player and Turkish dissident Enes Kanter. And Maura Judkis reads her horoscope.
How the Mueller investigation led Giuliani to Ukraine
December 3rd, 2019
Rosalind S. Helderman traces the origin of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s involvement in Ukraine. Eugene Scott on the end of Sen. Kamala Harris’s presidential …
The human cost of food delivery in China
December 2nd, 2019
Mike DeBonis unpacks the White House’s strategy as the impeachment inquiry unfolds. Gerry Shih describes the human toll of the food delivery industry …
How a black activist managed to take over a neo-Nazi group
November 29th, 2019
Katie Mettler unpacks the complicated life of black activist James Stern and how he came to take control of Jeff Schoep’s neo-Nazi National Socialist …
What’s stalling the self-driving car revolution
November 27th, 2019
Faiz Siddiqui explains the engineering challenge behind training self-driving cars. Madhulika Sikka shares the story of an author and filmmaker …
Trump touts law freeing inmates. But the Justice Department wants them behind bars.
November 26th, 2019
Neena Satija on the tensions underlying a major piece of criminal justice legislation. Amber Phillips outlines what comes next in the impeachment process. And Antonia Noori Farzan describes how one town is addressing …
How crib bumpers have paralyzed a U.S. consumer regulation agency
November 25th, 2019
Michael Scherer with a look into how Mike Bloomberg’s wealth could influence the 2020 race. Todd Frankel reports on an agency struggling with an …
They escaped China’s crackdown. Now, they wait.
November 22nd, 2019
Emily Rauhala tracks the plight of a Uighur family that escaped internment in western China. And Michael Ruane describes a newly digitized wealth of recordings and documents from the postwar Nuremberg Trial.
Two weeks. Seven hearings. Now what?
November 21st, 2019
Shane Harris recaps the second week of public impeachment hearings. Jay Greene examines the vast counterfeit-product market on Amazon.
A race to stand out before Democratic field thins
November 21st, 2019
Political reporters Michael Scherer, Annie Linskey and Cleve Wootson break down key moments from Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate in Atlanta.
‘Was there a "quid pro quo"? … The answer is yes.’
November 20th, 2019
Shane Harris unpacks Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s public testimony. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on where he sees the party going. And Michelle Ye Hee Lee explains how merchandise sales have altered …
The call that sparked the whistleblower complaint
November 19th, 2019
Shane Harris and Lisa Rein share what another day of public impeachment hearings revealed. Mary Beth Sheridan connects the political crises unfolding …
The free-for-all over Medicare-for-all
November 18th, 2019
Jeff Stein describes how Medicare-for-all would work. Rachel Siegel explains what President Trump’s trade war is doing to lobster fishing towns in …
As Yovanovitch testifies, Trump attacks her on Twitter
November 15th, 2019
Shane Harris on how Marie Yovanovitch’s testimony prompted accusations of witness intimidation. Elahe Izadi describes how comedian Jenny Slate works through her stage fright. And Chico Harlan wades through the …
Late to the party: Even more Democrats enter the race for 2020
November 14th, 2019
Matt Viser on late entries into the 2020 race. Neena Satija investigates the policies that ensnared child migrants in a bureaucratic nightmare. And …
The public impeachment inquiry hearings: Day One
November 13th, 2019
Shane Harris explains what we learned on the first day of the impeachment inquiry’s public phase. Shibani Mahtani on a flashpoint in Hong Kong.
America’s new ‘progressive prosecutors’ are getting pushback
November 12th, 2019
Mark Berman on the reality facing “progressive prosecutors.” Amber Phillips looks into Wednesday’s key witnesses: William B. Taylor and George Kent. …
The impeachment inquiry finally goes public
November 11th, 2019
Paul Kane previews the next stage of the impeachment inquiry. Annie Gowen on the ongoing mental health crisis facing America’s farmers. Plus, Laura …
How Pete Buttigieg plans to diversify his base
November 8th, 2019
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg lays out his plan to capture broader appeal. And Tara Bahrampour on a 94-year-old woman who wanted to leave …
The future of a drug company blamed for helping fuel the opioid crisis
November 7th, 2019
Chris Rowland explains why one of the companies accused of fueling the opioid epidemic is declaring bankruptcy. Griff Witte looks at why Republican legislators feel they can’t stray from Trump. And Ellen Nakashima …
What Tuesday’s election results could mean for 2020
November 6th, 2019
Robert Costa with the major takeaways from Tuesday’s elections. Abby Ohlheiser explains how a tracking app is transforming parent-child …
The Texas teenagers who allegedly smuggled immigrants across the southern border
November 5th, 2019
Karoun Demirjian on what we’ve learned from the impeachment inquiry transcripts released this week. Maria Sacchetti on the role U.S. citizens play in …
Guns in the gym: The NRA’s charity arm raffles off weapons in American schools
November 4th, 2019
Beth Reinhard on why the NRA is raffling off guns in American schools. Jason Rezaian examines Iran’s history of hostage-taking. And Joel Achenbach …
Restoring Afghanistan’s lost era of film
November 1st, 2019
Siobhán O’Grady visits the archivists restoring film reels hidden during the Taliban era. And Peter Finn explains how an adventure-seeking socialite became the first American woman in uniform captured by the Nazis.
The Canadian islands crumbling into the sea
October 31st, 2019
Brady Dennis examines the effect of climate change on Canadian islands. Karen DeYoung clarifies the complicated U.S.-Turkey relationship. Maura Judkis on a cradle of outlandish Halloween costumes. And Tracy Grant …
A California utility that cut off power to curb wildfires may have caused them
October 31st, 2019
Douglas MacMillan reports on a utility’s controversial plan to prevent California wildfires. Heather Long explains why the deficit is ballooning …
House Democrats prepare for first impeachment vote
October 29th, 2019
Mike DeBonis on what the upcoming impeachment vote means. Josh White on why the Supreme Court is considering whether a D.C. sniper should be …
How Baghdadi’s death could be rallying cry for ISIS
October 28th, 2019
Missy Ryan on how U.S. troops closed in on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Peter Whoriskey explains the ethical uncertainty of what goes into a …
Doors are closing for Syrian refugees
October 25th, 2019
Kareem Fahim travels with a refugee couple seeking a new life outside of Syria. And Julie Zauzmer on a Republican PAC working to get the Amish …
An interview with an algorithm
October 24th, 2019
Drew Harwell and Carolyn Y. Johnson examine the algorithms measuring your worth. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel explains why the Education Department gave …
A princess, an international custody dispute — and Rudy Giuliani
October 23rd, 2019
Dalton Bennett on the unexpected meeting between Rudolph W. Giuliani and an Emirati princess. Aaron Blake sums up the latest developments of the …
How Vladimir Putin soured the president on Ukraine
October 22nd, 2019
Greg Miller describes Vladimir Putin’s role in shaping Trump’s view of Ukraine. Griff Witte spends time with refugees who sought asylum in Australia …
Cracks in Trump’s Republican firewall
October 21st, 2019
Ashley Parker on an increasingly embattled White House. Debbie Cenziper on the thousands of children in foster care after their parents fell victim to the opioid epidemic. And William Booth explains the latest fight …
Trump awards a massive government contract – to himself
October 18th, 2019
David Fahrenthold scrutinizes the president’s decision to award a major government contract —
to himself. U.S. star Rose Lavelle discusses the future …
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg struggles to balance truth and free speech
October 17th, 2019
Tony Romm examines what Facebook sees as its role in policing speech ahead the 2020 election. Jenna Portnoy and Paul Kane recount the life and legacy …
A Democratic debate, in the shadow of impeachment
October 16th, 2019
Amber Phillips shares her takeaways from the fourth Democratic presidential debate. Aaron Davis explains the ascent of the U.S. ambassador to the E.U. And Keith Alexander describes how D.C. changed during the reign of …
Some colleges are tracking students before they even apply
October 15th, 2019
Douglas MacMillan explains how colleges track potential students before they even apply. Alex Andrejev follows a video-game designer’s path from …
As U.S. military plans pullout, a stunning unraveling in Syria
October 14th, 2019
Missy Ryan talks about how the fight in Syria connects to U.S. diplomacy. Michelle Ye Hee Lee on the army of consultants behind Trump’s reelection …
Why a suburb's integrated schools are still failing black students
October 11th, 2019
Laura Meckler goes back to her hometown of Shaker Heights, Ohio, to try to understand why integration efforts in schools there are still not closing …
How China called foul on American businesses
October 10th, 2019
Jeanne Whalen examines how Western businesses are bowing to political pressure from China. Samantha Schmidt on how a vulnerable community of …
‘Not so much a legal document as a political screed’
October 9th, 2019
Karoun Demirjian tracks how the White House has pushed back against impeachment. Anna Fifield explains a new phase in China’s forcible assimilation …
The fallout of a U.S. troop withdrawal from northern Syria
October 8th, 2019
Ishaan Tharoor on what the withdrawal of troops from Syria means for the Kurds. Eli Rosenberg reports from the picket line of the United Auto Workers …
Inside the Republican reckoning over Trump’s possible impeachment.
October 7th, 2019
Phil Rucker on how the impeachment inquiry into the president is paralyzing the GOP. Anton Troianovski reports on what climate change means in Siberia. And voices from the Hong Kong protest movement.
Why every Jessica you know is turning 30
October 4th, 2019
The Lily’s Caroline Kitchener explores what it’s like to turn 30 in 2019. Plus, David Betancourt on the best “Joker.”
The story of Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine
October 3rd, 2019
Michael Kranish looks into Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine. Julie Zauzmer rides along with two pastors working to revive shrinking churches. Plus, …
How the White House rehabilitated Saudi Arabia’s reputation after the death of Jamal Khashoggi
October 2nd, 2019
John Hudson examines the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia, one year after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Nick Miroff on an interview with DHS’s …
Uber says safety is its first priority. Employees aren’t so sure.
October 1st, 2019
Greg Bensinger on Uber’s company-centric safety policies. Matt Zapotsky examines how Attorney General William Barr fits into the impeachment inquiry. …
How 2020 Democrats are navigating the impeachment inquiry
September 30th, 2019
Sean Sullivan tracks how Democratic presidential candidates are responding to the impeachment inquiry. Wesley Lowery unpacks the argument for …
50 years, three presidents: How impeachment inquiries change the nation
September 27th, 2019
Chief political correspondent Dan Balz on covering two presidential impeachment inquiries. And Elahe Izadi examines the rarefied place in pop culture …
The ‘highly detailed and arresting’ whistleblower complaint against Trump
September 26th, 2019
Shane Harris takes us through the newly released whistleblower complaint. Juliet Eilperin on the conflicted attitudes of oil and gas executives …
‘A piece of a broader narrative’: Trump’s call at the center of whistleblower complaint
September 25th, 2019
Shane Harris examines the rough transcript of Trump’s call to Ukraine. Greg Miller unpacks the shadow agenda pursued by Rudolph W. Giuliani in …
Impeachment inquiry launched against Trump: How we got here
September 25th, 2019
Politics reporter Aaron Blake explains House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, …
‘It’s going to be an enormous battle’: Black college students fight for voting access in Texas
September 24th, 2019
Amy Gardner on a case of alleged racial bias in the administration of a local election in Texas. Jerry Brewer examines where the NFL went wrong with Antonio Brown. And Aaron Gregg tracks the military funding diverted …
Whistleblower allegation against Trump revives the call for impeachment
September 23rd, 2019
Rachael Bade explains whether impeachment is on the table after a whistleblower complaint. Gerry Shih on the new targets of China’s crackdown against Muslims. And Zachary Pincus-Roth examines the continued watchability …
‘They weren’t listening’: How Congress failed to act on a deadly drug’s harrowing rise
September 20th, 2019
Katie Zezima on why federal money has a limited impact in communities fighting the opioid crisis. And Emily Giambalvo tracks the lives of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation.
Intel official blows a whistle on Trump's interaction with world leader
September 19th, 2019
Shane Harris on the whistleblower rattling the intelligence community. Juliet Eilperin explains the president’s move to take away California’s …
‘They see that swagger when Harris speaks’: How Howard University shaped Kamala Harris
September 18th, 2019
Robin Givhan examines Sen. Kamala Harris’s political and racial identity. Ruth Eglash breaks down the negotiations for a new government in Israel. …
‘He's got competing instincts here’: Trump’s shifting response to Saudi oil-field attack
September 17th, 2019
Anne Gearan explains the White House’s shifting messaging on Iran. Drew Harwell on how Beijing-based TikTok is suspected of censoring the Hong Kong protests. And Maura Judkis takes us into the kitchen with “Queer Eye” …
What the opioid crackdown means for chronic pain patients
September 16th, 2019
Joel Achenbach reports on chronic pain and opioids. Sarah Kaplan on how American teens are channeling their anxiety over climate change into activism. And Max Bearak visits a Kenyan community whose members say its …
‘The city didn’t need another statement of failure’: Baltimore still reeling after Freddie Gray
September 13th, 2019
Aaron Blake shares his takeaways from the third Democratic debate. And Erin Cox describes the healing and reawakening of Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray.
A report card on school segregation in America
September 12th, 2019
Laura Meckler examines what school segregation looks like today. Heather Long on the minority women changing the makeup of the U.S. workforce. And …
The ‘South Atlantic blob’: The vulnerability of the world’s warming oceans
September 11th, 2019
Chris Mooney, John Muyskens and Carolyn Van Houten on the dangerous hot zones spreading around the world. David Weigel previews the next Democratic …
What John Bolton’s departure means for Trump’s foreign policy
September 10th, 2019
John Hudson on the ouster of national security adviser John Bolton. Reed Albergotti describes Apple’s dual role in the app economy. And Lena Sun …
‘As far as I’m concerned, they’re dead.’ How Trump’s peace talks with the Taliban broke down.
September 9th, 2019
Karen DeYoung explains the collapse of U.S. peace talks in Afghanistan. Rachael Bade on the implications of an impeachment probe. And Anthony Faiola …
The power of black motherhood: Finding joy beyond the numbers on maternal mortality
September 6th, 2019
Helena Andrews-Dyer looks for joy in her pregnancy in the face of scary statistics about black women and childbirth. And Peter Holley explains what …
Protests, defections, rebellions — a chaotic week for British politics
September 5th, 2019
Kevin Sullivan breaks down Boris Johnson’s Brexit battle. Caroline Kitchener describes the state of women’s health care in Maine. And Danielle …
An intoxicated pathologist misdiagnosed 3,000 cases. VA failed to stop him.
September 4th, 2019
Taylor Telford on Walmart’s response to multiple mass shootings. Lisa Rein looks at oversight failures in the Department of Veterans Affairs. And …
After prison, a different kind of punishment
September 3rd, 2019
Philip Rucker on what White House advisers and aides are really thinking as the summer winds down. Tracy Jan explains what’s missing in the conversation about criminal justice reform. And Jason Samenow forecasts the …
Getting through the world with face blindness
September 2nd, 2019
Post reporter Sadie Dingfelder used to think she was just really bad at recognizing people. Then she learned she might have a condition called prosopagnosia — better known as face blindness — and set about getting an …
How American classrooms gloss over slavery and its enduring legacy
August 30th, 2019
Joe Heim examines the glossing over of the history of slavery in American textbooks and schools. Plus, Lisa Bonos and Linah Mohammad question the …
‘Finish the wall’: Trump tells aides he’ll pardon misdeeds, say current and former officials
August 29th, 2019
Nick Miroff explains how the president is encouraging misdeeds to get his wall built. Geoffrey Fowler talks about how his credit cards have let companies buy his data. And Rachel Hatzipanagos on anxiety in the Latino …
Security or surveillance? How smart doorbell company Ring partners with police
August 28th, 2019
Drew Harwell on doorbell-camera company Ring turning its focus to surveillance. Laura Reiley on the war over what plant-based brands can call themselves. Adam Taylor on Boris Johnson’s move to suspend Parliament, and …
“This is a landmark.” The court decision that could shape the future of the opioid crisis.
August 27th, 2019
Lenny Bernstein on what a court ruling in Oklahoma could mean for the opioid epidemic. Carol D. Leonnig reports on Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers …
Goodbye Biarritz, Hello … Trump National Doral? Trump makes a pitch for next year’s G-7
August 26th, 2019
David Fahrenthold explains President Trump’s unusual pitch for next year’s G-7 summit: hosting it at his own resort. Sari Horwitz on how fentanyl is …
‘Publishing is still a business that is owned by white men’: Three women on race and genre
August 23rd, 2019
Martine Powers talks with N.K. Jemisin, Jasmine Guillory and Lauren Wilkinson about challenging narrow perceptions of race in literary genres. And Marian Liu on the segregation of American music awards.
‘People were always so welcoming, so kind, so helpful.’ And then the president arrived.
August 22nd, 2019
From a community divided by xenophobic chants, Griff Witte explains what the president’s rhetoric can do on the ground. Jeff Stein on the aging problem in the U.S. And Andrew Freedman on the record-breaking number of …
Where does President Trump stand on gun reform? Depends on the day.
August 21st, 2019
Josh Dawsey and David Nakamura on the dimming prospect of Trump-led gun reform. Pam Constable and Jon Gerberg track the U.S.-Taliban peace talks and …
The Trump translator: How Stephen Miller became so powerful in the West Wing
August 20th, 2019
Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey on the outsize influence of Stephen Miller on Trump’s immigration policy. Former Mass. governor Bill Weld makes a …
48 hours at the Iowa State Fair
August 19th, 2019
Holly Bailey and Kevin Uhrmacher outline 2020 takeaways from the Iowa State Fair. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) explains his case to Martine Powers. …
Non-binary, pregnant and taking on the most gendered role of all: motherhood
August 16th, 2019
Samantha Schmidt on the sacrifices one person has made to become a mother. And Geoff Edgers remembers Aretha Franklin, one year after her death.
How small-dollar donors could choose our next president
August 15th, 2019
Anu Narayanswamy crunches the numbers on small-dollar donations. Niha Masih and Joanna Slater explain the changes and turmoil in Kashmir. And Travis …
He witnessed Michael Brown’s killing. Now Dorian Johnson is trying to get his life back on track.
August 14th, 2019
Wesley Lowery takes us back to the night Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson. Damian Paletta warns of a possible recession. And Rebecca Tan on the community a simple piano can create.
For many Americans, dramatic climate change has already arrived
August 13th, 2019
Chris Mooney shows us where to see the future of climate change right now. Michael Kranish on President Trump’s relationship with his late alcoholic …
‘This is an issue that we can win’: Cory Booker on his gun control plan
August 12th, 2019
Sen. Cory Booker lays out his gun policy proposal. Matt Zapotosky on what convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide in federal …
Nearly all mass shootings are committed by men. Why isn’t masculinity a bigger part of the debate?
August 9th, 2019
Nicki DeMarco reports on the often-overlooked connection between masculinity and gun violence. And Geoff Edgers on a run of Vegas shows that defined …
Forced from Paradise: Finding home after California’s Camp Fire
August 8th, 2019
Greg Miller unpacks the calls for a redirection of U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Frances Stead Sellers and Whitney Leaming on people’s search for …
‘Crops aren’t moving. There’s no market’: Why so many family farms are facing bankruptcy
August 7th, 2019
Annie Gowen explains how the trade war is impacting American farmers. Joy Sharon Yi on one woman’s unseen losses after the Charleston, S.C., shooting. And Drew Harwell on the shutdown of a site that’s become a refuge …
Why China is playing the long game in its trade battle with the U.S.
August 6th, 2019
Damian Paletta unpacks the most recent battles in the trade war with China. Mike DeBonis on the many retiring House members leaving Republicans in a lurch. And Bilal Qureshi on Toni Morrison’s legacy.
After mass shootings, Trump condemns white supremacy. Critics say he inspires it.
August 5th, 2019
Mark Berman tracks the mass shootings that happened over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. Plus, Philip Rucker on President Trump’s response to the tragedies. And Andrew Freedman on last month’s record-breaking …
Finding America’s last-known slave ship — and confronting a monstrous past
August 2nd, 2019
Nicole Ellis tells the story of the Clotilda, the last-known ship of the illegal slave trade in the U.S. And Oyinkan Braithwaite ruminates on the …
For the Democratic field, the path to nomination goes through Joe Biden
August 1st, 2019
Amber Phillips analyzes the liberal-moderate divide on display at the Democratic debates. Plus, Beth Reinhard details President Trump’s history with …
How Trump wants to one-up Democrats on health care
July 31st, 2019
Yasmeen Abutaleb on the White House’s scramble for a health-care win. Moriah Balingit explains how e-cigarettes may lead to more than nicotine addiction. And Heather Long on the Federal Reserve’s gamble on the economy.
How secure are U.S. elections? (Hint: Still much less than you might think.)
July 30th, 2019
Karoun Demirjian paints a grim picture of election security. Sam Schmidt on the 2020 Democrats flaunting Spanish skills — and the Latino candidate who isn’t. Plus, Marina Lopes explains Brazil’s C-section parties.
Trump upends U.S. intel agencies with spy-chief pick
July 29th, 2019
Shane Harris unpacks the state of the intelligence community amid the departure of spy chief Daniel Coats. Plus, Shibani Mahtani visits a Philippine …
Not your neurotypical romance novel: The appeal of Helen Hoang
July 26th, 2019
Lisa Bonos on an author working to make the romance genre more inclusive of people on the autism spectrum. And Travis M. Andrews on why you should …
California’s secret climate deal with automakers bypasses Trump administration regulations
July 25th, 2019
Juliet Eilperin explains the secret deal between California and four major automakers. Plus, Elizabeth Dwoskin on the lives of content moderators …
A ‘living message’: What we learned from Robert Mueller’s testimony
July 24th, 2019
Rachael Bade and Rosalind S. Helderman annotate the Mueller testimony, and Arelis Hernández explains the turmoil in Puerto Rico.
Britain's next prime minister: Boris Johnson, the ‘frat boy’ of Brexit
July 23rd, 2019
William Booth unpacks what a Boris Johnson-led Brexit could look like. Plus, Aaron Davis on the companies at the center of the opioid epidemic and …
What Mueller’s testimony will add to our knowledge of the investigation: Probably not much
July 22nd, 2019
Rosalind Helderman previews Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday. Todd Frankel on the dangers of home elevators. Plus, Dan Zak talks to an evangelical Christian climate scientist.
The origin story of the lunar landing
July 19th, 2019
Lillian Cunningham on the United States’ path to being the first to have astronauts walk on the moon. Plus, Sebastian Smee on an iconic photo of Mother Earth.
Trump’s racist tweets, and the politics of white identity
July 18th, 2019
Michael Scherer explains the president’s identity politics. Plus, Eugene Scott on the history underpinning the “go back” refrain. And readers tell us …
Seven years, 76 billion pain pills - tracking the opioid epidemic in the U.S.
July 17th, 2019
Scott Higham and Steven Rich unpack the DEA’s pain pill database. Sean Sullivan explains what’s missing in presidential candidates’ appeals to …
What happened to Beto O’Rourke?
July 16th, 2019
Damian Paletta explains how the U.S. government got behind on its bills. Plus, Jenna Johnson unpacks Beto O’Rourke’s lackluster fundraising numbers. …
The immigration policies causing further uncertainty for asylum seekers
July 15th, 2019
Nick Miroff and Kevin Sieff on the policies causing further uncertainty for asylum seekers. Plus, Amy Goldstein explains another threat to the ACA. …
‘You do know the banjo is an African instrument, right?!’: The black roots of country music
July 12th, 2019
Emily Yahr, Valerie June and Dina Bennett talk about how black people have been largely excluded from country music -- an art form rooted in black history. And Danielle Paquette on how controversy over a black Ariel …
‘A constant state of drowning’: 40% of Americans say they struggle to pay bills
July 11th, 2019
Heather Long on the not-so-booming economy. Mike DeBonis explains the Democratic rifts in the House. And as far as Europe’s “flight shame” movement goes, Hannah Sampson says it has no chance in the United States.
The FBI and ICE are scanning millions of Americans’ faces — without their knowledge or consent
July 10th, 2019
Drew Harwell on how the FBI and ICE are using local DMV photos for facial-recognition searches. Dave Weigel talks about how Bernie Sanders has …
Trump digs in on 2020 Census question over citizenship
July 9th, 2019
Aaron Blake on how the citizenship question might make its way onto the census. Beth Reinhard on how the Newtown massacre created a rift within the National Rifle Association. Plus, Peter Whoriskey on the price of cocoa.
New sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein — and the story behind a decade-old plea deal
July 8th, 2019
Matt Zapotosky reports on the new abuse charges against well-connected multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Michael Kranish talks about how Donald Trump …
Keeping the music on: How go-go became the center of D.C.’s gentrification battle
July 5th, 2019
Marissa Lang on how a D.C. store’s booming go-go beats became a focus of Washington’s gentrification dilemma. And Sally Jenkins explains what she …
How a trade war could blow up the U.S. fireworks supply
July 4th, 2019
Taylor Telford explains how the United States became reliant on China for fireworks — and what the ongoing trade war might mean for future Fourth of …
Will President Trump's Fourth of July be a rally or a celebration?
July 3rd, 2019
Juliet Eilperin details President Trump’s plans for a grandiose Independence Day event. Greg Miller and Souad Mekhennet explain how ISIS-inspired …
As the tear gas clears, a turning point in Hong Kong’s protests
July 2nd, 2019
Shibani Mahtani explains how Hong Kong’s demonstrations are at a crossroads. Plus, Luisa Beck on how people’s tours of concentration camps are …
Trump’s meeting with Kim was great for ratings, but was it good for denuclearization?
July 1st, 2019
Seung Min Kim and Anna Fifield on President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Plus, Geoff Fowler on how airport facial recognition is a scam. And Caitlin Gibson on the rise of the only child.
Bringing agency to the black man at the heart of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
June 28th, 2019
Amber Phillips dissects the first Democratic primary debates. Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe on the toll of playing Tom Robinson in Broadway’s “To Kill a …
Why the Supreme Court is blocking a citizenship question in the 2020 Census — for now
June 27th, 2019
Robert Barnes explains the Supreme Court rulings in two closely watched cases. Michelle Lee analyzes the ways 2020 candidates use Facebook. And …
Behind the story Kirsten Gillibrand tells about her change of heart on guns
June 26th, 2019
Nick Miroff on the growing crisis at the border. Robert Samuels examines how Kirsten Gillibrand’s past informs her present on guns. And Abha Bhattarai reports on yet another item on millennials’ kill list: traditional …
From women’s advocate to favored Trump defender: Judge Jeanine Pirro’s evolution
June 25th, 2019
Sarah Ellison untangles Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Trump-like political evolution. Rhonda Colvin delves into three lawmakers’ personal encounters with gun …
Joe Biden vs. the rest of the Democratic field
June 24th, 2019
Matt Viser on why Joe Biden is campaigning with an air of inevitability. Karla Adam on who could become Britain’s next prime minister. Plus, Gillian …
“I had a teardrop that floated in front of me.” Astronauts on what it’s like to be in space.
June 21st, 2019
Chris Davenport on The Washington Post’s project for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing: 50 astronauts on what it’s like to be in space. …
Political donors are mostly white men. These women of color are trying to change that.
June 20th, 2019
Josh Dawsey explains how the White House is handling escalating tension with Iran. Michelle Ye Hee Lee finds the women of color working to change the …
Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement
June 19th, 2019
Carol Morello talks about the U.N. investigator’s report about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Lena Sun on the Manhattan couple donating millions to …
Former defense pick tells The Post, “Bad things can happen to good families”
June 18th, 2019
Aaron Davis on conversations with Trump’s former acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan about domestic violence incidents in his family. Maria …
A once-in-a-generation expedition to the Arctic
June 17th, 2019
Rick Noack explains why tensions between the U.S. and Iran have reached new heights. Science reporter Sarah Kaplan on an expedition to the Arctic. And Kareem Fahim on the death of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first …
Why ‘Queer Eye’s’ Tan France is an expert at hard conversations
June 14th, 2019
“Queer Eye” star Tan France on his new book “Naturally Tan.” Plus, Travis Andrews on how to hack the Billboard charts.
For Bernie Sanders, the path to power began Halloween night in a public-housing laundry room
June 13th, 2019
Marc Fisher talks about the only executive office Bernie Sanders has held: mayor of Burlington, Vt. Anna Fifield on her new book, “The Great Successor,” examining North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. And Shibani Mahtani …
‘I can’t breathe:’ Five years later, Eric Garner’s family is still seeking justice
June 12th, 2019
Wesley Lowery on the disciplinary hearing for the officer involved in Eric Garner’s death. Ashley Parker about what President Trump calls “the …
‘I hate elephants’: How Botswana’s giants became the center of a political clash
June 11th, 2019
Max Bearak on the political background of the lifting of Botswana’s elephant hunting ban. Peter Jamison on a public housing complex at the heart of a …
How the NRA directed money to the people who oversee its finances
June 10th, 2019
Mary Beth Sheridan explains the Trump-Mexico tariff deal. Beth Reinhard on growing allegations of exorbitant spending by the National Rifle Association’s top executives. And Steven Zeitchik on whether Broadway has a …
A T. rex exhibit 66 million years in the making
June 7th, 2019
Steve Hendrix and Peggy McGlone track the journey of a T. rex fossil to the newly reopened fossil hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural …
Allegations of harassment, cash gifts: A West Virginia bishop’s fall from grace
June 6th, 2019
Michelle Boorstein on new details about a Catholic bishop suspended from ministry in March. Theater critic Peter Marks with actress Laurie Metcalf on …
President Trump is bullish on foreign policy. In a secret recording, Mike Pompeo has doubts.
June 5th, 2019
John Hudson talks about the secret recording of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Peter Whoriskey on the child labor problem in chocolate production. …
Dick’s Sporting Goods lost money when it changed its gun policies. CEO Ed Stack is fine with that.
June 4th, 2019
Rachel Siegel talks to the CEO putting gun policies over profits. Anne Gearan on President Trump’s London visit. Plus, Emily Yahr details the end of …
Trump is using tariffs as a bargaining chip for a border crackdown. Will it work?
June 3rd, 2019
Mary Beth Sheridan on U.S.-Mexico trade negotiations and how migrants’ lives are in the mix. Todd Frankel on the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play recall. Plus, Simon Denyer on why Japan is defending a small object in the ivory …
The Great Forgetting: How China erased the Tiananmen Square massacre
May 31st, 2019
Abby Hauslohner reports that Border Patrol often holds unaccompanied minors for far longer than is legal. How the government erased the Tiananmen …
Why Nancy Pelosi is reluctant to impeach the president
May 30th, 2019
Rachael Bade on the impeachment divide among Democrats. Loveday Morris reports on why Israel will hold a second parliamentary election. Plus, Brady …
Mueller closes up shop: ‘The work speaks for itself’
May 29th, 2019
Rosalind S. Helderman on Robert S. Mueller III’s first public comments on the Russia investigation. Reis Thebault on the latest state to take up a …
Health officials are targeting communities battling measles. Anti-vaxxers are, too.
May 28th, 2019
Lena Sun explores the rise of the modern anti-vaccine movement. Michael Kranish analyzes President Trump’s changing rhetoric on Iran. Plus, Michael Birnbaum explains the Green parties’ surge in the European Parliament …
When ‘school choice’ tests parents’ personal values
May 27th, 2019
Education reporter Perry Stein discusses a family weighing a decision of where to send their eighth-grader for high school — and how that decision …
Pitchers are throwing faster than ever — and it’s ruining baseball
May 24th, 2019
William Booth breaks down Theresa May’s resignation and what it means for Brexit. Dave Sheinin fields questions on the velocity of baseball pitches. And Andrea Sachs raises the alarm on travel scams.
A Georgia clinic braces for the state’s new abortion law
May 23rd, 2019
Caroline Kitchener visits a Georgia abortion clinic. Damian Paletta explains the next front in the U.S.-China trade war. And DeNeen Brown discusses …
President Trump vowed to fight opioids. But the fentanyl crisis keeps getting worse.
May 22nd, 2019
Jeff Stein on what an IRS draft memo means for the fight over President Trump’s taxes. Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham on the Trump administration’s …
One conservative's quest to reshape U.S. courts
May 21st, 2019
Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg discuss the man reshaping the federal judiciary. Laura Meckler examines the power of a high school’s …
Private companies are reviving the Space Coast. Can it last?
May 20th, 2019
Joanna Slater on India’s election, the largest exercise of democracy ever. Christian Davenport on the business resurgence along Florida’s Space …
The new Howard Stern on the old one: ‘I don’t know who that guy is’
May 17th, 2019
The bold new strategy in the fight against abortion rights
For years, antiabortion advocates have tried to chip away at Roe v. Wade incrementally. …
A medical mystery on a college campus
May 16th, 2019
Is having so many candidates bad for Democrats?
So many Democrats are running for president that some will not qualify for the first debate — even though it allows for 20 candidates.
Michael Scherer covers campaigns for …
‘He’s entwined his business with his presidency . . . and it’s not going well.’
May 15th, 2019
How Trump’s presidency is hurting the Trump brand
Trump’s prized Doral golf resort in Miami is crucial to his overall finances, says David Fahrenthold…
Bible study before recess: ‘It’s more important than any other book’
May 14th, 2019
Nick Miroff on what was happening behind the scenes before the purge at DHS. Julie Zauzmer on the conservative effort to get Bible classes in public …
The state legislatures trying to overturn Roe v. Wade
May 13th, 2019
Deanna Paul explains the state laws aimed at getting the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe. Political reporter Holly Bailey on the millionaire running …
A battle in West Virginia: A coal mine versus crayfish.
May 10th, 2019
Juliet Eilperin on the battle over coal mining in West Virginia. Sarah Kaplan on how scientists plan for a catastrophic asteroid strike. Plus, …
One man’s fight to save the world’s tigers
May 9th, 2019
Terrence McCoy on tiger farms in Laos. Chelsea Janes on the electability of 2020 candidates. Plus, Adrian Higgins on the man keeping orchids alive.
How a father-daughter relationship is helping define one 2020 candidate.
May 8th, 2019
Ashley Parker on Trump’s attempts to recast his response to Charlottesville. Ben Terris on how Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s relationship with her father has defined her candidacy. Plus, Anna Fifield on China’s attempt to …
The U.S. and China: It’s complicated
May 7th, 2019
Damian Paletta on the new tariffs President Trump wants to impose on China. Griff Witte on how Germany’s apprenticeship programs help refugees. Plus, Michael Kranish on America’s first black sports hero.
Inside Boeing’s boardroom during the 737 Max crisis
May 6th, 2019
Douglas MacMillan on how Boeing’s board didn’t focus on safety issues during the 737 Max crisis. Sally Jenkins on the morality of horse racing. Plus, …
Why the president's probable nominee for the Fed backed out
May 3rd, 2019
Heather Long on why President Trump’s presumed nominee stepped away from the Federal Reserve Board. DeNeen L. Brown on the enslaved African woman …
Police test facial recognition in Oregon. But privacy advocates have serious concerns.
May 2nd, 2019
Drew Harwell on the implications of using facial-recognition software in police work. Amie Ferris-Rotman on Afghanistan’s first lady speaking out for …
Barr answers for his handling of the Mueller report
May 1st, 2019
Devlin Barrett on Attorney General William P. Barr’s testimony. Maria Sacchetti on the Trump administration saying it may charge asylum seekers looking for refuge. Plus, Rick Maese on what happened when a female …
U.S. agencies want to 'Russia-proof' 2020. The White House isn't on board.
April 30th, 2019
Lena Sun on the growing cases of measles in the U.S. Shane Harris on the White House’s downplaying of warning signs of Russian interference ahead of the 2020 election. Plus, Simon Denyer on the end of an era in Japan.
President Trump leans on Fox host Lou Dobbs for policy advice
April 29th, 2019
Matt Zapotosky with a preview for Attorney General William P. Barr’s Mueller report testimony before Congress. Manuel Roig-Franzia on Lou Dobbs’s influence on President Trump. Plus, Samantha Schmidt on the ride service …
‘There are monsters in my room:’ How a smart home security system failed
April 26th, 2019
Reed Albergotti on how Nest, designed to keep intruders out, allowed access to hackers. Will Hobson on the ousting of the women’s basketball coach at UNC-Chapel Hill. And food critic Tom Sietsema with a proportional …
And then there were 20: Biden (finally) enters the race
April 25th, 2019
Matt Viser on former vice president Joe Biden jumping into the 2020 race. Gillian Brockell and Drew Harwell on the complications of grieving on social media. And what is breaking “Jeopardy!”? Emily Yahr explains.
‘This is a political war between the White House and Congress’
April 24th, 2019
Robert Costa on the White House’s attempts to keep aides from testifying to Congress. Jeff Stein on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s student-loan forgiveness plan. And Niha Masih on how far India will go for one vote.
‘The numbers are just staggering’: Death toll rises in Sri Lanka
April 23rd, 2019
Joanna Slater and Tony Romm with analysis on the Sri Lanka attacks and the government’s response. Rachael Bade on why Speaker Pelosi is tapping the brakes on impeachment talk. Aynne Kokas on China’s first sci-fi …
The method of Mueller: Inside the special counsel’s investigation
April 22nd, 2019
Rosalind S. Helderman with in-depth analysis of the Mueller investigation and where it hit dead ends. Dan Zak on Al Gore’s climate strategy. Plus, Philip Rucker on how President Trump uses the Marine One helicopter …
Trump ordered them to thwart Mueller. White House aides refused.
April 19th, 2019
Philip Rucker on the obstruction that could have been. Kimberly Kindy on how the pork industry could soon take more control of food safety checks. …
Everything you need to know from the Mueller report.
April 18th, 2019
Post reporters Rosalind S. Helderman, Shane Harris and Carol D. Leonnig break down the key findings of the redacted Mueller report released today by …
Trump shifting DHS focus from counterterrorism to immigration
April 17th, 2019
Nick Miroff reports on the major shift in focus at the Department of Homeland Security. Carlos Lozada dissects the brain trust surrounding Trump, the anti-intellectual president. Plus Joe Fox and Lauren Tierney visit a …
Why banning fringe users doesn't keep conspiracy theories off YouTube
April 16th, 2019
Philip Kennicott envisions Notre Dame’s reconstruction. Abby Ohlheiser reports on the resurfacing of Internet conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. And Emily Yahr talks about the Backstreet Boys and their hit single “I Want …
‘I saw the image ... and just gasped’: Shock, devastation as Notre Dame burns
April 15th, 2019
Robert McCartney reflects on the massive fire at Paris’s historic Notre Dame Cathedral. Toluse Olorunnipa breaks down 2020 candidates’ campaign …
The culture clash at the center of New York’s measles outbreak
April 12th, 2019
Lenny Bernstein on New York City’s mandatory vaccination order; Juliet Eilperin on how the military is approaching climate change differently than …
The U.S. case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
April 11th, 2019
Ellen Nakashima on Julian Assange’s arrest in London. Moriah Balingit on challenges for low-income Asian American students. Plus, Marian Anderson and …
Why is Julián Castro the only 2020 Democrat with an immigration plan?
April 10th, 2019
Michael Scherer on why Julián Castro is the only 2020 Democrat with an immigration plan. Emily Rauhala on Yazidi refugees in Canada. And Joel …
Mayor Pete Buttigieg on a religious left revival
April 9th, 2019
Toluse Olorunnipa on the staffing turmoil within the Department of Homeland Security. Sarah Pulliam Bailey on likely presidential candidate Pete …
High-risk lending caused the Great Recession. Could it happen again?
April 8th, 2019
Damian Paletta explains the dangers of leveraged loans. Loveday Morris examines Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s standing ahead of the Israeli legislative elections. Plus, Simon Denyer in Japan’s “city of …
He fought for justice. Now he’s facing misconduct allegations.
April 5th, 2019
Neena Satija and Wesley Lowery on the misconduct allegations against the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Sarah Ellison on Rupert …
What did AG Barr hold back from his Mueller report summary?
April 4th, 2019
Rosalind S. Helderman on the people upset about what was left out of the Mueller report summary. David Ignatius on Jamal Khashoggi’s killing six months later. Plus, Jonathan Capehart on voices from the civil rights …
Britax strollers kept crashing. Why wasn't there a recall?
April 3rd, 2019
Tara Bahrampour on how the census going digital could expose it to hacking and disinformation campaigns. Todd C. Frankel on how a stroller company …
The Supreme Court’s mixed messages on religious rights for death row inmates
April 2nd, 2019
Robert Barnes on the Supreme Court’s differing decisions on religious rights. Patricia Sullivan on how Amazon’s new headquarters in Virginia could …
Joe Biden is an affectionate guy. Is that a problem for a 2020 run?
April 1st, 2019
Elise Viebeck on scrutiny over Joe Biden’s interactions with women. Caroline Kitchener on the only new Republican woman in the House. Plus, …
Thought the fight over Obamacare was done? Think again.
March 29th, 2019
Paige Winfield Cunningham on Obamacare and the recent Justice Department efforts to overturn it. Carlos Lozada on lessons learned from past reports on presidential conduct. Plus, Anton Troianovski on a celebrity turned …
Will all 2020 Democrats release their tax returns?
March 28th, 2019
Holly Bailey on whether 2020 Democrats will release their tax returns. Laurie McGinley on the new FDA-approved depression treatments. Plus, Jon …
Questions about suicide and guns, after three deaths
March 27th, 2019
Katie Zezima and Joel Achenbach on gun control and the public health crisis of suicides. Anton Troianovski and Shane Harris on how Russia interfered …
With $270 million settlement, Purdue Pharma starts paying for the opioid crisis
March 26th, 2019
Katie Zezima on the pharmaceutical company’s landmark settlement. Amy Gardner on voting rights for felons in Florida. And Dan Zak on butterflies and the border wall.
What happens after Mueller? ‘There’s a long way to go.’
March 25th, 2019
Josh Dawsey and Karoun Demirjian report on Washington’s response to Attorney General William P. Barr’s summary of Robert S. Mueller III's Russia investigation. And Jeff Stein on Puerto Rico’s loss of food stamp funding.
Mueller finds no conspiracy with Russia but does not draw a conclusion on obstruction of justice
March 24th, 2019
Robert Mueller did not find evidence the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, according to a letter Attorney General William Barr delivered to Congress on Sunday. Post reporter Devlin Barrett joins Martine Powers for …
Roseanne Barr just can’t shut up
March 22nd, 2019
Paul Sonne on potential impacts of the Pentagon’s plan to fund the border wall; Geoff Edgers on his trip to Israel with Roseanne; and Ben Guarino on …
As a top prosecutor, Klobuchar often declined to pursue charges in police-involved killings
March 21st, 2019
Elise Viebeck and Michelle Lee on presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar’s history as a county prosecutor; Lenny Bernstein on a lack of HIV prevention …
The white candidates struggling to appeal to black voters
March 20th, 2019
Heather Long on the #MeToo moment in the field of economics; Cleve Wootson on 2020 candidates struggling to bridge the race gap; Rick Maese on another year without a near-mythical race.
After discrimination charges, Facebook making big changes to its ad system
March 19th, 2019
Tracy Jan explains expected changes to Facebook’s targeted ad system. Kate Woodsome on married couples in bureaucratic limbo because of Trump’s travel ban. Anna Fifield on the power of Haka.
How intelligence agencies grapple with the global reach of domestic terrorism
March 18th, 2019
Shane Harris on how intelligence agencies share domestic terrorism threats; Rosalind S. Helderman on what we already know about the special counsel’s investigation; and the growing list of states that want to change the …
How the New Zealand mosque shootings moved across social media
March 15th, 2019
Hamza Shaban on how YouTube, Facebook and Twitter failed to stop the spread of a violent video from the Christchurch mosque shootings. William Booth …
Pilots raised the alarm after last year’s Boeing crash. Then another plane went down.
March 14th, 2019
Aaron Gregg investigates pilot complaints to Boeing. Glenn Kessler dissects what socialism really means. And Brady Dennis reports on the young climate activists going on strike.
How the Obama administration missed the fentanyl crisis
March 13th, 2019
A Post investigation uncovers how federal officials failed to address the rising threat of synthetic opioids. Emily Rauhala breaks down Justin …
'Operation Varsity Blues': A college entrance bribery scheme
March 12th, 2019
An elaborate college entrance bribery scheme. When veterans take their lives in the very places they sought help. Plus, a space name odyssey.
Questions for Boeing after second deadly plane crash
March 11th, 2019
Brian Fung explains Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s push to crack down on tech companies. Aaron Gregg delves into the tragic crash of a commercial Boeing plane in Ethiopia. And Simon Denyer revisits Fukushima, the site of one …
From $22 an hour to $11: What the GM layoffs mean for workers
March 8th, 2019
Heather Long tells us about an uncertain future for laid-off autoworkers. Devlin Barrett explains why terrorists in the U.S. are rarely charged with “terrorism.” And Shelly Tan discusses a long-awaited superhero.
Joe Biden's 1975 rhetoric on race
March 7th, 2019
Matt Viser on what we can learn from an interview with Joe Biden from the 1970s. Cat Zakrzewski on Facebook’s privacy overhaul. Plus, Lavanya …
‘I take full responsibility’: How Kamala Harris dealt with a scandal as DA
March 6th, 2019
Michael Kranish on some questions Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) might face about her record as a prosecutor as 2020 heats up. Science reporter …
A second patient is free of HIV, offering new hope for a cure
March 5th, 2019
Carolyn Y. Johnson on the second patient who may be cured of HIV, and Karoun Demirjian on the Democrats’ post-Cohen strategy. Plus, Avi Selk on a …
A surge in border crossings that wouldn’t be solved by a wall
March 4th, 2019
Nick Miroff on a surge in border crossings that is expected to go up. Peggy McGlone on a philanthropic family’s ties to the opioid crisis. And the president is on the phone ... just to talk.
Will 'Leaving Neverland' make fans leave Michael Jackson?
March 1st, 2019
Hank Stuever on the new documentary about alleged sexual abuse by Michael Jackson. Joanna Slater explains the recent clashes in ongoing India-Pakistan border tensions. Plus, Avi Selk on waiting for the Mueller …
The fragility of citizenship
February 28th, 2019
Philip Rucker's debriefing on the Trump-Kim Hanoi summit. Ishaan Tharoor on the question of citizenship for westerners in the Islamic State. Plus, the Pentagon’s new effort to count civilian casualties in war from …
‘I’m here to tell the truth about Mr. Trump.’
February 27th, 2019
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer and personal attorney, appeared before a congressional committee today. Post reporters Karoun …
Trump and Kim look for a grand bargain in Hanoi
February 26th, 2019
Simon Denyer on what to expect from the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. Rosalind Helderman on the new details Michael Cohen’s testimony could offer. Plus, …
Democrats ready 'no' vote on national emergency
February 25th, 2019
Toluse Olorunnipa explains why House Democrats are challenging Trump’s national emergency. Nicole Ellis on her personal journey to figure out whether …
The teenagers trying to save the world
February 22nd, 2019
Anne Gearan on the Trump administration’s aid dilemma in Venezuela. Sarah Kaplan on the kids who are done waiting on adults to address climate …
Facebook’s billion-dollar blunder
February 21st, 2019
Tony Romm on Facebook potentially paying up after Cambridge Analytica. Christian Davenport on how rocket launches are muddying air travel. Plus, Orion Donovan-Smith on Liberian immigrants losing protections after …
With scandals growing, Catholic leaders gather for Vatican summit on sex abuse
February 20th, 2019
Chico Harlan on Roman Catholic Church leaders gathering for a summit about sex abuse. scandals. Michelle Ye Hee Lee on how small donors matter in a …
Bernie Sanders surprised everyone in 2016. Can he do it again?
February 19th, 2019
Aaron Blake on Bernie Sanders’s second presidential run. Steven Rich on the emotional impact of a school lockdown. Plus, Robin Givhan on the life and …
Can impeachment appear legitimate in a hyperpartisan universe?
February 18th, 2019
Carlos Lozada on the legitimacy of impeachment in a partisan climate. Plus, columnist David Ignatius examines the state of U.S.-Saudi relations after …
Trump braces for challenges to emergency declaration
February 15th, 2019
Damian Paletta on the details of President Trump's emergency declaration. Anthony Faiola on the continuing political battle in Venezuela. Plus, …
Why President Trump is declaring a national emergency
February 14th, 2019
Josh Dawsey on Trump’s plans to avoid another shutdown but still declare a national emergency. Rosalind S. Helderman on how Paul Manafort lied to …
A smaller refund this year? That doesn’t mean your taxes went up.
February 13th, 2019
Heather Long explains why your tax refund may be smaller this year. Lenny Bernstein on organ transplant oversight in the United States. And Sarah Kaplan with a sweet farewell to the Mars rover Opportunity.
There’s a deal to avert a government shutdown — but is Trump on board?
February 12th, 2019
Josh Dawsey on whether we’re heading for another shutdown. Juliet Eilperin on how late-term abortions have become political. And a Post reader on …
Loyal bulldog, furious fixer: The two Michael Cohens
February 11th, 2019
Paul Schwartzman on the path that led Michael Cohen to Donald Trump. Lena Sun on the preventable measles outbreak in Washington state. And Anna …
Jeff Bezos takes on the National Enquirer
February 8th, 2019
Marc Fisher on the evolution of Jeff Bezos’s tabloid scandal — and its potential political implications. Plus, Geoff Edgers on how Aerosmith and …
Charges of racism and sexual assault upend Va. politics
February 7th, 2019
Fenit Nirappil on the mounting scandals engulfing Virginia’s state government. Michael E. Miller on the diminishing threat of MS-13 to the nation. …
Elizabeth Warren apologizes for Native American heritage claims
February 6th, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to The Post’s Annie Linskey after her apology for claims of Native American heritage. Plus, Karen DeYoung on the Trump …
The selective investigation of North Carolina’s alleged voter fraud
February 5th, 2019
Amy Gardner reports on how prosecutors deal with voter fraud in North Carolina. Vanessa Williams looks at the Democrat responding to Trump’s State of …
How Trump’s lifetime appointments are reshaping federal courts
February 4th, 2019
President Trump installs a record number of appeals court judges, Ann Marimow reports. Shane Harris dissects the White House feud with its own intelligence agencies. Plus: Roxanne Roberts on how the “designated …
For black boys who don’t want to play in the NFL
February 1st, 2019
Today, Matt Viser on what separates Cory Booker from the 2020 pack. Former New England Patriot Martellus Bennett on looking beyond sports for black …
How an assault victim sought justice when the system failed her
January 31st, 2019
How one assault victim fought back against a successful D.C. chef. The tumultuous relationship between President Trump and Michael Bloomberg. And, …
What does Huawei have to do with the U.S.-China trade war?
January 30th, 2019
Anna Fifield and Devlin Barrett break down how charges against the Chinese tech firm Huawei influence U.S. and Chinese relations. Plus, Aaron C. Davis on how some people who worked during the shutdown won’t be seeing a …
Why the polar vortex is really a symptom of global warming
January 29th, 2019
Why record-breaking low temperatures aren’t evidence against global warming. Plus: Ian Shapira on former U.S. spies now in Congress and Nia Decaille on a rapper redefining black motherhood.
They only had each other. Then one became a mass shooter.
January 28th, 2019
The brother of the confessed Parkland shooter wrestles with his responsibility to his only family member. After a Trump club fired about a dozen undocumented workers, they’re fighting back. And a love triangle that …
The shutdown is over — for now. What happens next?
January 25th, 2019
As a 35-day partial government shutdown comes to a close, Paul Kane explains why President Trump finally gave in to pressure. And Rosalind S. …
A diplomatic crisis in Venezuela
January 24th, 2019
Carol Morello on why Venezuela may be on the verge of a coup. Abby Ohlheiser on how the Mall standoff went viral. Plus, Angela Fritz on the …
Senate shutdown votes are ‘fundamentally designed not to pass’
January 23rd, 2019
Seung Min Kim on stalled legislative efforts to end the seemingly never-ending shutdown. Moriah Balingit on the state of public school systems in …
544 days in an Iranian prison
January 22nd, 2019
The Washington Post’s columnist Jason Rezaian on his imprisonment in Iran. Eugene Scott on how Kamala Harris’s identity is shaping her presidential …
One civil rights icon is ‘trying to demystify the hero thing’
January 21st, 2019
Six decades after Minnijean Brown became one of the Little Rock Nine, one of the first nine black students to desegregate a high school in Little …
Who owns the Women’s March?
January 18th, 2019
Kimberly Kindy on federal prison workers who aren’t getting enough support during the partial government shutdown. Marissa Lang on the tensions surrounding the Women’s March. Plus, the career troubles of R&B singer …
The Founding Fathers never planned for the Trump International Hotel
January 17th, 2019
David Fahrenthold on a government watchdog report questioning the constitutionality of Trump’s D.C. hotel lease. William Booth on Britain's many …
Kirsten Gillibrand wants you to know her name
January 16th, 2019
Jenna Johnson on the gradual policy shifts of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), newly announced presidential hopeful. Sudarsan Raghavan on the …
Does Beto O’Rourke have something to say?
January 15th, 2019
Jenna Johnson talks to Beto O’Rourke after his bid for U.S. Senate. Matt Zapotosky on the confirmation hearing for an attorney general nominee. Plus, Drew Harwell on how his YouTube search for “RBG” yielded unexpected …
Trump’s secrecy around Putin talks are ‘part of a much broader pattern’
January 14th, 2019
Greg Miller on the president keeping notes from meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin to himself. Darryl Fears on an executive order that may thin millions of acres of forests. Plus, the hit musical “Hamilton” …
Why R. Kelly’s accusers were rarely heard — until now
January 11th, 2019
Geoff Edgers dives into the history of sexual misconduct claims against R. Kelly. Tim Carman questions the value of his food column, the $20 Diner. …
January 10th, 2019
As President Trump continues to press his case for a wall, Maria Sacchetti dispels misinformation about the U.S.-Mexico border. Plus, Nicolás Maduro …
Meanwhile, in the Mueller investigation
January 9th, 2019
While the shutdown drama continues, it’s been a big week in the special counsel investigation. Plus, the administration quietly considers a rollback …
No exit: Trump’s shutdown strategy
January 8th, 2019
Reporter Robert Costa on what is happening the behind the scenes as the budget stalemate shows no sign of abating. Plus, Christopher Mooney on how a …
To build border wall, Trump considers national emergency powers
January 7th, 2019
President Trump is threatening to call a national emergency to build a border wall. Post reporter David Nakamura explains whether that’s possible, or even legal. Plus, tech reporter Geoffrey Fowler takes us on a ride …
The confounding case of alleged spy Paul Whelan
January 4th, 2019
Shane Harris tells the story about a former Marine being detained in Russia on suspicion of spying. Annie Linskey on how the “likability” question will affect female 2020 candidates. Plus, voices from the government …
New Congress, same old shutdown
January 3rd, 2019
Seung Min Kim explains how Congress might tackle the shutdown. Colby Itkowitz on whether the new Congress is as diverse as it seems. Plus, Ian …
Dysfunction junction: Why we have a ‘do nothing’ Congress
January 2nd, 2019
Paul Kane on why Congress can’t function. Drew Harwell explains the disturbing use of artificial intelligence to put real-life women’s faces in …
102 Americans on what unites us
January 1st, 2019
Book critic Carlos Lozada declares his pick for the most memorable book of the last year. And Americans share what they believe unites our often-divided country.
Goodbye, 2018. Hello, 2020.
December 31st, 2018
Annie Linskey tells us about Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren throwing her hat in the presidential ring. The Washington Post’s Style section selects what’s in and what’s out for 2019. Plus, the origin story of a pop …
After Mollie Tibbetts’s politicized death, an unlikely kindness
December 28th, 2018
The death of Mollie Tibbetts became an immigration talking point, but reporter Terrence McCoy tells the unlikely story of immense kindness in the …
All aboard the market roller coaster
December 27th, 2018
Heather Long breaks down the tumultuous markets. Julie Zauzmer shares her story on Jews being paid to move to Alabama. Plus, Tom Cruise and video …
The story behind a global e-scooter recall
December 26th, 2018
Peter Holley investigates the dangers of e-scooters. Philip Rucker debriefs on the president’s surprise trip to Iraq over this tumultuous holiday. …
A home for the holidays
December 25th, 2018
This year, 10-year-old Kamiya Johnson will be home for the holidays. Post reporter Jessica Contrera says that Kamiya’s family was able to leave a …
How Ben Carson is rolling back fair-housing enforcement
December 24th, 2018
Tracy Jan reports on how Ben Carson’s HUD cut back on investigating housing discrimination. Lori Aratani explains why airplane bathrooms keep getting smaller. Plus, Geoffrey Fowler on the ever-rising costs of Apple …
‘The sound and the fury’: Another week in the White House
December 21st, 2018
As a shutdown nears, White House reporter Josh Dawsey recounts President Trump’s chaotic week. Senior editor Marc Fisher on the evolution of former …
U.S. troops to leave Syria. Now what?
December 20th, 2018
What it means for the U.S. to pull forces out of Syria. The fashion industry’s mixed messages to plus-size women. Plus, when Congress weighed a …
How a ‘law and order’ party embraced prison reform
December 19th, 2018
The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill overhauling the federal prison system. What it takes to mend relationships between the police and …
Why President Trump is shutting down his charity
December 18th, 2018
President Trump’s charity will shut down amid allegations that he used it for personal and political gain. In the second part of our Murder With …
Murder With Impunity: Surrounded by homicide
December 17th, 2018
A New Orleans mother who lost three children in homicides now fears for her last. Plus, a new report prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee details how the Russians sought to influence the 2016 election in favor …
When a 7-year-old dies on Border Patrol’s watch
December 14th, 2018
A 7-year-old girl died after being taken into Border Patrol custody, reportedly from dehydration and exhaustion. Also, the U.S. responds to climate …
Brexit: ‘The word you’re looking for is shambolic’
December 13th, 2018
Now that Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote by her party, can she pull off Brexit? Also, what the new “Spider-Man” film means to an …
Michael Cohen, sentenced Wednesday, says he's free from Trump
December 12th, 2018
Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison. Google’s CEO visits the Post to discuss the tech giant’s future. Plus, why it’s maybe OK that First Lady Melania Trump doesn’t actually want to be the first …
Live from the Oval Office, it’s Tuesday afternoon!
December 11th, 2018
President Trump faces off with Democratic lawmakers Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in a nationally televised shouting match. How a flute player’s lawsuit illuminates the gender pay gap in America. Plus, 95 percent of …
Who wants to be White House chief of staff?
December 10th, 2018
Just as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation heats up, President Trump struggles to find a new chief of staff. Also, right-wing …
What one man’s death says about the asylum court system
December 7th, 2018
Apple’s new heart-healthy tech might be better for the anxious and not the ailing. Also, a dead man’s children seek asylum in the same court that denied him.
Deal or no deal?: Theresa May’s Brexit standoff
December 6th, 2018
A vote on Britain’s separation from the European Union, how veterans’ stay at Trump’s D.C. hotel (courtesy of Saudi Arabia) may have violated the …
The midterm election that's still not over
December 5th, 2018
An investigation into possible election fraud in North Carolina, the dismantling of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and one former …
Democrats set the stage (literally) for 2020
December 4th, 2018
The Democratic National Committee struggles to find a big-enough stage for likely presidential candidates. Plus, the second and final installment of our series “An Affair. The Mob. A Murder.”
Prime Suspect, Part 1: An Affair. The Mob. A Murder.
December 3rd, 2018
One September morning a Post reporter gets a call with new information about a murder she covered 30 years ago. Plus, how climate change became a partisan issue in the United States.
Introducing ‘Post Reports’
November 28th, 2018
Here it is: the new daily podcast from the newsroom of The Washington Post. “Post Reports,” hosted by Martine Powers, will bring you all the reporting and insight you expect from The Post, but for your ears. Launching …