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The Ukraine counteroffensive (and the dam attack).

The Ukraine war. Yesterday, as Ukraine's counteroffensive appeared to be underway, news broke that  a major dam and hydroelectric power... more

07 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
Pride Month controversy.

Pride month. June in the United States is Pride Month, when members of the LGBTQ community celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual,... more

06 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
Why are insurers fleeing California?

California home insurers. Last week, State Farm said it would stop selling new insurance policies to homeowners in California as... more

05 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
RFK Jr. is running against Biden.

RFK Jr. In April, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed paperwork to run for president in 2024 as a Democrat. The... more

01 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
The Supreme Court's Clean Water Act decision.

The Clean Water Act. On Thursday, the Supreme Court established a more stringent test to determine whether the Clean Water... more

31 May 2023 · 26 minutes
The Biden-McCarthy debt ceiling deal.

The debt ceiling deal. Days before a potential default, President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced an agreement to... more

30 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Ron DeSantis is running for president.

Ron DeSantis. Florida's Republican governor officially announced his 2024 presidential campaign on Wednesday; first by releasing a campaign launch video,... more

25 May 2023 · 24 minutes
The Supreme Court's Section 230 decision.

Twitter v. Taamneh and Gonzalez v. Google LLC. On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled against the family of a 2017... more

24 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Tim Scott is running for president.

Tim Scott. On Monday, South Carolina Republican Tim Scott officially announced his bid for president in 2024. Scott, a 57-year-old... more

23 May 2023 · 23 minutes
U.S. agrees to send Ukraine F-16 jets.

F-16s for Ukraine. The United States and its allies are planning to provide F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine as part... more

22 May 2023 · 22 minutes
The debt ceiling standoff intensifies.

The debt ceiling. Negotiations over the debt ceiling appear to be coming to a head. President Joe Biden and House... more

18 May 2023 · 25 minutes
John Durham's final report.

The Durham report. On Monday, special counsel John Durham released his long-awaited report examining how the FBI handled its investigation... more

17 May 2023 · 26 minutes
The Daniel Penny charges.

The Daniel Penny charges. Daniel Penny, who was seen putting Jordan Neely in a chokehold on a New York subway... more

16 May 2023 · 22 minutes
The Biden investigation findings.

The Biden investigation. Last week, the House Oversight Committee released an interim report saying it had unearthed evidence that Biden's family members,... more

15 May 2023 · 24 minutes
The End of Title 42 (for real this time).

Title 42. On Thursday, May 11, the controversial Trump-era public health restriction will come to an end at midnight. Title 42... more

11 May 2023 · 24 minutes
The Trump verdict.

Today's topic contains descriptions of sexual assault and language that may be inappropriate for some readers. Donald Trump and E. Jean... more

10 May 2023 · 27 minutes
North Carolina's Supreme Court makes a splash.

North Carolina's Supreme Court. Earlier this month, the North Carolina Supreme Court sided with Republicans in three major rulings: upholding... more

09 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Jordan Neely's death.

Jordan Neely's death. On Monday afternoon, Neely was aboard a subway train in New York City when he began shouting... more

08 May 2023 · 23 minutes
The Supreme Court will re-examine Chevron.

The Chevron deference. On Monday, the Supreme Court said it would reconsider the so-called Chevron deference, a 1984 precedent that... more

04 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Should Dianne Feinstein retire?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The 89-year-old senator has served in the Senate for more than 30 years, making her the... more

03 May 2023 · 22 minutes
A Supreme Court ethics bill.

Supreme Court ethics. In the last few weeks, calls for a Supreme Court code of conduct have grown louder. On... more

02 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Republicans pass debt ceiling bill.

The debt ceiling. On Wednesday, House Republicans narrowly passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling to $31.4 trillion while... more

01 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Michael Morell's testimony.

Michael Morell. Last week, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of... more

27 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Biden announces his 2024 run.

Biden 2024. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden officially announced his plan to run for president in 2024, setting up a... more

26 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Tucker Carlson ousted by Fox News.

Tucker Carlson. On Monday, Fox News announced it was parting ways with Tucker Carlson, its most popular primetime host and... more

25 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
The Supreme Court's abortion pill order.

The Supreme Court's mifepristone order. On Friday night, the Supreme Court granted a request from the Biden administration and a... more

24 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
Russia's arrest of Evan Gershkovich.

Evan Gershkovich. On Tuesday, a Russian court upheld the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested... more

20 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
The Fox News settlement.

The Fox-Dominion settlement. On Tuesday, Fox News agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million to settle their defamation lawsuit and avoid... more

19 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
The Bud Light-Dylan Mulvaney controversy.

Bud Light. Last week, one of America's most iconic beer brands became the center of a culture war controversy after... more

18 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Jack Teixeira gets arrested for intel leaks.

Jack Teixeira. On Thursday, the 21-year-old U.S. Air National Guardsman was arrested by the FBI for allegedly leaking classified military... more

17 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
The expulsion of two Tennessee Democrats.

Tennessee’s legislators. On Wednesday, Tennessee lawmaker Justine Pearson was reinstated to the state House after a unanimous vote from the... more

14 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Two years ago, I quit my job. Today, I need your help.

Please, help us out by watching this trailer for the new Tangle YouTube channel! Support us with a subscription here or... more

13 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
A major intelligence leak.

Last month, a trove of about 100 pages of classified documents began appearing on Discord, an app for group discussions.... more

12 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
The abortion pill ruling.

On Friday, mifepristone, the most commonly used method of abortion in the United States, was thrown into legal ambiguity after... more

11 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
The Trump charges, and we're taking a break.

Yesterday, former President Donald Trump was arraigned and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg unsealed his indictment and statement of facts in the case. At... more

05 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
The critical race in Wisconsin.

On Tuesday, voters in Wisconsin will vote in an election that could impact not just abortion rights in Wisconsin and... more

04 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
The Trump indictment.

In mid-March, we covered the "imminent" Trump indictment after the former president said he was going to be arrested in... more

03 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Republicans pass "parental rights" bill.

On Friday, House Republicans passed an education bill focused on "parental rights" in the classroom, making a major political statement... more

30 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
The child labor laws in Arkansas.

Earlier this month, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed HB1410, known as the "Youth Hiring Act of 2023." Most controversially,... more

29 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
The protests in Israel.

On Monday, weeks of protests in Israel hit a fever pitch as hundreds of thousands of residents took to the... more

28 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
Interest rates go up (again).

Last week, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the ninth time since March of 2022, this time by a... more

27 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
INTERVIEW: Political psychologist Steven Kull

On today's episode, we sit down with political psychologist Steven Kull and talk about developing new methods for giving us... more

24 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
A TikTok ban.

Members of Congress are proposing a TikTok ban. What are the best arguments for and against it? Plus, a reader... more

23 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
The Iraq War anniversary.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. On March 17, 2003, former President George... more

22 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
Vladimir Putin's arrest warrant.

On Saturday, the International Criminal Court accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes, and issued a warrant for his... more

21 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
The "imminent" Trump indictment.

On Saturday, former President Donald Trump claimed he is going to be arrested on Tuesday and called for supporters to... more

20 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
The Republican position on Ukraine.

On Monday, Fox News published the results of a questionnaire it presented to every leading Republican presidential candidate about their... more

16 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
Biden approves a new oil drilling project.

On Monday, the Biden administration said it was going to approve an oil drilling project in Alaska's North Slope, a... more

15 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
The SVB bank failure, explained.

Over the weekend, U.S. regulators took over Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) after it collapsed on Friday morning. In a matter... more

14 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Biden proposes a new budget.

On Thursday, President Joe Biden released a $6.8 trillion budget plan for 2024 that he says will cut deficits by... more

13 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Tucker Carlson releases January 6 footage.

On Monday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired his first segment on January 6 after receiving some 41,000 hours of... more

09 Mar 2023 · 31 minutes
The ESG debate.

Last week, a Republican bill to prevent pension fund managers from basing their investment decisions on things like climate change... more

08 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Trump dominates at CPAC.

We're covering Trump's dominance at CPAC, his speech, and the reactions to it from the right and left. Plus, a... more

07 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
The Washington D.C. crime bill.

Today, we're breaking down the debate over the Washington D.C. crime bill and Biden's decision to oppose it. Plus, a... more

06 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Biden's new immigration rule.

Last week, the Biden administration announced a new temporary rule that will penalize asylum seekers who cross the border illegally... more

02 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Student loan cancellation and the Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a challenge to President Biden's student debt cancellation program. Members of... more

01 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
The Covid lab-leak theory.

On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) concluded the Covid-19 pandemic most likely... more

28 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
The cause of the East Palestine train crash.

We covered the story of East Palestine in a special Friday edition, which included original reporting on what happened there.... more

27 Feb 2023 · 29 minutes
Section 230 hits the Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Gonzalez v. Google, a case that could change the liability social media... more

23 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
Biden's surprise Ukraine visit.

On Monday, President Biden made a surprise visit to the capital of Ukraine. It was the first time in the... more

22 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
John Fetterman's hospitalizations.

On Wednesday night, Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to receive treatment for... more

21 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
The Colorado river water fight.

In late January, the seven states that rely on the Colorado River for water failed to strike a water-sharing deal... more

16 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
The UFOs we are shooting down.

In a matter of eight days, U.S. fighter jets have shot down four objects across North America. The first was... more

15 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
Valentine's Day Special: I interview my wife.

On today's special episode of Tangle, as a way to celebrate Valentine's Day, I sat down and interviewed my wife.... more

14 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Republicans & Social Security.

During last week's State of the Union address, President Biden claimed that "some Republicans" want to sunset Social Security and... more

13 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
INTERVIEW: Manu Meel on bringing college students together.

Manu Meel is the CEO of Bridge USA, a nationwide movement on college campuses that aims to promote open discussion... more

12 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
Democrats change their primary calendar.

On Saturday, the Democratic National Committee approved President Biden's proposed changes to the primary calendar for 2024, making South Carolina... more

09 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
Biden’s State of the Union address.

Last night, President Biden delivered his second ever State of the Union, an annual address to Congress and the country... more

08 Feb 2023 · 29 minutes
The Ilhan Omar controversy.

Ilhan Omar. Rep. Omar (D-MN) was voted off of the Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday. Last week, we covered the... more

07 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
The (alleged) Chinese spy balloon.

On Saturday, a United States military fighter jet shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon over the Atlantic Ocean, about... more

06 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
Nikki Haley is running for president.

Yesterday, news broke that the former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley will be announcing an official campaign for president on... more

02 Feb 2023 · 24 minutes
Biden will end Covid emergency.

The end of the Covid emergency. On Monday, the White House said it is planning to end its emergency declarations... more

01 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
The Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell removal.

The House committees. Last week, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) formally removed Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA)... more

31 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
The death of Tyre Nichols.

Today, we're covering the death of Tyre Nichols, and the footage that was released on Friday. Plus, an under-the-radar story... more

30 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
INTERVIEW: The case for 9 justices

On today's podcast, we are sitting down with Paul Summers and Steve Rosenthal, two of the men behind the Keep... more

27 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
Ukraine gets its tanks.

On Wednesday, after weeks of deliberation, the German government said it would send 14 of its modern Leopard 2 main... more

26 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
Florida's African American Studies debate.

On Friday, the Florida Department of Education said it will not allow an Advanced Placement (AP) class on African American... more

25 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
The reparations proposal in San Francisco.

Last week, a committee in San Francisco released a reparations proposal for the city that includes $5 million for each... more

24 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
More Biden classified documents.

Biden's classified documents. We first covered this story on January 12. Hours after we published that piece, Attorney General Merrick... more

23 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
A gas stove ban (or not).

Gas stoves. Last week, Richard Trumka Jr., a commissioner on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, said his agency was... more

19 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
The George Santos scandal.

Rep. George Santos (R-NY). In the November election, Santos flipped New York's 3rd District red, defeating Democrat Robert Zimmerman. But... more

18 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
The debt ceiling, explained.

The debt ceiling (or debt limit). During the recent debate over the next Speaker of the House, one of the... more

17 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
Biden's classified documents.

Today, we're covering the classified documents found at a Biden think tank, and the latest news about a batch of... more

12 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
Biden's new border plan.

President Biden has announced a tougher stance on immigration at the border, saying the U.S. would begin turning away Cubans,... more

11 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
The $1.6 trillion omnibus bill.

Last month, Congress passed a $1.65 trillion government funding bill that provides record allocations for defense and sends more emergency... more

10 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
Republicans pick Kevin McCarthy for Speaker.

McCarthy is finally in. On Saturday, the 57-year-old Republican representative Kevin McCarthy from California was elected Speaker of the House... more

09 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
Reader Interview, Part V: Rick McPherson

Rick is a 61-year-old maintenance technician at a Steel Mill in Butler, Pennsylvania. He is married with four children aged... more

06 Jan 2023 · 50 minutes
Reader interview, Part 4: Kristen / Jon

Kristen (who sometimes goes by Jon) is from Des Moines, Iowa. They are a Christian, raised Catholic in a moderate... more

05 Jan 2023 · 43 minutes
Reader interview, Part 3: Bradley

Bradley Pierce is a 40-year-old Christian, attorney, father of 10, husband of one, who says he is pro-parental rights, anti-abortion,... more

04 Jan 2023 · 59 minutes
Reader interview, Part 2: Miriam

Miriam Stein is a Gen X woman from Yucipa, California, a mom of 2 teens & married for 25 years. She... more

03 Jan 2023 · 45 minutes
Reader Interview, Part 1: Jamie

Jamie Costello is a 39-year-old American woman from Maryville, Tennessee, who feels politically homeless. She is also a disabled combat veteran... more

02 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
INTERVIEW: Simon Rosenberg, the man who got 2022 right.

In our last preview of the 2022 election, I cited Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg as a "unique voice" in a... more

23 Dec 2022 · 39 minutes
I'm about to disappear (for a little).

We're rounding up the year and giving you an opportunity to tell us what you think. Take the survey: https://forms.gle/SiKB4mMtDMYVQ68w6 Need a gift?... more

21 Dec 2022 · 12 minutes
The Republican fight for Speaker of the House.

In the 2022 midterms, Republicans won the House of Representatives 222-213, grabbing the same number of seats Democrats currently hold... more

20 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
November's inflation numbers.

Last month, consumer prices rose 7.1% from a year ago, down from 7.7% in October and the peak of 9.1%... more

19 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
The Respect for Marriage Act.

The Respect for Marriage Act. Yesterday, President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law, a bill that codifies... more

15 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Twitter Files: Part 2, 3, 4, and 5

We're covering Parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Twitter files. Plus, a question about the Nord Stream pipeline... more

14 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
The Senate's two immigration bills.

We're covering the two immigration bills that are being debate in the lame-duck session of Congress. Plus, a very big... more

13 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Kyrsten Sinema leaves the Democratic Party.

We're covering Kyrsten Sinema's decision to leave the Democratic party and a reader question about what is going to happen... more

12 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
The independent state legislature theory.

We're covering the independent state legislature theory, and the arguments around it that happened before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.... more

08 Dec 2022 · 30 minutes
The same-sex wedding website case.

In today's issue, we're covering the Supreme Court case where a Colorado web designer is challenging the state's anti-discrimination laws.... more

07 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
The Georgia Senate runoff.

It's Election Day in Georgia, where voters are deciding between Sen. Raphael Warnock and challenger Herschel Walker. Plus, a question... more

06 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
The Twitter files on Hunter Biden.

Today, we're covering Twitter's decision to suppress the Hunter Biden story and the new leaks showing internal discussions. Plus, an... more

05 Dec 2022 · 26 minutes
The potential railroad strike.

Congress is trying to stop a potential railroad workers strike. But is Biden on the right side of the issue?... more

01 Dec 2022 · 26 minutes
The Indian Child Welfare Act.

Today, we're covering one of the most complex stories Tangle has ever seen: The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.... more

30 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
The protests in China.

We're breaking down the protests in China and what they mean for the world. Plus, a question about mass shooting... more

29 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
The Colorado Springs shooting.

In today's edition of Tangle, we're going to be breaking down the Colorado Springs shooting and what we know about... more

28 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
A note to listeners from Isaac.

Thanks from Isaac and the whole Tangle team.  In the spirit of giving, we ask that you share this url: www.readtangle.com/give.... more

23 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
The (new) Trump special counsel.

We're breaking down the appoinment of another special counsel investigator to look into Trump. Plus, a question about who Democrats... more

22 Nov 2022 · 25 minutes
Nancy Pelosi steps down.

Nancy Pelosi steps down from her leadership position. Plus, an update on a reader question from last week about candidate... more

21 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
The FTX collapse, explained.

We're going long on Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX, the complicated story of a Democratic mega donor and cryptocurrency exchange going... more

17 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
Trump announces presidential run.

We're covering Trump's big announcement for another presidential run. Plus, we've got a new survey on how you're feeling about... more

16 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
What the latest inflation numbers mean.

We're covering the latest inflation numbers and what they mean (some good news, maybe?)... plus, a question about what candidates... more

15 Nov 2022 · 25 minutes
Democrats win the Senate.

We're covering the results from the 2022 midterms, including Democrats officially taking the Senate. Plus, a question about why some... more

14 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
Everything we missed (and an update).

We're covering everything that didn't make it into the newsletter yesterday, a reader question, and Isaac's thoughts on some of... more

10 Nov 2022 · 25 minutes
SPECIAL EDITION: Democrats' shocking performance.

We're taking a look at Democrats suprisingly strong night, where the midterm race stands now, and what to expect in... more

09 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
It's Election Day.

We're giving our final preview and rundown of the midterms, what we're watching, and what to expect. Plus, a question... more

08 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
Brazil's new (old) president.

Today, we're covering the return of Lula. We also have a reader question about how to prepare for the midterms. You... more

07 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
SPECIAL EDITION: Yes, you should vote.

Election day is in four days. Today, Tangle founder Isaac Saul discusses the reasons most people don't vote, and why you... more

04 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
Affirmative action at the Supreme Court.

Today, we're covering the debate over affirmative action, and going long on the arguments for and against it. Plus, a... more

03 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
Elon Musk takes over Twitter.

We're breaking down the Elon takeover of Twitter. Plus, a question about "grassroots" movements and an important reader survey about... more

01 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
Progressives retract letter on Ukraine.

Today, we're covering the progressives criticism of Biden's approach in Ukraine — and then the backtracking. Plus, a correction and... more

31 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
The Fetterman-Oz debate.

Today, we're covering the John Fetterman vs. Dr. Mehmet Oz debate. Plus, a question about how I think of Tangle,... more

27 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
The pandemic learning losses.

Today, we're covering the results from the "Nation's Report Card," which showed significant drops in learning for fourth and eighth... more

26 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
Courts halt student debt forgiveness.

We're breaking down the lawsuits that threaten Biden's student loan plan. Plus, a reader question about the Republican party platform... more

25 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
INTERVIEW: Ivan Moore on Alaska and ranked choice voting.

Ivan Moore is one of Alaska's top pollsters. Today, he sits down with Tangle to discuss ranked choice voting, the... more

20 Oct 2022 · 34 minutes
Biden's gig economy rule.

We're covering the new rules about contractors and the gig economy, which could impact millions of workers. Plus, a question... more

19 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
The scandal in Los Angeles.

We're discussing the scandal in Los Angeles over a leaked audio recording of racist remarks. Plus, a question about why... more

18 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
September's troubling inflation numbers.

We're covering the latest inflation numbers from the Labor Department, what they mean, and who has gotten most of this... more

17 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
Biden's mass pardons. (MONDAY'S NEWSLETTER)

We're covering Biden's announcement of a wave of pardons. Plus, a question about state residency and running for office, and... more

14 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
The war in Ukraine escalates.

Today, we're covering some harrowing updates from the war in Ukraine. Plus, a question about drawing the perfect congressional map. You... more

13 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
The protests in Iran, explained.

We're covering the protests in Iran and what they mean for Iranians and the U.S. Plus, a question about how... more

12 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
OPEC+ announces oil cuts.

We're covering the decision by OPEC+ nations to cut oil production — and what it means for gas prices and... more

11 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
The Alabama gerrymandering case.

We're covering the voting rights cases in front of the Supreme Court. Plus, a preview of tomorrow's edition. No listener... more

06 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
Have an easy fast...

We're taking the day (mostly) off in observation of Yom Kippur. To those of you observing, we wish you an... more

05 Oct 2022 · 6 minutes
Ukraine's advance.

We're covering the latest from the war in Ukraine — including the annexations of four regions and Ukraine's advances. Plus,... more

04 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
The new Supreme Court term

We're covering the upcoming Supreme Court term. Also, a reader question about finding good presidential candidates and a brief note... more

03 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
Some big Tangle announcements.

Today, Isaac apologizes for not answering your email, announces some changes at Tangle, and launches our charity drive. Links: Our advertising policy: https://www.readtangle.com/tangle-advertising-policy/ Advertise... more

30 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
Who attacked the Nord Stream pipeline?

Unpacking the global whodunnit. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and today’s “Have a nice... more

29 Sep 2022 · 29 minutes
The Energy Independence and Security Act.

The controversial permitting reform bill. Plus, a question about how Isaac starts his day, and a special shoutout to three... more

28 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
Elections in Italy.

The elections in Italy and a question about talking to people who believe in conspiracies. You can read today's podcast here,... more

27 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
The fraud lawsuit against Trump.

We're covering the New York attorney general's lawsuit into Trump. Plus, a question about food prices. You can read today's podcast... more

26 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
INTERVIEW: Michael McDonald on midterms, "The Big Lie", and mail-in voting

On today's episode, we sit down with election expert Michael McDonald. Michael is the author of the new book From... more

25 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Electoral Count Act reform.

We are covering the Electoral Count Act reforms and skipping our reader question. Plus, a preview of tomorrow and a... more

22 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
Biden says the pandemic is over.

Plus, a question about Lindsey Graham's abortion bill. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under the Radar” story here, and... more

21 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
Lindsey Graham's abortion bill.

Lindsey Graham's abortion bill, a question about the migrants in Martha's Vineyard, and the incoming challenge to student debt cancellation. Click... more

20 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
Martha's Vineyard migrants.

The Martha's Vineyard story. Plus, a question about where migrants cross the border. You can read today's podcast here, today’s “Under... more

19 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
The August inflation report.

We're covering the latest inflation news. Plus, some reader feedback, a preview of tomorrow's subscribers-only newsletter, and a question about... more

15 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
The Pennsylvania senate race.

The race that could decide the Senate. Plus, a question about Gov. Abbott's immigration policy. You can read today's podcast here,... more

14 Sep 2022 · 28 minutes
Ukraine's counteroffensive.

Happy 1 year anniversary to the Tangle Podcast! Advancing Ukrainian troops have made sudden gains with "shocking speed" in the northeastern... more

13 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
INTERVIEW: Michael McDonald on midterms, "The Big Lie", and mail-in voting

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