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Isaac Saul

Independent, non-partisan politics news where you'll hear the best arguments from across the political spectrum on the news of the day. Plus,... more

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INTERVIEW: Isaac talks with Haviv Gur

I spoke with Haviv Gur, an Israeli analyst who  — in my humble opinion — is one of the deepest... more

26 May 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Texas Governor pardons man who killed BLM protester.

The Daniel Perry pardon. Last Thursday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) pardoned Daniel Perry, a former U.S. Army sergeant who... more

23 May 2024 · 38 minutes
The death of Iran's president.

The helicopter crash in Iran. On Sunday, a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and six... more

22 May 2024 · 27 minutes
The Supreme Court's CFPB ruling.

The CFPB ruling. On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected a conservative-led challenge to the funding structure of the Consumer Financial... more

21 May 2024 · 38 minutes
The Samuel Alito controversy.

The Samuel Alito controversy. On Thursday, The New York Times reported that an American flag was hanging upside-down outside the... more

20 May 2024 · 23 minutes
The Sunday Podcast: Isaac opens up a 10 pack

Ari is on the road coaching the University of Vermont’s frisbee team in college nationals (Go Ari!). So this week,... more

19 May 2024 · 48 minutes
Biden imposes new tariffs on China.

Biden's China tariffs. On Tuesday, President Biden announced major new tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, advanced batteries, solar cells, steel,... more

16 May 2024 · 36 minutes
An update on Trump's hush money trial.

The latest in Donald Trump’s New York trial. This week, Trump's one-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen testified in the former... more

15 May 2024 · 24 minutes
The bird flu.

The bird flu. On Friday, the federal government unveiled a package of financial incentives to dairy farm owners that encourages... more

14 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Trump's classified documents case delayed indefinitely.

Trump's trial delay in Florida. Judge Aileen Cannon, who is presiding over former President Donald Trump's classified documents case, indefinitely... more

13 May 2024 · 27 minutes
The Sunday Podcast: Isaac and Ari talk about Rafah, Kristi Noem, Lab grown meat and more.

On today's Sunday podcast, Isaac shares some arguments about why Israel might be wise to pursue this invasion in Rafah.... more

12 May 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Undecideds EPISODE 3 - The Age of Biden

For episode 3, our focus shifts from Donald Trump toward President Joe Biden. Much has been made in the media... more

10 May 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Israel begins Rafah invasion.

The Rafah invasion. On Monday, Israeli forces began striking targets in Rafah, a city in southern Gaza. During the course... more

09 May 2024 · 29 minutes
Trump weighs his choices for vice president.

Trump’s pick for vice president. Over the weekend, former President Donald Trump headlined the Republican National Committee’s spring donor retreat... more

08 May 2024 · 26 minutes
The global wealth tax debate.

A global wealth tax. Late last month, G20 ministers from Brazil, Germany, Spain, and South Africa signed a motion and... more

07 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Florida bans lab-grown meat.

Florida’s ban on lab-grown meat. On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill that bans lab-grown meat in... more

06 May 2024 · 25 minutes
The Sunday Podcast: Isaac and Ari talk about campus protests, the electoral college, and Donald Trump's flip-flop on mail-in voting.

Isaac and Ari talk about the ongoing protest on college campuses, the value of the electoral college, and Donald Trump's... more

05 May 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
The government moves to reclassify cannabis.

Reclassifying marijuana. On Tuesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland submitted a proposal for a White House review to reclassify cannabis as... more

02 May 2024 · 34 minutes
Biden's new Title IX rules.

Biden's Title IX changes. Earlier this month, the Biden administration released new Title IX rules designed to protect LGBTQ students... more

01 May 2024 · 27 minutes
The NPR controversy.

The NPR controversy. On April 9, National Public Radio's longtime business editor Uri Berliner published an essay in The Free... more

30 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
SCOTUS hears Trump's immunity case.

Trump's immunity case. On Thursday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Trump v. United States. During arguments, the court... more

29 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
The Sunday Podcast + TANGLE LIVE at City Winery April 2024

Isaac and Ari talk about Isaac’s experience at TED 2024, some advice on how to interact with Ari if you... more

28 Apr 2024 · 2 hours, 18 minutes
INTERVIEW: Isaac talks with former Congressman Ken Buck

A couple of weeks ago, we sent Tangle News YouTube and podcast editor Jon Lall to the home of former... more

26 Apr 2024 · 39 minutes
Criminalizing homelessness before the Supreme Court.

The homelessness case before the Supreme Court. During oral arguments on Monday, the Supreme Court seemed divided on City of... more

25 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
The college campus protests.

Campus protests. Over the last week, protests on elite college campuses over Israel’s war in Gaza have boiled over, with... more

24 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
Congress reauthorizes the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

FISA reauthorization. On Saturday night, President Biden signed legislation reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the... more

23 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
House passes foreign aid, TikTok bills.

The House foreign aid and TikTok bills. On Saturday, the House of Representatives passed three separate foreign aid bills for... more

22 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
Separate bills for aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan.

House Speaker Mike Johnson. In a closed-door meeting of Republican legislators on Monday, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA)... more

21 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
Answering our reader and listener mailbag.

Every now and again, we have so many reader questions in the backlog that we decide to devote a full... more

19 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
The Undecideds EPISODE 2 - Trump in question.

In episode 2, The Undecideds primarily talk about Trump’s legal troubles. How do they feel about his alleged crimes? How... more

18 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
Trump's criminal trial begins.

Donald Trump's trial. On Monday, jury selection began in Manhattan for former President Donald Trump's trial for allegedly falsifying business... more

16 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Iran's attack on Israel.

Iran's attack on Israel. On Saturday, Iran launched 170 drones, 120 ballistic missiles, and 30 cruise missiles toward Israel. Iran... more

15 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
The Sunday Podcast: Isaac and Ari talk about Bali, Berkeley, and Biden's new loan forgiveness plan.

Isaac and Ari talk about Isaac’s recent trip to Bali, Biden’s new student debt forgiveness plan, a pro-Palestine protest at... more

14 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
The latest mixed signals on the economy.

The economy. In the last week, the government made two big announcements on the economy. First, on Friday, the Department... more

11 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
Biden's new student debt cancellation plan.

President Biden's new student loan cancellation plan. On Monday, President Biden unveiled a new plan that could erase some or... more

10 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
Trump announces abortion position.

Trump's abortion position. On Monday, former President Donald Trump released a four-minute video announcing his position on abortion. Trump, who... more

09 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
Six months of war in Gaza.

The latest on the war in Gaza. This Sunday marked six months since Hamas's attack in Israel on October 7,... more

08 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
INTERVIEW: Isaac talks with US Senate Candidate Zach Shrewsbury

Zach Shrewsbury is a Marine Corps veteran, the grandson of a coal miner, a working-class Democrat, a father, and a... more

05 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
The Florida abortion rulings.

The Florida abortion rulings. On Monday, the Florida Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of the First District Appeals Court that... more

04 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
RFK Jr. picks his running mate.

RFK Jr.’s pick for vice president. On Tuesday, March 26, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced his running mate in his... more

03 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
The Baltimore bridge collapse.

The bridge collapse in Baltimore. On Tuesday, March 26, a cargo ship lost power as it was leaving the Port... more

02 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Tangle takes spring break.

As we head into the Easter and Passover season, with Ramadan already here, and with many colleges and organizations observing... more

27 Mar 2024 · 5 minutes
The violence in Haiti.

Violence and unrest in Haiti. Over the past week, more than 230 U.S. citizens have been evacuated from Haiti as... more

26 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
The terrorist attack in Russia.

The terrorist attack in Russia. On Friday night, four gunmen stormed Crocus City Hall, a concert venue outside Moscow, killing... more

25 Mar 2024 · 29 minutes
The Sunday Podcast: Isaac and Ari talk about SOTU bets, Simon Rosenberg, and Trump coverage still sucks.

On today’s podcast, Isaac and Ari talk about their State of the Union bets, NCAA brackets and Caitlin Clark, Simon... more

24 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
INTERVIEW: Isaac talks with Andy Slavitt

Few people have had a closer look at the inner workings of our government than Andy Slavitt.In 2013, Slavitt oversaw... more

22 Mar 2024 · 52 minutes
Should we have a 32-hour workweek?

The 32-hour workweek. Last Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bill to federally mandate a 32-hour workweek. Sanders’s bill... more

21 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
The SCOTUS social media case.

The Supreme Court's social media case. On Monday, the Supreme Court seemed likely to side with the Biden administration in... more

20 Mar 2024 · 26 minutes
Chuck Schumer's rebuke of Netanyahu.

Sen. Chuck Schumer and Benjamin Netanyahu. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on Israel to hold new... more

19 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
The Georgia election interference case.

The Georgia election interference case. Last week, there were two major developments in the 2020 election interference case in Georgia.... more

18 Mar 2024 · 26 minutes
PREMIERE EPISODE: The Undecideds - Episode 1 - Meet Our Voters

On our premiere episode, we will meet our five undecided voters. Handpicked by the team at Tangle, these voters —... more

17 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
INTERVIEW: Isaac talks with Evan Roth-Smith

On today’s episode, Isaac talks with Evan Roth-Smith. Evan Roth Smith is a campaign consultant and pollster whose work includes... more

15 Mar 2024 · 44 minutes
Robert Hur testifies to Congress.

Robert Hur’s testimony to Congress. On Tuesday, Special Counsel Robert Hur testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee about... more

14 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
TRAILER - THE UNDECIDEDS - A limited podcast series. Premiering Sunday March 17.

From now until the election, we will follow the journeys of five voters from Florida, Ohio, California, Arizona and Pennsylvania,... more

13 Mar 2024 · 1 minute
Biden's 2025 budget proposal.

Biden's budget proposal. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden released a $7.3 trillion budget proposal for 2025, which if enacted would... more

13 Mar 2024 · 29 minutes
A "TikTok ban" is moving forward.

The TikTok ban. On Thursday, a bill that could make TikTok unavailable in the United States advanced in Congress, with... more

12 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
President Biden's State of the Union.

Biden's State of the Union. On Thursday night, President Biden delivered a combative, campaign-oriented State of the Union, contrasting himself... more

11 Mar 2024 · 30 minutes
The Sunday Podcast: Isaac and Ari respond to the Zionism piece

Isaac and Ari place some bets on the State of the Union, which took place Thursday evening after the podcast... more

10 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Kyrsten Sinema retires.

Kyrsten Sinema. On Wednesday, the Democrat-turned independent senator from Arizona announced she would not run for re-election. Sinema, often heralded... more

07 Mar 2024 · 24 minutes
Special edition: Super Tuesday results.

Super Tuesday. On Tuesday, 16 states and one U.S. territory held their presidential nominating contests. There were also a number... more

06 Mar 2024 · 24 minutes
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On our premiere episode, we will meet our five undecided voters. Handpicked by the team at Tangle, these voters — from Florida,... more