Congress expert Norman Ornstein on what the debate over the debt limit says about dysfunction in Congress, and his ideas for how to fix it.
Republican Senator Bob Corker warned that President Trump’s impulsive threats against other countries could lead us to World War III and tweeted “the White House has become an adult daycare center.” President Trump fired right back. Washington Post national political correspondent James Hohmann explains what their feud may mean for President Trump’s legislative agenda and why Corker’s warnings have become “a gut check moment” for congressional Republicans. Then, Sandra Boynton talks about her life and career as a songwriter, illustrator and best-selling children’s book author.
Thanks to everyone who sent in clips of themselves reading and singing their favorite Sandra Boynton lines. This week’s podcast featured the voices of 6-year-old Alice Houser, Syrah DuPont, at age 29 months, Cait Garrity and Jennifer Ayers, whose ages will remain a secret.
- James Hohmann National political correspondent, The Washington Post; author of The Daily 202 morning newsletter
- Sandra Boynton Author of dozens of children's books and music albums, including her latest, "Hog Wild! A Frenzy of Dance Music"
Most Recent Shows
Trump impeachment witness Fiona Hill on what her own background says about this political moment, and why she thinks the greatest threat to American democracy now comes from within.
Cities and states across the country are exploring reparations programs for Black Americans, but not all reparations advocates think it's the right approach. Diane talks to Mayor Daniel Biss of Evanston, Ill., and William Darity, Jr., and Kirsten Mullen, the co-authors of the book, "From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century”
The New Yorker's Evan Osnos traces the roots of divisions in the U.S. from 9/11 to January 6. His new book is "Wildland: The Making of America's Fury."