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Trump’s Second Coming — With Meredith McCarroll and Danny Postel

Trump’s Second Coming — With Meredith McCarroll and Danny Postel

On this week’s episode of The Lede, host Faisal Al Yafai catches up with New Lines politics editor Danny Postel from the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, and Meredith McCarroll, author of a New Lines profile of J.D. Vance, the senator recently announced as Donald Trump’s running mate.

Tampa’s Muslims Thrive, but Political Crosscurrents Create Dilemmas

Muslim American Dilemmas

Tampa’s Muslims are shaping local, statewide and national elections with the increasing political power that comes with such a substantial presence. But that influence is far from monolithic: The Muslim community’s shifting political crosscurrents and fault lines mean it doesn’t align neatly with either camp in the country’s increasingly polarized landscape.

America’s Autocratic Future? — With Mark Danner

America’s Autocratic Future? — With Mark Danner

On this week’s episode of The Lede, veteran journalist Mark Danner joins New Lines’ Politics Editor Danny Postel for a discussion on Donald Trump, Joe Biden and the possible autocratic future looming ahead for America.

The Stories Hollywood Tells About America

The Stories Hollywood Tells About America

America’s fascination with its own myths is reflected in a genre of popular Hollywood movies that are plotted around the Fourth of July. Often, the things left unsaid in these movies are the most telling.

The Novels That Charted Jewish Hardship, Survival and Assimilation in America

The Novels That Charted Jewish Hardship, Survival and Assimilation in America

The story of Jews in America is one of exceptional upward mobility, and the community’s literature has evolved alongside it. Early fiction often focused on poverty and antisemitism, while later authors chronicled subtler forms of social discrimination and the pursuit of a less tangible sense of inclusion.

Heartland America Struggles for Hope Amid the Opioid Epidemic

Heartland America Struggles for Hope Amid the Opioid Epidemic

Along with many other small towns across America, Sedalia, Missouri, has been battling substance abuse on a vast scale, with opioid overdoses a leading cause of death. Yet as the country gears up for the 2024 presidential election, the crisis seems to have fallen by the wayside.

How the War in Gaza Is Shaping the 2024 Elections — And the Future of the Democratic Party

How the War in Gaza Is Shaping the 2024 Elections — And the Future of the Democratic Party

Midwestern states have become a proving ground for the Democratic Party. In cities and smaller towns in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio, a growing Palestinian rights movement is pushing Democratic candidates to challenge their party’s position on Israel, and the movement’s successes are inspiring activists elsewhere in the country.