In two of the past five presidential elections, the Electoral College awarded the White House to the loser of the popular vote. Is the system broken?
Michael BarbaroOn today’s Daily: the origins of the peculiar winner take all Electoral College voting system, which has denied the majority’s will twice in the past 5 presidential elections — and just how close we came to dismantling it. Our guest: @jessewegman
Federal prosecutors said Robert T. Brockman had used a web of entities based in Bermuda and Nevis, as well as secret bank accounts in Bermuda and Switzerland, to hide $2 billion in income from the I.R.S.
Michael BarbaroThe lengths that the super rich will go to not pay taxes that fund infrastructure/social safety net/fire-police is astonishing.
A 2018 ballot initiative in the swing state was supposed to extend the franchise to 1.5 million former felons. A Republican policy and a lack of information threaten to keep these voters from the polls.
Michael BarbaroOn today's Daily: The Field returns with the saga of Florida’s Amendment Four, which was supposed to add nearly 1.5 million people to the electorate, the largest voting expansion in four decades. A powerful tale, told by @caseysjournal and @rquester
The judge’s nomination to the Supreme Court has enthused conservatives. What does her record say about the role she might play as a justice?
Michael BarbaroEmbedded in today's show is the fascinating history of originalism--a Reagan era response of "restraint" to the perceived liberal judicial activism of 70s/80s that has since grown to become its own muscular form of conservative judicial activism today
Could a push to transform the police in the city where George Floyd was killed become the issue that defines the presidential election?
Michael BarbaroOn today’s Daily: the return of The Field. The great @AsteadWesley and @austinlikesyou report from Minneapolis. Could a push to transform the police in the city where George Floyd was killed become a defining issue in the presidential election?
With conservatives looking set to gain another vote on the Supreme Court, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List says she senses a turning point.
Michael BarbaroOn today’s Daily: a conversation with @marjoriesba about her unlikely partnership with the president and the remarkable dividends it’s paid in bringing the Supreme Court to this point: a cemented conservative majority that could overturn Roe
Michael BarbaroAre you listening to SWAY? I mean, how could you not? It's @karaswisher and it's an ongoing study of power: how it's accumulated and deployed. You're gonna wanna subscribe and listen. Oh, and the debut show just dropped today
As the United States’ largest public school system vows to let students return to the classroom, the run-up to the first day of school through the eyes of one teacher illustrates what these plans involve.
Michael BarbaroOn today’s Daily: inside NYC’s extremely messy school reopening. A tale of big bets, high anxiety and repeated delays. The great @lisaechow shadowed a teacher this week to see the story through her eyes.