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CNN’s John Avlon explains how a quote from President Abraham Lincoln, made during a time when America was bitterly divided, applies to President Trump’s attacks on the US presidential election.
Author and CNN anchor John Avlon sits down with Ken Burns for a conversation about what Lincoln’s leadership can teach us today.
The 2023 Milton Academy graduation commencement speech given by John Avlon.
John Avlon, author, columnist, and senior political analyst and anchor at CNN, discusses his new book Lincoln and the Fight for Peace, which explores Lincoln’s plan to secure a just and lasting peace after the Civil War, with Kellie Carter … Continue reading
Jennifer J. Raab, Hunter College President, and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute welcome John Avlon for a discussion with Roosevelt House Director Harold Holzer on his acclaimed new book, Lincoln and the Fight for Peace. As recent history has … Continue reading
John Avlon discusses his book, “Lincoln and the Fight for Peace,” and compares and contrasts our First and 16th Presidents.
Few struggles in our nation’s history have matched the significance of the Civil War, and few leaders have determined those struggles’ outcomes as much as President Abraham Lincoln did. President Lincoln was determined to not only end the Civil War … Continue reading
CNN senior political analyst John Avlon provides the receipts after Democratic primary elections see far-left candidates fall short.
Terrorism expert: ‘US has emerged as a leading exporter of far-right extremism in Europe.’ Here’s why – CNN
A major German police raid on far-right extremists in December revealed how QAnon is not just an American problem anymore. The Council on Foreign Relations’ Jacob Ware tells Reality Check’s John Avlon how Americans have exported extremist conspiracy theories overseas.
America has a long history of passing voter suppression laws. On the latest Reality Check, John Avlon speaks with historian Kate Masur and the Brennan Center’s Michael Waldman about the significance of the 15th Amendment and how recent moves from … Continue reading
Political scientist & author Brian Klaas says ‘strongmen’ leaders like Vladimir Putin activate a template in the human brain, causing many to gravitate toward them. Klaas also tells Reality Check’s John Avlon about his research into sociopaths – how they … Continue reading
Flat Earth videos rack up huge views on the Internet — but how could anyone believe such a fundamentally false idea? Daily Beast reporter Kelly Weill joins John Avlon on this week’s Reality Check to discuss her new book and … Continue reading
Many Trump-leaning Republicans accuse their political counterparts of being ‘communist.’ Reality Check’s John Avlon speaks with Russian dissident and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov about what real communism is and why Americans shouldn’t resort to extreme name calling.
Megan Phelps-Roper spent her life spreading the hateful words of the Westboro Baptist Church. In this episode of “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” she details what the church’s message was and what it took for her to question … Continue reading
The “America First” rhetoric heard in the run-up to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is nothing new. Reality Check’s John Avlon speaks with former US Representative Jane Harman about the legacy of American isolationism.
As a potential confirmation vote looms for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, CNN’s John Avlon looks back at the effect partisanship in Congress has had on previous Supreme Court confirmations.
After Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Trump’s pro-Putin comments are dividing his GOP base. Could this be what causes the ‘cult of Trump’ to crack? CNN senior global affairs analyst Bianna Golodryga joins John Avlon on this week’s Reality Check … Continue reading
CNN’s John Avlon explains the global implications of the French elections, which feature the incumbent President Emmanuel Macron poised a runoff against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who’s been described as a “Putin ally.”
After Finland and Sweden’s announcement the countries are considering joining NATO, Putin may be getting the thing he feared the most: NATO expansion. CNN’s John Avlon has the Reality Check.
National Association of Evangelicals president Walter Kim tells CNN’s John Avlon on the latest Reality Check that evangelicalism is at a 100 year “inflection point.” Expressing hope that we can depolarize the role of faith in American politics, he says he has … Continue reading