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John Avlon breaks down the meaning “junk history”, its recent presence in the Supreme Court, and why conversations that refer to history must be rooted in shared facts.
CNN’s John Avlon looks at Vladimir Putin’s recent gaslighting attempts as part of Russia’s propaganda war against Ukraine.
President Joe Biden is doubling down on America’s commitment to deter Iran’s nuclear capability. CNN’s John Avlon explores how the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal was abandoned and what Biden faces as a result.
The Senate is gearing up to take action on a bill to pump billions of dollars into American manufacturing and scientific research, but will lawmakers be able to reach a consensus only days before they head home for their August … Continue reading
According to a recent poll, there are more self-identified Independents than Republicans or Democrats. CNN’s John Avlon speaks with candidates on why they chose to run as Independents.
To secure the speakership, Kevin McCarthy granted concessions to the House GOP’s most conservative faction. CNN’s John Avlon explains how this is shaping the party’s agenda.
Despite recent mass shootings in California, Buffalo, Uvalde, and Tulsa, Americans are pessimistic that new gun safety laws will pass Congress because of partisan polarization. But even in the mythical gun-loving wild west, sheriffs wouldn’t allow guns into town. David … Continue reading
What critics have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, signed by Florida governor Ron DeSantis, is reminiscent of the opposition to LGBTQ rights seen in the 1970s. Reality Check’s John Avlon speaks with activist and Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk, Dustin … Continue reading
The history of ?movements against the U.S. government has deep roots on both the left and the right. Rachel Kleinfeld of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has covered the history of anti-government movements around the world. Kleinfeld joins Reality … Continue reading
The Proud Boys started as a right-wing fight club. Now many of its members have been charged in the January 6th attack on the Capitol. CNN’s Elle Reeve, who has covered the Proud Boys from their earliest days, discusses the … Continue reading
The United States is seeing the rise of Christian nationalism and how it’s deeply impacting today’s political climate, especially with the far-right. Amanda Tyler, the executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and the lead organizer of … Continue reading
Michael Flynn, a retired general and former national security adviser to former President Donald Trump, has emerged as a leader for the far-right movement. The Associated Press’ Michelle Smith joins Reality Check’s John Avlon to discuss how Christian nationalism and … Continue reading
LINCOLN: DIVIDED WE STAND is a six-part CNN Original Series that takes a holistic approach to the remarkable and unexpected story of Abraham Lincoln by delving into his complicated inner world, seamlessly interweaving his tragic personal life with his history making … Continue reading
John Avlon, CNN senior political analyst and author of the new book, “Lincoln and the Fight for Peace,” tells Stephen he fears that the Russian leader’s move to take parts of Ukraine amounts to a test case for future land-grabs … Continue reading
John Avlon joins the panelist on Real Time with Bill Maher and discuss some aspects of his new book Lincoln and the Fight for Peace
Lincoln and the Fight For Peace reveals how Lincoln’s character informed his commitment to unconditional surrender followed by a magnanimous peace.
Only one president in American history has had to rebuild a divided nation. In the weeks before his death, Abraham Lincoln crafted plans to knit together the sinews of a country at war with itself. While a bullet and an … Continue reading
Join us as we go in-depth into Journalist and Political Commentator John Avlon’s latest book, “Lincoln and the Fight for Peace”! Lincoln and the Fight for Peace is a groundbreaking, revelatory history of Abraham Lincoln’s plan to secure a just … Continue reading