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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
CNN’s John Avlon breaks down the implications of the Republican National Committee’s unanimous vote to withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates, which governs general-election presidential debates.
CNN’s John Avlon breaks down the text messages between Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows discussing efforts to overturn the 2020 election just days after the election.
CNN’s John Avlon looks at the Trump administration’s immigration restriction measure, Title 42. President Biden plans to retire it, but is receiving push back from Republicans and some Democrats.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis challenged lawmakers to eliminate the special status that allows the entertainment company to operate as an independent government around its Orlando-area theme park after Disney paused political donations in Florida. CNN’s John Avlon reports.
RT America sold conspiracy theories and alternative facts under the slogan “Question More.” Now it’s a casualty of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Reality Check’s John Avlon talks with CNN media correspondent Oliver Darcy about how RT America pushed misinformation to … Continue reading
CNN’s John Avlon reports a top Florida state legislator’s warning that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) move to dissolve Disney’s special tax status is a distraction from the state’s new redistricting plan.
witter’s has accepted Elon Musk’s offer to purchase the company for $44 billion. CNN’s John Avlon examines some steps Musk could take to fix the tribal polarization on the platform.
Two of the biggest issues that Democrats and Republicans face going into the 2022 midterm elections will be how to tackle inflation and the abortion debate. CNN’s John Avlon them breaks down.
The world has been getting another lesson in Russian disinformation during its invasion of Ukraine. Reality Check’s John Avlon speaks with Yevhen Fedchenko, a journalism professor and the editor-in-chief of the website StopFake.org. Since 2014, its team of fact-checkers and … Continue reading