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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
CNN’s John Avlon examines the right-wing media’s role in elevating the “Great Replacement” theory from fringe conspiracy to the mainstream, and the human cost of that rhetoric.
White identity politics is arguably the most politically influential form of identity politics in America. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” Avlon traces its evolution from slavery to a character in The Great Gatsby to Birtherism … Continue reading
CNN’s John Avlon examines how much Covid-19 relief fraud is costing American taxpayers.
Beijing is firing back in response to President Biden’s comments on Taiwan, claiming America has “broken its promise on the one-China principle.” What is that principle? John Avlon has more in today’s Reality Check.
CNN’s John Avlon examines possible gun safety legislation that is broadly popular with the American public and could prevent future killings.
CNN’s John Avlon looks at the wide promotion of gun culture and gun politics in the campaign ads for the 2022 midterm elections.
CNN senior political analyst John Avlon explains the importance of the Marshall Plan 75 years later.
Actor Matthew McConaughey appealed to Congress for more gun control in the wake of the shooting that killed 19 children and 2 teachers in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas. McConaughey reframes the topic of gun responsibility that details how Americans … Continue reading
As talk of reparations crop up across the country, CNN’s John Avlon talks with historian Geoff K. Ward about the number of Black communities wiped out by mob attacks and how a young Senator Abraham Lincoln had warned the nation … Continue reading
CNN’s John Avlon reports on the stark contrast coming to light about what Trump’s inner circle was saying publicly and privately days after the 2020 presidential election, and what the motivations were to mislead the public on election results.
CNN’s John Avlon examines the importance of the Hispanic vote and why Democrats need to pay attention after Republican Maya Flores flipped a long-held Democratic House seat in South Texas.
More than 30 former Trump officials and advisors are speaking out against his leadership and character, yet former President Donald Trump’s supporters seem to ignore the warnings. CNN political commentator Alyssa Farah Griffin, who served as White House Communications Director, … Continue reading
Heather Booth started an underground abortion network called JANE. In the late 60s through early 70s, the group performed thousands of illegal abortions just before Roe v Wade was decided. On this week’s episode of “Reality Check with John Avlon: … Continue reading
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.