The latest from On Point
We compare plans to cut child poverty. Even if the issue has bipartisan support, will politics get in the way of solutions that could help millions of American children?
Nursing homes in crisis. Is it time to rethink how they work? We talk about alternative models for nursing homes and how to build a better long-term care system in...
After decades fighting an international war on terrorism, the U.S. turns its attention home. What will a battle against domestic terrorism look like?
To solve a puzzle, you never just look at one piece of it. So why do we try to tackle the most complex problems of modern life in such a...
Facebook hits delete on the news in Australia in response to regulation. Should the platform hold this level of power? And what could the standoff mean for journalism on social...
New COVID variant cases are rising in the United States, waits for the vaccine are long, and most of us just want to know -- how will this pandemic end?
House Democrats are planning to revive earmarking, a process that will allow legislators to direct federal spending to their districts. We consider whether it can help break the gridlock in...
Texas is the biggest energy producing state in the U.S. But this week’s frigid weather crashed the system. So what happened?
"I hope in my lifetime I never see anything like that again, because D.C. is a welcoming, diverse place. We have our problems. ... But we respect each other."
More people live in Washington, D.C. than in Wyoming or Vermont. But without statehood, residents of D.C. have no voting member in Congress. We discuss the new push to make...
While some large school districts reopen for in-person learning, some say we’re not ready. Will new guidance from the CDC change the conversation?
Some Republicans oppose liberalizing access to the ballot. They’re pushing legislation to restrict the right to vote as Democrats fight back. We discuss the battle for the ballot.
Trump's impeachment trial is over, but images of the insurrection endure -- including a picture of Rep. Susan Wild lying on her back in the house gallery, being comforted by...
The Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump. We discuss what it means for the Republican Party and the nation.
Clinical psychologist Steven Taylor discusses his book "The Psychology of Pandemics" and shares how the COVID-19 pandemic parallels past pandemics.
A year of COVID, economic downturns and poisonous politics. So how are you doing? Really. We discuss the pandemic's impact on collective mental health.
The 'California exodus.' From big tech to everyday Americans, many are leaving California. What's driving the state's record low population growth?
Did experts and leaders get the message right when the pandemic began? Are they getting it right now?
Millions of farmers are protesting in India. What's driving them? And what does it reveal about India?
The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins tomorrow. It's the first-ever trial of a former president. What's at stake?