American politics is undergoing seismic changes that will alter the course of history. At Words Matter, we believe that facts, evidence, truth and objective reality are necessary and vital in public discourse. Our hosts, Kavita Patel and Norm Ornstein, and guests have broad experience in government, politics and journalism — this gives them a unique ability to explain recent events and place them in historic context. Together, with fellow journalists, elected officials, policy-makers and thought-leaders, they will analyze the week’s news and get at the real truth behind all the distracting headlines. New episodes are released on Fridays.
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The Politics of Justice
Trump might finally be indicted but what impact will that have on the political landscape? Kavita and Norm seek to…Read More »
Bail outs for thee but not for me?
Silicon Valley Bank collapsed in spectacular fashion last week but the Biden administration stepped in to save its depositors. Was…Read More »
Our Two Speed Country
From the media and books to drag shows and voting, states is in the South have been trying to turn…Read More »
Lab Leaks and Committees Speak
Congress is back in session and there is lots of news. First Kavita and Norm talk about the Department of…Read More »
East Palestine’s toxic plume and America’s toxic politics
Kavita is back from her trip but the problems in the country haven’t moved much. The train derailment in East…Read More »
Nikki Haley Jumps In
On this week’s episode, Kavita is still out of town. So Norm and producer Grant Haver talk Nikki Haley getting…Read More »
The State of Our Union Is….
On this week’s episode, Kavita is still out of town. So Norm and producer Grant Haver talk about the State…Read More »
Modernizing Congress with Rep. Derek Kilmer
On this week’s episode, Norm talks with Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-6) about his work as the Chair of the Modernizing…Read More »
What to do when the government does nothing about guns
On this week’s episode, Norm and Kavita talk about the never ending cycle of gun violence in the United States…Read More »
America at the (debt) limit
On this week’s episode, Norm and Kavita talk about the debt limit, what the U.S. can do at this point…Read More »