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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Words Matter: DeSantis Announced Candidacy
Norm and Kavita are both traveling, but that doesn’t stop them from discussing the issues. This week, in this abbreviated…Read More »
Words Matter: Have We Turned the Corner on the Debt Ceiling Negotiations?
This week, Norm and Kavita discuss the latest developments in the negotiations between the White House and lawmakers on the…Read More »
Justice is Being Served
This week, Norm and Kavita discuss the E. Jean Carroll Civil verdict and Trump’s CNN town hall meeting. In the…Read More »
Words Matter: The Latest on the Debt Ceiling, Trump’s Legal Woes, Clarence Thomas Payments, The Proud Boys Convictions
On this week’s episode of Words Matter, Norm and Kavita discuss the latest developments on the debt ceiling, the Seditious…Read More »
Words Matter: Too Numerous To Count (TNTC)
This week, as Kavita so eloquently put it, there are so many issues to discuss. Norm and Kavita tackle the…Read More »
Could the US Default on its Debt?
On this week’s episode of Words Matter, Norm and Kavita discuss the GOP’s debt ceiling proposal. In the members only…Read More »
Why Does the Judiciary Branch Wield So Much Power?
On this week’s episode of Words Matter, Norm and Kavita discuss a number of judiciary issues, including reproductive health. In…Read More »
Why Can’t We Have an “Operation Indictment Warpspeed?”
Note: This episode was taped prior to the announced indictments of Donald Trump. The absence of real indictments against Donald…Read More »
Sue the Gunmakers, Tax the Bullets, Just Do Something!
In the wake of yet another tragic mass shooting–and we’re averaging two per day this year in the US– Americans…Read More »
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 »