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How The Baby Boom Changed American Politics

In his new book “Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America,” Washington Post national columnist Philip Bump argues that many of the fissures that the country is facing today — politically, economically, culturally — have to do with the Baby Boomers getting old. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast,...

Politics Podcast: Baby Boomers’ Strength Was In Their Numbers. That’s Changing.

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS In his new book “Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America,” Washington Post...

Republicans Didn’t Get Less Popular After All That Speaker Drama — They Were Already Unpopular

Congress Republicans Didn’t Get Less Popular After All That Speaker Drama — They Were Already Unpopular By Nathaniel Rakich Jan. 26, 2023, at 6:00 AM ...

Yes, 2023 Is An Election Year. Here Are The Races To Watch.

2023 Election Yes, 2023 Is An Election Year. Here Are The Races To Watch. By Geoffrey Skelley Jan. 25, 2023, at 6:00 AM ...

Is It Fair To Compare Biden’s And Trump’s Classified Documents Scandals?

2024 Election Is It Fair To Compare Biden's And Trump’s Classified Documents Scandals? A FiveThirtyEight Chat Jan. 24, 2023, at 3:19 PM ...

The Debt Ceiling Countdown Begins

In Part 1 of this week’s FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, the crew discusses why raising the debt ceiling this congress may prove more challenging than during past episodes of debt limit brinkmanship.

What To Do About George Santos

In Part 2 of this week’s FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, the crew asks why House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has declined to call Rep. George Santos to resign and considers a poll showing that 60 percent of his district’s voters want him to.

Unions Are Weaker — And More Popular — Than Ever

In Part 3 of this week’s FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, the crew looks at how the decline in union membership has shaped U.S. politics.

Politics Podcast: What The Debt Ceiling And George Santos’s Career Have In Common

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Last week showed the diversity of challenges House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will be faced with as the leader of...

What’s The Deal With The Freedom Caucus?

In order to become House speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy had to make concessions to a group of conservative Republicans called the Freedom Caucus. Now, as Congress is poised to deal with major financial issues like hitting the debt ceiling, the caucus has a ton of political sway. So, what is the Freedom Caucus, and what does it want? Transcript...

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