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From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot, Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Kyle Peterson discuss the latest from Washington. Get critical perspective and the analysis you need on developments from the nation’s capital. Join them every weekday. Send your feedback to pwpodcast@wsj.com

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From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot, Kim Strassel, Bill McGurn and Kyle Peterson discuss the latest from Washington. Get critical perspective and the analysis you need on developments from the nation’s capital. Join them every weekday. Send your feedback to pwpodcast@wsj.com

    Do America's Racial Categories Make Sense?

    Do America's Racial Categories Make Sense?

    From school applications to medical forms, Americans are often presented with checkboxes and asked to identify their racial backgrounds. But where did these six standard labels come from, and do they still describe an increasingly diverse country? Law professor David Bernstein answers those questions and more, as the public awaits the outcome of the Supreme Court's case on racial preferences at Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

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    • 29 min
    Joe Biden Extends His Student Loan Freeze

    Joe Biden Extends His Student Loan Freeze

    President Biden asks the Supreme Court to let him forgive billions of dollars in student debt, but until then his payment moratorium will continue through June 2023. How much longer can he use emergency powers for this, and might a Republican House do anything to stop it? Plus, Justice Samuel Alito is accused of prematurely revealing the outcome of a 2014 case, but the evidence seems thin. 

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    • 22 min
    Donald Trump's 2024 Rivals Won't Back Down

    Donald Trump's 2024 Rivals Won't Back Down

    Ron DeSantis, Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley, and other prominent Republicans speak at a GOP conference in Las Vegas, and they don't sound very cowed by President Trump's early announcement of a 2024 campaign. Plus, the White House quietly celebrates Joe Biden's 80th birthday, as questions continue about whether he plans to run for a second term.

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    • 22 min
    Merrick Garland Names a Special Counsel to Investigate Trump

    Merrick Garland Names a Special Counsel to Investigate Trump

    The Attorney General's decision won't give him the political insulation he wants, but does it mean an indictment is more likely? Plus, President Biden signs the U.S. up to pay climate reparations to the world's poor countries. 

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    • 23 min
    A Missile Hits Poland, as Russia's War Spills Over

    A Missile Hits Poland, as Russia's War Spills Over

    NATO says the blast that killed two Polish farm workers probably came from a Ukrainian defense system, not a Russian strike, but Vladimir Putin ultimately bears responsibility for it. Plus, law schools at Yale and Harvard say they will no longer participate in annual rankings published by U.S. News and World Report, which might be an effort to get ahead of the Supreme Court's ruling on racial preferences. 

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    • 21 min
    Finally, House Republicans Get Their Majority

    Finally, House Republicans Get Their Majority

    Nearly nine days after Election Day, Republicans in the House crossed the threshold needed to take control and paved the way for Kevin McCarthy to become the Speaker of the House. But will he be able to unite his party in a way Nancy Pelosi was able to unite Democrats, and what is her legacy as she steps down from the Democratic leadership?  

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    • 26 min

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