On Friday, the day before the third anniversary of the January 6 insurrection, President Joe Biden delivered his first speech of the new year at Valley Forge in battleground Pennsylvania, and warned voters about what’s at stake this November. His likely Republican opponent, former President Donald Trump, is meanwhile hitting the campaign trail in Iowa to cement his lead before the caucuses, while juggling several legal cases against him.
And, while Democrats are attempting to motivate voters over access to abortion, Republicans are seizing on-campus speech and DEI initiatives as the next front of the culture war—Claudine Gay’s resignation as president of Harvard on Tuesday was only one recent flare-up.
Joining the moderator and editor in chief of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg, this week to discuss this and more are Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent at The New York Times; Laura Barrón-Lopez, the White House correspondent at PBS NewsHour; Josh Dawsey, a political enterprise and investigations reporter at The Washington Post; and Jerusalem Demsas, a staff writer at The Atlantic.
Read the full transcript here.