Ukraine, China and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy
Congressman Smith has said the war in Ukraine is a "defining moment" for the world. The U.S.'s relationship with NATO has been reaffirmed. Meanwhile, tensions have risen over China's plans for Taiwan, which the U.S. has vowed to defend. We speak to Rep. Smith about managing our economic reliance on a competing nation while keeping global order intact.
What Washington Thinks of the Supreme Court
Before another momentous round of decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, Crosscut polled registered voters throughout Washington state to see what they think of the biggest items on this year’s docket, including affirmative action and trans rights. Let’s talk about the surprising results.
A Republican Reset
Will Hurd is a former United States Representative from Texas and a member of the Republican party. His new book, American Reboot, argues that we needs to move beyond the partisan gridlock that characterizes American politics. Can we overcome extreme policy and cultural divides to do this? Is there even a path within the Republican party to moderation?
Crosscut presents "Crosscut Reports" live podcast taping: What happened in Olympia?
Days after the conclusion of the Washington state legislative session, political reporter Joe Sullivan and other journalists covering state politics sit down with Crosscut Reports host Sara Bernard to discuss the new laws and political dynamics that have emerged, including the possibility of new gun regulations and major moves on housing and education funding.
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About the Festival
The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.