The United States is undeniably one of the most influential players on the global stage. The decisions made within its borders have far-reaching consequences for the world. Additionally, international crises and conflicts, whether related to security or climate, are consistent topics of discussion in U.S. politics as well. In this panel discussion, we aim to provide the audience with an introduction to and analysis of the most critical current political issues in the United States. We intend to shed light on how transatlantic and international politics are debated within the United States and the which impact these discussions have on the nation’s domestic culture. In this panel, comprised of speakers with journalistic and professional expertise, we will offer a unique overview of what is going on in the land of the free. This will be a discussion of current transatlantic developments, relevant and critical political and societal topics, and also more light-hearted U.S. topics of interest such as burgers and basketball.