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A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
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18:11 | Sep 12th

One of the big stories of the 2016 presidential election was the rupture within the Republican Party. "Never Trump" traditionalists lost their fight to prevent the nomination of Donald Trump, but a small faction still strenuously objects to his scorc...Show More

13:47 | Jan 8th, 2018

Nicolás Maduro was an unlikely successor to Venezuela’s popular and charismatic Hugo Chavez. And, since his election, the country has been wracked with devastating food shortages, a breakdown of ordinary services and medical care, and rampant violenc...Show More
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26:29 | Sep 9th

The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, talks with Salman Rushdie about “Quichotte,” his apocalyptic quest novel. A few years ago, when the four hundredth anniversary of “Don Quixote” was being celebrated, Rushdie reread Cervantes’s book a...Show More

16:45 | Sep 6th

After more than two years of debates and one deadline extension, the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union on October 31st. Last week, with no Brexit deal in sight, Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to suspend Parliament for five weeks l...Show More

16:23 | Sep 2nd

Marianne Williamson, the self-help author associated with the New Age movement, has never held political office. But the race for the Presidency, she thinks, is less a battle of politics than a battle of souls. In her appearance in the July Democrati...Show More

13:19 | Aug 29th

Around the world, the number of measles cases is on the rise. Public health officials in the United States have put some of the blame on "anti-vaxxers," who believe that vaccines have destructive side effects and choose not to vaccinate their childre...Show More

15:02 | Aug 26th

In 2014, a pair of crimes shocked Israelis and Palestinians. The first was the abduction and murder of three Israeli boys by a Hamas-linked group. Then there was an act of reprisal—the torture, burning, and murder of a Palestinian teen-ager named Moh...Show More

21:13 | Aug 22nd

Mike Pompeo is the last surviving member of President Trump’s original national-security team. Pompeo entered the Administration as the director of the C.I.A., but, after the sudden end of Rex Tillerson’s tenure as Secretary of State, Pompeo was elev...Show More

18:49 | Aug 19th

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s first starring role was in the 2002 movie “Secretary,” a distriburbing romantic comedy about a troubled woman in a sadomasochistic relationship with her boss. Since then, Gyllenhaal has continued to push the boundaries of how sex ...Show More

18:00 | Aug 15th

Earlier this month, a gunman killed nine people and injured nearly thirty more in Dayton, Ohio. The shooting in Dayton, the 251st mass shooting in the United States this year, took place only hours before an even deadlier mass shooting in El Paso, Te...Show More

14:23 | Aug 12th

Nanfu Wang grew up under China’s one-child policy and never questioned it. “You don’t know that it’s something initiated and implemented by the authority,” she tells The New Yorker’s Jiayang Fan. “It’s a normal part of everything. Just like water exi...Show More

16:59 | Aug 8th

On Sunday, the Indian government of Narendra Modi revoked the semi-autonomous status of Kashmir, the Muslim-majority region on the border between India and Pakistan, and brought it under control of the Indian government. Imran Khan, Pakistan’s Prime ...Show More

49:17 | Aug 5th

When Mohamedou Salahi arrived at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, in August of 2002, he was hopeful.  He knew why he had been detained: he had crossed paths with Al Qaeda operatives, and his cousin had once called him from Osama bin Laden’s phone. ...Show More

19:17 | Aug 1st

In May, the Colorado senator Michael Bennet became the nineteenth Democrat to announce that he was running for the Party’s Presidential nomination. He is among the most experienced and respected candidates: prior to his decade as a Democratic senator...Show More

16:51 | Jul 29th

Tana French was an actor in her thirties when she sat down to write about a mystery that took the lives of two children, which became the global blockbuster “In the Woods.” With her subsequent books about the Dublin Murder Squad, French became known ...Show More

16:04 | Jul 25th

In June, protests erupted in Hong Kong over a proposed bill that could have allowed the Chinese government to prosecute political dissidents living in Hong Kong. This past Sunday, police in the city fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters, an...Show More

16:17 | Jul 22nd

Since 1969, when an estimated six hundred million people around the world watched two astronauts walk on the surface of the moon, a significant number of people have doubted that it ever took place. A major line of conspiracy theory insists that the ...Show More

16:02 | Jul 19th

Military tensions between Iran and the United States have been escalating since the spring, and rose further still this week. Robin Wright joins Dorothy Wickenden to talk about Iran's longstanding eye-for-an-eye strategy, and whether a new diplomatic...Show More

56:22 | Jul 15th

It’s hard to recall a newly elected freshman representative to Congress who has made a bigger impact than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her primary victory for New York’s Fourteenth District seat—as a young woman of color beating out a long-established w...Show More

16:23 | Jul 11th

This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11, the NASA mission that first put men on the moon. In the decades since Apollo 11, the American space program has atrophied. No manned American space mission has left low Earth orbit since 1972. B...Show More

16:27 | Jul 1st

For decades, critical praise for a TV show was that it was “not like TV,” but more like a novel or a movie. That ingrained hierarchy always bugged Emily Nussbaum, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for her criticism in The New Yorker. She has been...Show More

18:50 | Jun 28th

Sarah Stillman joins Dorothy Wickenden to talk about how the deterrence policies of Republican and Democratic Presidents have failed, and what the Democratic candidates should be saying about how to deal with asylum seekers.

25:15 | Jun 24th

The New Yorker contributor Jenna Krajeski recently met with a woman who calls herself Esperanza. In her home country, Esperanza was coerced and threatened into prostitution, and later was trafficked into the United States, where she was subjected to ...Show More

20:15 | Jun 21st

As Senator Warren’s presidential candidacy gathers momentum, the Democratic establishment is nervously reckoning with the leftward drift of the party. Warren has a reputation for progressive policy ideas, but she is distancing herself from Bernie San...Show More

11:44 | Jun 17th

Apple, Amazon, Alphabet (which owns Google), and Facebook—known in the tech world as the Big Four—are among the largest and most profitable companies in the world, and they’ve been accustomed to the laxest of oversight from Washington. But the climat...Show More

20:05 | Jun 13th

Climate change is the most pressing issue in the world, and the twenty-three Democratic candidates for President have ideas about how to address it. For decades, economists have argued for a cap-and-trade system or a carbon tax as the cheapest and mo...Show More

18:08 | Jun 10th

Evgeny Shtorn and Alexander Kondakov were living together in St. Petersburg when Vladimir Putin began his crackdown on the L.G.B.T.Q. movement in Russia, passing laws that prevented gay “propaganda.” Kondakov is a scholar of the movement, and Shtorn ...Show More

18:55 | Jun 6th

Tuesday marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, when China’s People’s Liberation Army opened fire on pro-democracy activists, killing between a few hundred and a few thousand civilians. That the death toll remains unknown i...Show More

20:00 | Jun 3rd

Ava DuVernay doesn’t like using the term Central Park Five—a moniker created by the press in the aftermath of the notorious and brutal assault of a twenty-eight-year-old woman, Trisha Meili. “They’re not the Central Park Five,” she tells the New York...Show More

18:53 | May 30th

Beto O’Rourke did not defeat Ted Cruz in the 2018 Texas race for the Senate, but his campaign made him a political celebrity. In March, when O’Rourke announced his candidacy for the Democratic Presidential nomination, he raised more than six million ...Show More

15:51 | May 27th

When Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote “The Case for Reparations” for The Atlantic, in 2014, he didn’t expect the government to make reparations anytime soon. He told David Remnick that he had a more modest goal. “My notion,” Coates says, “was you could get peo...Show More

19:22 | May 23rd

In May, President Donald Trump instructed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to impose a ban on foreign-made equipment, much of it from China, that might pose a security threat to the U.S. Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, characterizes the new U.S. pol...Show More

20:32 | May 20th

The Green New Deal is the most ambitious climate proposal ever brought to Congress. And it’s coming to the table during one of the most divisive periods that Washington has ever seen. The New Yorker’s Eliza Griswold recently spoke with a woman named ...Show More

17:37 | May 17th

For decades, John Bolton, now the Trump Administration’s national-security adviser, has been warning about the threat that Iran poses to the United States. Last week, the White House announced a series of deployments to the Middle East that suggest t...Show More

16:57 | May 13th

After years of languishing far down the list of voters’ priorities, climate change has moved to the top of many voters’ concerns, according to a new CNN poll. Now Presidential candidates are competing to establish themselves as leaders on the issue, ...Show More

21:22 | May 9th

This week, a showdown between Congress and the Trump Administration over the refusal of Attorney General William Barr to testify before the House Judiciary Committee spurred further conversation about a “constitutional crisis.” In recent years, there...Show More

13:56 | May 6th

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her candidacy for President outside the Trump International Hotel. Little known outside of New York, Gillibrand was representing a congressional district in the region around Albany when she appointed, in 2009, to...Show More

22:54 | May 2nd

Last week, former Vice-President Joe Biden announced his candidacy for the 2020 Presidential race. He has an early lead in polls, but several women have come forward to accuse him of inappropriate behavior, and he is facing renewed scrutiny for how, ...Show More

15:14 | Apr 29th

In a crowded 2020 Democratic field, the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is looking for a way to set himself apart. One way he’s tried to do that is by taking on the issue of immigration—a favorite topic of President Donal...Show More

19:26 | Apr 25th

Since a surge of new voters participated in the 2018 midterm elections, Republican legislatures have introduced measures to limit those voters’ ability to cast their ballots. At the same time, research indicates that some of the methods historically ...Show More

15:56 | Apr 22nd

Last March, Wayne LaPierre sent a fund-raising letter to his members—an urgent plea for money. LaPierre described an attack on the Second Amendment that is unprecedented in the history of the country. But, in reality, what is endangering the N.R.A. i...Show More

16:15 | Apr 18th

On Monday, a fire severely damaged the nearly nine-hundred-year-old CathĂ©drale Notre-Dame de Paris, one of France’s most beloved cultural landmarks. In the wake of the fire, President Emmanuel Macron delayed a long-awaited speech addressing the Frenc...Show More

18:51 | Apr 15th

Masha Gessen and Keith Gessen have, taken together, written more than a dozen books and a thousand articles. Keith Gessen is a founder of n+1, an influential literary journal; Masha has written for major newspapers and journals as well as, since 2014...Show More

20:04 | Apr 12th

Purdue Pharma, the Connecticut-based pharmaceutical company owned by the Sackler family, brought OxyContin to market in 1995. The Sacklers dismissed warnings that the drug was addictive and unleashed a well-funded marketing campaign to sell it to doc...Show More

20:35 | Apr 8th

During an exit interview with President Barack Obama in November, 2016, just weeks after the election, David Remnick asked who would be the leaders of the Democratic Party and the contenders to oppose Trump in 2020. Obama mentioned people like Kamala...Show More

18:02 | Apr 4th

Last week, President Trump announced that he would stop sending financial aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, the countries of origin of many of the migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump’s announcement contradicts accept...Show More

16:56 | Apr 1st

The Mueller investigation has been a two-year obsession for nearly everyone who cares about politics in America. For one side, the special counsel was a bĂȘte noire, a leader of a witch hunt; for the other, Mueller was a deus ex machina who would end ...Show More

19:04 | Mar 28th

Last week, the special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Though the report has not been released to the public, a summary by Attorney General William Barr cleared the President of c...Show More

12:33 | Mar 25th

Since the minute that British citizens voted, in a 2016 referendum, to leave the European Union, confusion and disorganization has consumed the U.K. Three years later, little has changed: confusion and disorganization may carry the U.K. over the clif...Show More

18:38 | Mar 21st

On April 9th, Israel will hold a general election. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces several accusations of corruption, and seems sure to be indicted. The increasingly right-wing Likud Party, which has held power for a decade, faces strong oppo...Show More

25:06 | Mar 18th

In 2012, two young activists from the National Immigrant Youth Alliance went on an undercover mission to infiltrate the Broward Transitional Center, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Florida. NIYA had been contacted by the son of a m...Show More

15:50 | Mar 15th

This week, a series of votes in the British House of Commons introduced a new chapter in the Brexit story and pushed parliamentary procedures to a breaking point. After Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan was voted down for a second time, the Ho...Show More

23:56 | Mar 11th

Donald Trump has made no secret of his great admiration for Fox News—he tweets praise of it constantly—and his disdain for other, “fake news” outlets, which he regards as “enemies of the people.” But the closeness between Fox News and the White House...Show More

18:37 | Mar 7th

This week, it was announced that a patient in the United Kingdom had been cured of H.I.V. The “London Patient” is only the second person with H.I.V. to be cured of the disease since its discovery, in 1981. The breakthrough comes weeks after President...Show More

13:34 | Mar 4th

Donald Trump boasts an approval rating among Republican voters of close to ninety per cent. But the former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld recently announced an exploratory committee to challenge Trump in the primary. It looks like a political suici...Show More

16:57 | Mar 1st

This week, in an open hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime consigliere, implicated the President in multiple felonies, and gave the world a hint of what to expect in investigations into the T...Show More

16:20 | Feb 25th

In 1972, the I.R.A. abducted and “disappeared” Jean McConville, the mother of ten children, most of whom were teen-age or younger. Her case became one of the most notorious unsolved murders of the long period of unrest in Northern Ireland known as th...Show More

17:36 | Feb 21st

On Tuesday, the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders announced that he would once again run for President. When Sanders ran in 2016, he was viewed as an insurgent candidate challenging the Democratic mainstream from the left flank of the Party. This time, ...Show More

11:36 | Feb 18th

When depictions of Virginia politicians in blackface surfaced this month, the New Yorker contributor Teju Cole was unsurprised. “A white man of a certain age in the U.S.,” he reflects, “is found to have done something racist in his past; well, yes.” ...Show More

18:56 | Feb 14th

In recent speeches defending his plan to build his border wall, President Trumphas repeatedly made reference to women who are kidnaped and trafficked over the U.S.-Mexico border. “Women are tied up, they’re bound, duct tape put around their faces, ar...Show More

41:57 | Feb 11th

Last week, the House held hearings on gun violence, the first in eight years. In the 2018 elections, gun-reform groups outspent the N.R.A.—which appears to be in financial trouble. After years of greatly expanded gun rights, is the tide turning on gu...Show More

15:10 | Feb 7th

The Fox News host Tucker Carlson, a vigorous defender of President Trump, shocked many viewers recently with a sharp warning about the dangers of market capitalism. “Market capitalism is not a religion,” he said. “Any economic system that weakens and...Show More

26:10 | Feb 4th

Washington is abuzz with rumors that the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is coming soon. We know that Donald Trump’s Presidency depends on its contents. But with all the headlines of the past two years—this one brought in for questioning, tha...Show More

14:52 | Jan 31st

In May of 2018, Nicolås Maduro announced that he had won reëlection as the President of Venezuela. Almost immediately, reports of voting irregularities and of suppression of opposition parties cast doubts on the legitimacy of the election. Earlier th...Show More

11:48 | Jan 28th

Silicon Valley may be the center of the tech world right now, but Kai-Fu Lee says that’s going to change, and fast. Lee—a computer scientist who worked at Apple, Microsoft, and Google before becoming a venture capitalist—predicts that China will soon...Show More

19:10 | Jan 24th

With a solid conservative majority on the Supreme Court, many expect that the Justices will revisit Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that made abortion legal in the United States. Should Roe be overturned, it will fall to the states to regulate access to...Show More

15:04 | Jan 21st

For decades, it’s been an open secret that R. Kelly has allegedly kept young women trapped in abusive relationships through psychological manipulation, fear, and intimidation. His domestic situation has been compared to a sex cult. He was acquitted o...Show More

18:24 | Jan 18th

The government shutdown is entering its fifth week. Although recent polls indicate that a majority of Americans oppose President Trump’s proposed wall along the southern border, he refuses to consider a federal budget unless it includes money for the...Show More

18:27 | Jan 14th

A number of people have been credited with the political rise of Donald Trump—Roger Stone and Steve Bannon among them—but perhaps the most influential is Mark Burnett, the English reality-TV producer. After the massive success of his show “Survivor,”...Show More

18:18 | Jan 10th

With the departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, following the ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump will soon be rid of the two men he holds responsible for the Robert Mueller investigation. Jeffrey Toobin joins Dorothy Wicken...Show More

25:30 | Jan 7th

Janet Mock first heard the word “māhĆ«,” a Native Hawaiian word for people who exist outside the male-female binary, when she was twelve. She had just moved back to Oahu, where she was born, from Texas, and, by that point, Mock knew that the gender sh...Show More

17:11 | Jan 4th

Cracks in the Republican Party’s façade of unity are showing. Trump stumbled into the New Year, having invited a shutdown of the federal government, prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis, suffered through the stock market’s worst...Show More

15:00 | Dec 24th, 2018

The New Yorker staff writers Jia Tolentino, Doreen St. Félix, and Alexandra Schwartz all cover the culture beat from different angles. They talk with David Remnick about the emblematic pop-culture phenomena of 2018 that tell us where we were this yea...Show More

16:13 | Dec 20th, 2018

On Monday, reports from the Senate Intelligence Committee accused Facebook of “dissembling” about its knowledge of Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 Presidential election. The next day, the Times revealed how Facebook gave other big tech compani...Show More

11:22 | Dec 17th, 2018

Until September, you’d be forgiven for not knowing much about Senator Amy Klobuchar. A Democratic senator from Minnesota since 2006, Klobuchar made national headlines over her frank questioning of the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s history o...Show More

16:23 | Dec 13th, 2018

On Wednesday, the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom voted not to oust Prime Minister Theresa May. With the March Brexit deadline approaching, May must convince not only her political opponents but also the fringe members of her own party that ...Show More

21:08 | Dec 10th, 2018

The twelve years that Claire McCaskill has served as the Senator from Missouri have not been good for Congress. They saw the unprecedented rise of partisan rancor and the collapse of legislative process; bills are now written in the majority leader’s...Show More

17:40 | Dec 6th, 2018

Recent developments in the Mueller investigation, in the cases against Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn, provide some answers to two key questions: Did President Trump or anyone in his inner circle conspire with Russia to interfere with the 2016 Presi...Show More

13:20 | Dec 3rd, 2018

In the November midterm elections, Stacey Abrams, a gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, arrived at her polling place to cast a vote for herself, only to have a poll worker claim that she had already filed for an absentee ballot. Carol Anderson’s book...Show More

18:53 | Nov 30th, 2018

In the run-up to the 2016 midterm elections, President Trump spoke frequently about the threat posed by the “migrant caravan,” a group of Central and South American migrants travelling through Mexico toward the U.S. border. In the past two weeks, the...Show More

14:36 | Nov 26th, 2018

George Packer talks with David Remnick about how a political feedback loop has driven the Republican Party into a policy of climate-change denial, despite the almost universal scientific consensus. Adam Davidson contrasts climate change with the 2008...Show More

16:31 | Nov 19th, 2018

More than two years after British voters approved a measure to withdraw their nation from the European Union—a gigantic undertaking with no roadmap of any sort —Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled a plan: essentially, that the U.K. would remain in th...Show More

15:44 | Nov 16th, 2018

On Monday, almost a week after the polls closed on Election Day, Kyrsten Sinema was the declared the winner of the race for Jeff Flake’s vacated Senate seat in Arizona. Sinema will be the first Democrat Arizona has sent to the Senate in decades, and ...Show More

10:29 | Nov 12th, 2018

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act injected almost nine hundred billion dollars into the U.S. economy to help the nation recover from the 2008 financial crisis. Ninety billion dollars went to clean energy, with the intention of jump-starting ...Show More

18:42 | Nov 8th, 2018

In the midterm elections on Tuesday, the Democrats captured control of the House of Representatives. They now have the authority to investigate many of the potentially criminal activities that took place during the campaign and the first two years of...Show More

15:11 | Nov 5th, 2018

Jonathan Blitzer spent a week in Mexico with the so-called caravan—a group of about five thousand migrants, most of them from Honduras, who are making a dangerous journey on foot to the U.S. border. Donald Trump, who has described the caravan as “inv...Show More

14:25 | Nov 1st, 2018

Last week, Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil. Bolsonaro has been called Brazil’s answer to Donald Trump—an outspoken populist who promises to punish his political enemies and roll back protections on minority groups in the interest of “m...Show More

16:08 | Oct 29th, 2018

The reporter Eliza Griswold has long been following political campaigns in Pennsylvania.  She has found that, for voters across a wide swath of the state, the thing that’s foremost on people’s minds isn’t Donald Trump but a pipeline running through t...Show More

20:28 | Oct 26th, 2018

Senator Claire McCaskill, running for a third term in the Senate, continues to define herself as a  moderate Democrat in a state that has grown almost entirely red. Her opponent, Josh Hawley, a fierce young supporter of President Trump, describes her...Show More

13:48 | Oct 22nd, 2018

While the big story going into the midterm elections has been the possibility of a “blue wave”—an upsurge of Democratic progressives, including a high number of women and minority candidates—the divisive political climate has also given us the very o...Show More

16:17 | Oct 19th, 2018

With growth surging, the stock market still breaking records, and unemployment lower than it’s been in decades, the strength of the economy should be a strong selling point for Republicans in the midterm elections. But with a trade war looming and ec...Show More

13:04 | Oct 15th, 2018

For democracy to function, we have to trust and accept the results of elections. But that trust is increasingly difficult to maintain in a world where malicious actors like the G.R.U., the Russian intelligence agency, have been actively probing our e...Show More

18:08 | Oct 11th, 2018

On October 2nd, the journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He has not been seen since. Turkish intelligence believes that he was abducted or assassinated on the orders of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. Bin S...Show More

16:23 | Oct 8th, 2018

After the election of Donald Trump, the feminist journalist Rebecca Traister began channeling her anger into a book. The result, “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger” combines an analysis of how women’s anger is discouraged and def...Show More

18:26 | Oct 5th, 2018

Democrats are running surprisingly competitive races across the Southeast and Southwest, in states that Republicans have long considered safe, including Texas, Tennessee, and Arizona. In Florida and Georgia, two proudly progressive African-American c...Show More

13:07 | Oct 1st, 2018

Most Republicans would go into the 2018 midterm elections boasting of low unemployment and economic growth. Donald Trump is not most Republicans. The President has an affinity for protectionist tariffs—most recently including two hundred billion doll...Show More

18:33 | Sep 28th, 2018

On Thursday morning, in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Professor Christine Blasey Ford testified that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 1982. In the afternoon, Kavanaugh furiously described the accusations ...Show More

15:20 | Sep 24th, 2018

Jill Lepore is a New Yorker staff writer and a historian at Harvard University. She tells David Remnick that her new book is the result of a dare: to tell—or even to understand—the story of this country, from the Age of Discovery through the present ...Show More

16:42 | Sep 21st, 2018

Last week, Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, publicly accused the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of drunkenly assaulting her when they were both teen-agers. Ford’s allegations have imperilled Kavanaugh’s confirmation ...Show More

16:14 | Sep 17th, 2018

The day after The New Yorker published Ronan Farrow’s exposĂ© about Harvey Weinstein, Farrow got a phone call from the actress and screenwriter Illeana Douglas. She wanted to talk about Leslie Moonves, who was then the head of CBS and one of the most ...Show More

20:28 | Sep 13th, 2018

Revelations about Facebook’s role in the Russian effort to undermine the 2016 Presidential elections, along with news about its failures to safeguard users’ privacy, has brought a new level of scrutiny to the company. As members of Congress consider ...Show More

38:55 | Sep 10th, 2018

Idalia and Arnold came to this country nearly two decades ago, from Honduras. They settled in a small city in New England and found the working-class jobs of the type common to undocumented Central Americans: janitorial, hotel housekeeping and constr...Show More

21:32 | Sep 7th, 2018

Bob Woodward's book about life inside the Trump White House won't be published until next week, but an excerpt published in the Washington Post this week portrays Trump as erratic and ignorant, and quotes top officials describing measures they've tak...Show More

14:01 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Like his father, Rev. Billy Graham, before him, Rev. Franklin Graham is one of the nation’s most prominent preachers, influential in the evangelical world and in the highest echelons of Washington. But where Billy Graham came to regret that he had “s...Show More

19:34 | Aug 30th, 2018

On Saturday, John McCain, the six-term senator from Arizona and former Republican Presidential candidate, died after a battle with brain cancer. Three days later, Arizona held its statewide primary elections. McCain offered some pointed final words t...Show More

16:40 | Aug 27th, 2018

Sergeant Edwin Raymond is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by a group of New York City police officers who have become famous as “the N.Y.P.D.-12.” They claim that, despite a 2010 statewide ban, officers are forced to meet monthly quotas for arr...Show More

20:52 | Aug 23rd, 2018

On Tuesday, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was convicted on multiple counts of tax and bank fraud. Also on Tuesday, Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty to violations of campaign-finance law, which ...Show More

26:08 | Aug 20th, 2018

During the lead-up to the 2016 election, three actors who have played fictional Presidents of the United States discussed what it means to be “Presidential,” in a panel moderated by Michael Schulman. Bill Pullman, who, as President Thomas J. Whitmore...Show More

19:40 | Aug 16th, 2018

During their summit in Helsinki, in July, Vladimir Putin made an offer to Donald Trump: Robert Mueller’s investigators could come to the Kremlin to interview twelve Russian intelligence officials. In return, Putin wanted the opportunity for the Kreml...Show More

15:53 | Aug 13th, 2018

Lee Child didn’t start writing novels until he lost a prestigious job producing TV in England during a shakeup that he attributes to Rupert Murdoch. He tried his hand at writing a thriller, and found that the new career suited him: with a hundred mil...Show More

15:56 | Aug 9th, 2018

Last week, prosecutors began arguments again Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, in the first trial to come out of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Manafort has been indicted for a litany of financial crimes stemming from his wor...Show More

28:28 | Aug 6th, 2018

All her life, Astrid Holleeder knew that her older brother Willem was involved in crime; in their tough Amsterdam neighborhood, and as children of an abusive father, it wasn’t a shocking development. But she was stunned when, in 1983, Willem and his ...Show More

17:24 | Aug 2nd, 2018

President Trump has taken to boasting about overseeing, as he said recently, "the best economy in the history of our country." But trade wars loom and the deficit continues to grow. John Cassidy joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the good news and ba...Show More

15:03 | Jul 30th, 2018

American sanctions on Russia—the Magnitsky Act, in particular—probably motivated the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 election. But in the wake of the summit in Helsinki, and facing the threat of Russian meddling in the 2018 midterms, the Senate is...Show More

16:45 | Jul 26th, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Governor Scott Walker turned Wisconsin from a progressive state into the proving ground of right-wing politics. In 2016, Donald Trump narrowly won the state, the first Republican to win there in over thirty years. Next mon...Show More

21:53 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Among the examinations of Philip Roth’s work that followed his death, in May, were several that leveled a familiar charge at the author and his work: that of misogyny. Long known as a vivid chronicler of male sexual desire, Roth’s work, some argued, ...Show More

18:18 | Jul 20th, 2018

This week, at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, President Trump again expressed doubt about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The next day, following a torrent of criticism, Trump claimed he had misspok...Show More

08:56 | Jul 16th, 2018

In June, the ten-term congressman Joe Crowley lost the Democratic primary for New York’s Fourteenth District to a twenty-eight-year-old democratic socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This result was a shock to the Democratic establishment, who had t...Show More

18:25 | Jul 12th, 2018

Next week, President Trump will travel to Finland to meet with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Susan B. Glasser joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what Putin hopes to achieve at the summit, and how Trump is upending decades of U.S. foreign pol...Show More

14:04 | Jul 9th, 2018

When Autumn Miles filed for divorce from an abusive spouse, the church that she belonged to told her to return to her husband—or face expulsion. Since then, Miles has been on a crusade to call attention to the treatment of women in the evangelical co...Show More

17:56 | Jun 28th, 2018

West Virginia has grown increasingly conservative in recent decades, while Virginia has become more liberal. In Virginia, where Democrats hope gains will help them take the House, Abigail Spanberger, a former C.I.A. officer, poses a strong challenge ...Show More

11:44 | Jun 25th, 2018

Border Patrol, which has forcibly separated families in border detention, has put some immigrant children in the care of a separate agency, the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Although a recent executive order modified the Administration’s “zero tole...Show More

15:54 | Jun 21st, 2018

On July 1st, Mexicans will elect a new President. The front-runner is Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a progressive populist and former mayor of Mexico City. López Obrador has promised to address the country's economic problems, rein in the drug cartels...Show More

11:04 | Jun 18th, 2018

Charles and David Koch are two of the ten richest Americans. They’ve been major donors to conservative and libertarian causes, funding candidates for office, the Tea Party movement, and even university economics departments. They sat out Donald Trump...Show More

18:07 | Jun 14th, 2018

President Trump has struggled to fulfill several of his campaign pledges, but in one area his Administration has made considerable headway: his Attorney General is leading a brutal crackdown on undocumented migrants. Jonathan Blitzer joins Dorothy Wi...Show More

17:37 | Jun 11th, 2018

Donald Trump came into office promising to make so many cuts to the government that “your head will spin.” Evan Osnos has been reporting from Washington on how the Administration is radically changing the civil service, and he’s found that, to a degr...Show More

15:43 | Jun 7th, 2018

Next week, President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. The summit comes after months of political provocations from both leaders. Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what Kim really wants to achieve, ...Show More

20:15 | Jun 4th, 2018

Not so long ago, Senator Marco Rubio was seen as the shining future of the G.O.P.: a staunch, national-security-minded conservative who was young, charismatic, and a popular Latino politician in a crucial swing state. That was before Donald Trump’s i...Show More

20:55 | May 31st, 2018

In February, teachers in West Virginia went on strike to protest low wages and underfunding of schools. Since then, teachers have gone on strike in Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina and Oklahoma. New Yorker contributor and Oklahoman Rivka G...Show More

11:25 | May 28th, 2018

In his New Yorker story “Thresholds of Violence,” Malcolm Gladwell turned his attention to the psychology of school shooters. In a conversation with The New Yorker’s Dorothy Wickenden, Gladwell explains why the social dynamics of school shootings are...Show More

25:04 | May 24th, 2018

This week, we inaugurate our new monthly series, "The Challengers," which will discuss some of the most contentious midterm races across the country, and examine how revolts against established politicians are reshaping the two parties. On this episo...Show More

14:20 | May 21st, 2018

Susan B. Glasser, a staff writer for The New Yorker based in Washington, speaks with Wendy Sherman about the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran deal. As the Undersecretary of State fo...Show More

19:59 | May 18th, 2018

The Cold War was a showdown between two nuclear powers, and many experts believe that it was nearly miraculous that the period ended without catastrophic loss of life.Today, with nine nations possessing nuclear weapons and three other which may soon ...Show More

15:35 | May 14th, 2018

In an atmosphere of toxic political partisanship, the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence is working very hard to maintain a functioning bipartisan investigation on Russian interference. The vice-chairman of that committee, Senator Mark Warner ...Show More

21:52 | May 10th, 2018

This week, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the adult film star Stormy Daniels, released a report detailing the shady business practices of Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer. Adam Davidson joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss Avenatti's ...Show More

13:23 | May 7th, 2018

A groundswell of women are seeking congressional seats this year, as Margaret Talbot recently reported, and an all-time high of seventy-eight women are expected to run for governor. Among them is Stacey Abrams, a lawyer, businesswoman, author, and fo...Show More

15:50 | May 3rd, 2018

Recent weeks have seen an F.B.I. raid on the offices of President Trump’s personal lawyer, a leak of the Mueller investigation’s questions for the President, and a shakeup on Trump’s legal team. Jeffrey Toobin joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss Muell...Show More

10:25 | Apr 30th, 2018

Earlier this month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted its largest workplace raid in a decade, in the tiny town of Bean Station, Tennessee. The owner of a meat-packing plant was being investigated by the I.R.S., and was suspected of employ...Show More

14:47 | Apr 26th, 2018

This week, President Trump hosted his first state dinner, in honor of Emmanuel Macron, the French President. Macron spoke with Trump about the Iran nuclear deal, and gave a speech before a joint session of Congress explaining his differences with cur...Show More

1:13:05 | Apr 23rd, 2018

In a long career in law enforcement, the former F.B.I. Director James Comey aimed to be above politics, but in the 2016 election he stepped directly into it.  In his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” Comey makes the case to America that he handled the F.B.I....Show More

18:05 | Apr 19th, 2018

As of this week, five hundred and twenty-nine women are running in 2018 for Congress. Another seventy-eight are pursuing governorships. Margaret Talbot joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the surge in female candidates, and how the sexual scandals sur...Show More

18:50 | Apr 16th, 2018

As a conservative columnist at the New York Times, Ross Douthat fills the post once held by no less a figure than William Kristol.  A devout Catholic, Douthat opposes the progressive direction in which Pope Francis is leading the Church—to prioritize...Show More

14:49 | Apr 13th, 2018

The Russian-backed forces of President Bashar al-Assad have all but regained control of Syria, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and more than half of the country's population displaced. This week, President Trump threatened Russia over its backing ...Show More

16:29 | Apr 9th, 2018

Emma GonzĂĄlez is a survivor of the Parkland attack and, in its aftermath, she has quickly become one of the most visible leaders of the new push for gun control in this country. In the last two months she has debated an N.R.A. spokesman on live telev...Show More

19:18 | Apr 5th, 2018

As Facebook faces rising scrutiny about Facebook's handling of users' private information, Mark Zuckerberg struggles to contain the damage. Next week, he'll be questioned before a congressional committee. Andrew Marantz joins Dorothy Wickenden to dis...Show More

56:09 | Apr 2nd, 2018

When police showed up to question John Thompson, he was worried that it was because he had sold drugs to an undercover cop.  When he realized they were investigating a murder, he could only laugh: “Shit, for real? Murder?” Thompson was insistent on h...Show More

18:16 | Mar 30th, 2018

Last week, in a coordinated effort by many grassroots groups, a series of protests against gun violence took place in communities around the world. Jelani Cobb joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how today's activists are adapting Civil Rights-era pri...Show More

22:01 | Mar 26th, 2018

Abdulqader Hilal Al-Dabab was the mayor of Sana’a, a politician with a long record of mediating disputes in a notoriously fractious and dangerous country. Earlier in his career, he accepted a position at which his two predecessors had been assassinat...Show More

17:25 | Mar 23rd, 2018

This week, new stories emerged about how the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica used data from tens of millions of Facebook profiles to shape Trump's culture war. Cambridge Analytica is almost wholly owned by the family of Robert Mercer, a...Show More

20:32 | Mar 19th, 2018

As the fourth season of “Veep” came to an end, director Armando Iannucci turned from chronicling the foibles of cynical western democracy to something darker still: life under dictatorship.  He found his source material in the French graphic novel “T...Show More

14:26 | Mar 15th, 2018

On Tuesday, President Trump announced that he had fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and planned to replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Dexter Filkins joins Evan Osnos to discuss the changes at the top of the State Department and the CIA, ...Show More

19:34 | Mar 12th, 2018

The dossier—a secret report alleging various corrupt dealings between Donald Trump, his campaign, and the government of Russia, made public after the 2016 election—is one of the most hotly debated documents in Washington. The dossier’s author, Christ...Show More

16:19 | Mar 9th, 2018

Yesterday, the White House announced that President Trump would travel to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong-Un to discuss the regime's nuclear program. Robin Wright joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how the Administration's slapdash foreign policy i...Show More

11:46 | Mar 5th, 2018

A national conversation about gun control is gaining ground after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. But in the days just after the shooting Florida legislators voted against even debating gun control. The unw...Show More

20:28 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Teenaged survivors  of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, already have begun to change the terms of debate over gun safety. Adam Gopnik joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how grassroots movements--from Mothers...Show More

14:59 | Feb 26th, 2018

Masha Gessen was born in Moscow, and came to this country with her family as a teenager, and she moved back and forth between the United States and Russia as an adult.  Her work as a journalist and as a gay rights activist in both countries has made ...Show More

20:54 | Feb 22nd, 2018

What does the Trump Organization's unorthodox business conduct reveal about the Administration's political troubles with Special Counsel Robert Mueller? Adam Davidson joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how the Trump family's financial ties to Russian...Show More

19:28 | Feb 19th, 2018

We now know that Russian operatives exploited Facebook and other social media to sow division and undermine the election of 2016, and special counsel Robert Mueller recently indicted Russian nationals and Russian entities for this activity. During th...Show More

17:51 | Feb 15th, 2018

The tensions between President Trump and the intelligence agencies escalated this week. On Tuesday, the nation’s top national-security officials warned the Senate Intelligence Committee that the current security-clearance program at the White House i...Show More

12:32 | Feb 12th, 2018

The 2016 Presidential primaries were a rebuke to moderates in both parties. Bernie Sanders, a sometime Democratic Socialist, built a grassroots movement that bitterly rejected the centrist Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump, whose conservative credentials...Show More

16:50 | Feb 9th, 2018

This week, Rob Porter, an aide to President Trump, resigned after his two ex-wives went public with accusations that he’d been physically abusive. At the same time, the backlash against #MeToo continues. Jia Tolentino joins Dorothy Wickenden to discu...Show More

14:45 | Feb 5th, 2018

Laura Kipnis is a professor at Northwestern University and a provocative feminist critic. Her book “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus” states, “If this is feminism, it’s feminism hijacked by melodrama.” She has been accused of violat...Show More

18:03 | Feb 1st, 2018

In his first State of the Union Address, President Trump made passing reference to making America's nuclear arsenal "so strong and so powerful that it will deter any acts of aggression by any other nation or anyone else." Also this week, the Bulletin...Show More

19:32 | Jan 29th, 2018

The novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has had commercial and critical success: Her best-seller “Americanah” won a National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, and a speech she gave on feminism was sampled by BeyoncĂ©. But Adichie is skeptical of fa...Show More

12:56 | Jan 26th, 2018

In June, President Trump ordered the firing of Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. He changed his mind when Don McGahn, the White House counsel, threatened to resign. Jeffrey Toobin joins Dorot...Show More

0:00 | Jan 22nd, 2018

The Ku Klux Klan was originally focused on maintaining the old racial order in the postwar South, chiefly through the violent suppression of African-Americans. But, in the nineteen-twenties, the Klan was reborn as a nationwide movement targeting not ...Show More

0:00 | Jan 19th, 2018

With government shutdown looming over Washington, the G.O.P. finds itself once again mired in intra-party conflicts. Despite its struggles with basic governance, Republicans have begun to achieve many of their long-standing goals. John Cassidy joins ...Show More

13:10 | Jan 15th, 2018

From the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency, immigration and deportation have been at the top of the agenda—from the so-called Muslim ban to the use of DACA recipients as a bargaining chip in the quest for a border wall. Under his Administration,...Show More

15:05 | Jan 11th, 2018

This week, Steve Bannon was ousted from his position as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, the self-described "platform for the alt-right." Andrew Marantz joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the rise of the alt-right movement, and what Steve Bannon...Show More

17:17 | Jan 5th, 2018

Last week, protests against the government of President Hassan Rouhani broke out across Iran. On the eve of the fortieth anniversary of the Iranian revolution, Robin Wright joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what Ayatollah Khomeini misunderstood abou...Show More

14:15 | Jan 2nd, 2018

On January 1, thirty-seven-year-old Arthur Gregg Sulzberger will succeed his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., as the publisher of the New York Times. His 2014 internal report to the Times’ leadership is credited with launching the paper’s transit...Show More

17:39 | Dec 21st, 2017

The Administration is withdrawing from commitments abroad. Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how China is vying to supplant the U.S. as the world’s most powerful economic and political power.

11:44 | Dec 18th, 2017

Roy Moore was a classic Trumpian candidate: a political outsider of extreme positions, rejected by the establishment and plagued by accusations of scandal. He eventually garnered the full support of Donald Trump, but Moore was finally too much for vo...Show More

14:11 | Dec 14th, 2017

This week, the Democrat Doug Jones was elected to the U.S. Senate in Alabama's special election, after his Republican opponent, Roy Moore, was heavily criticized for his racial politics and allegations that he sexually harassed five women when they w...Show More

12:22 | Dec 11th, 2017

On December 14th, the Internet and everything you do on it may change. The commissioners of the F.C.C. are going to vote on regulations about net neutrality: the principle, in place since the advent of the Web, that Internet service providers must tr...Show More

13:38 | Dec 7th, 2017

This week, President Trump announced plans to drastically reduce the size of two national monuments, Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Michelle Nijhaus joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the longstanding ba...Show More

20:37 | Dec 4th, 2017

Residents of Tangier Island, in the Chesapeake Bay, live through each hurricane season in fear of a major storm that would decimate their land. With its highest point only four feet above sea level, the island loses ground to erosion every year, and ...Show More

16:04 | Nov 30th, 2017

The Republican tax bill, which relies on big tax cuts for corporations to stimulate economic growth, has much in common with Ronald Reagan’s "trickle-down economics,” but it would be more damaging to the middle class and to the economy. And, unlike R...Show More

27:32 | Nov 27th, 2017

Donald Trump memorably claimed, without a shred of evidence, that millions of votes cast by undocumented immigrants had given Hillary Clinton the popular vote in the 2016 election. More circumspect conservatives argue that voter fraud is a real probl...Show More

18:16 | Nov 20th, 2017

In the wake of the avalanche of claims about Harvey Weinstein, more and more powerful men across the nation—in entertainment, newsrooms, tech firms, politics—are being accused of sexual harassment and worse, and are being called to account. Ronan Far...Show More

13:29 | Nov 16th, 2017

This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared for a third time before a congressional committee to answer questions relating to the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russia. Meanwhile, both parties are coping with sexual misconduct allegations. Rya...Show More

1:01:00 | Nov 13th, 2017

Dorothy Wickenden hosted the first episode of The New Yorker’s politics podcast in 2007, at the beginning of Barack Obama’s first Presidential campaign. The Obama Administration oversaw the recovery from the financial crisis, multiple foreign wars, h...Show More

15:57 | Nov 6th, 2017

Jeffrey Toobin tells David Remnick that, despite the mounting indictments against members of Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign, Trump is almost certainly safe from impeachment. Republican House members, Toobin says, have no incentive to moderate t...Show More

14:48 | Nov 3rd, 2017

On Monday, the Special Prosecutor filed his first indictments in his investigation into the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russia. Later in the week, House Speaker Paul Ryan revealed the details of the Republican tax plan. Does the Russia probe jeopa...Show More

20:22 | Oct 30th, 2017

When OxyContin came on the market, in 1995, physicians were understandably wary of the addictive potential of a powerful new opioid. As Patrick Radden Keefe reports, the manufacturer, Purdue Pharma, aggressively marketed OxyContin to physicians, clai...Show More

16:10 | Oct 26th, 2017

This week, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, an outspoken critic of President Trump, announced that he will not seek re-election. "None of these appalling features of our current politics should ever be regarded as normal,” said Flake from the Senate fl...Show More
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34:15 | Oct 23rd, 2017

In 2010, the Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, then known as Bradley Manning, sent nearly seven hundred and fifty thousand classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. The leak earned Manning a thirty-five-year prison sentence,...Show More
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21:32 | Oct 20th, 2017

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit, but his Vice President, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks. Jane Mayer joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss Pence’s surprising route to the White House, how he is quietly implementing his ideologic...Show More
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12:56 | Oct 16th, 2017

Colin Kaepernick has yet to set foot on the football field this season, but the protest movement he launched a year ago has taken on a life of its own, after the President went on a tirade against protesting players, suggesting that “that son of a bi...Show More
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16:17 | Oct 12th, 2017

Recent investigations by The New Yorker and The New York Times have brought to light allegations of sexual harassment and assault against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Many actresses and former employees have accused Weinstein of possible ...Show More
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20:32 | Oct 9th, 2017

The Trump SoHo was supposed to be a splash for the Trump Organization and for Ivanka and Donald Trump, Jr., who were leading the project. Instead, they were stuck trying to market very small units to buyers as the financial crisis hit. That they lied...Show More
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14:17 | Oct 6th, 2017

This week, The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin attended oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court for a case about extreme partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Toobin joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what he saw, and why this case will have far-rea...Show More
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11:16 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Jesse Eisinger’s book “The Chickenshit Club” asks why the Justice Department fails to prosecute financial executives for criminal business dealings. The staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, who has covered crime of many kinds, reviewed the book for The...Show More
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15:23 | Sep 28th, 2017

Why is Trump so hostile to the leaders of his own party? Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have become among the most reviled figures in Washington, and what the war on the Republican establishment means ...Show More
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16:32 | Sep 25th, 2017

Donald Trump mocked Kim Jong Un by calling him “rocket man,” and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the U.S. or its allies were attacked. Kim, in turn, dismissed Trump as a “barking dog.”  Evan Osnos recently reported from Washington and ...Show More
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17:50 | Sep 21st, 2017

This week, with Myanmar’s military continuing its brutal campaign against the Rohingya, one of the country’s Muslim minority groups, President Trump reaffirmed an “America First” foreign policy in his speech before the U.N. General Assembly. Philip G...Show More
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42:56 | Sep 18th, 2017

In a wide-ranging interview with David Remnick, Hillary Clinton says that political allies of Donald Trump sabotaged her campaign by planting fake news stories in social media and guiding the Wikileaks release of the hacked emails of her campaign sta...Show More
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16:51 | Sep 14th, 2017

President Trump is showing a new collegiality with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on DACA and other issues. John Cassidy joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Democrats are responding to Trump's calls for bipartisanship, and how m...Show More
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15:20 | Sep 11th, 2017

Demonstrators at Charlottesville’s “Unite the Right” rally were allowed to march through the University of Virginia campus carrying flaming torches and assault rifles. Dahlia Lithwick, a legal analyst, and Slate senior editor was, until recently, a l...Show More
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16:40 | Sep 8th, 2017

Jelani Cobb and Dorothy Wickenden discuss the Administration’s decision about the DREAMers, and the history of anti-immigration movements in the United States.
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13:31 | Sep 5th, 2017

We take for granted that popular entertainers can and should advocate for causes they believe in. But until Harry Belafonte pioneered that kind of activism in the middle of the last century, stars largely kept their political leanings private. In the...Show More
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21:27 | Aug 31st, 2017

Two weeks ago, Carl Icahn announced that he was leaving his position as President Trump’s special advisor on regulatory reform. A few hours later, The New Yorker’s Patrick Radden Keefe published a story documenting how Icahn used his influence to att...Show More
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14:51 | Aug 28th, 2017

Hostility toward identity politics—nurtured by Steve Bannon and others—helped propel the rise of Donald Trump. But that feeling is not only to be found on the right. The Columbia professor Mark Lilla, a Democrat and a self-described liberal, says ver...Show More
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21:41 | Aug 25th, 2017

David Rohde joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss his years as a reporter in Afghanistan, his seven months as a hostage in the tribal regions of Pakistan, and his thoughts about whether the United States can win the war on terror.
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14:30 | Aug 21st, 2017

Jason Matthews spent over thirty years in the C.I.A., working in the former Soviet bloc and other hot spots, and when he retired he turned to the next best thing: writing spy novels. While they’re contemporary —Vladimir Putin appears as a charact