New Yorker: Comment Podcast
Terrorism in Charleston
Listen toJelani Cobb’s Comment “Terrorism in Charleston,” which examines the term “domestic terrorism,” starting with the Ku Klux Klan, and the reluctance to apply it to the murders committed by Dylann Roof.
Coming to Terms
In "Coming to Terms," Philip Gourevitch writes about Africa and democracy.
Telling the Story
In “Telling the Story,” Amy Davidson asks why the WashingtonPost’s Jason Rezaian has been in a Tehran prison for nearly a year, without being publicly charged.
Art and Money
In“Art and Money,” Adam Gopnik asks: In today’s sky-high auction market, should artists be paid royalties?
In “Saudi Shakeup,” Steve Coll writes that the kingdom has new leadership—and a new challenge in President Obama’s nuclear negotiations with Iran.
In “Unclear Dangers,” Amy Davidson writes that, following the Jade Helm 15 map and the attack on the “Draw Muhammad” contest, politicians are fostering a perception of Texas as a battlefield.
In “City Life,” Jelani Cobb looks at what racism has done to Baltimore, where education, employment, health, housing, and policing have all broken down. Is this, he asks, what life in an American city should be?
In "Rescue First," Philip Gourevitch argues that thousands are drowning in the Mediterranean because Europe is evading maritime law and custom.
In “Dangerous Gamesmanship,” Steve Coll writes that, by meddling with Obama’s negotiations in Cuba and Iran, Republicans are further fragmenting American power.
What Videos Show
In “What Videos Show,” Amy Davidson writes about the police shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina, and argues that footage only matters when those who watch it make the right decisions.
The Free-Speech Crisis
Listen to "Mute Button," George Packer's comment on the dangers of censorship.
The Case for Negotiating with Iran
Listen to "The Case for Negotiating with Iran," Steve Coll's comment why Obama is right to chose the risks of nuclear diplomacy over yet more war.
Netanyahu Plays the Race Card
Listen to "Netanyahu Plays the Race Card," David Remnick's comment on how the Israeli Prime Minister has adopted Richard Nixon's Southern strategy.
Questions for Hillary Clinton
Listen to "Questions for Hillary Clinton," David Remnick's comment on what the potential candidate should shave been talking about last week.
The Iran Countdown
Listen to "The Iran Countdown," Amy Davidson's comment on Benjamin Netanyahu and why the Iran deal is worth it.
A Cynical Challenge to the A.C.A.
Listen to "A Cynical Challenge to the A.C.A.," Jeffrey Toobin's comment on how the health-care case before the Court is small in every way - except in the stakes riding on it's outcome.
No More Late Nights
Listen to No More Late Nights, Emily Nussbaums comment on how Jon Stewart became not merely a scourge of phonies but the nations fact checker.
The Politics of Measles
Listen to The Politics of Measles, Margaret Talbots Comment on vaccines and the law.
God and the G.O.P.
Listen to Amy Davidsons comment on Mitt Romney, Pope Francis, Republicans, and what religion means for 2016.
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