New Yorker: Comment Podcast
In “The Populists,” George Packer writes that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump harness populism's appeal—and demonstrate its limits.
In “Keeping Secrets,” Steve Coll writes about Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, arguing that, unfortunately for the candidate, the law around classified material can resemble a hall of mirrors.
Race and the Storm
In “Race and the Storm,” Jelani Cobbwrites that Hurricane Katrina wasn’t just a natural disaster. It was the start of a referendum on black citizenship.
Exit, Stage Left
In “Exit, Stage Left,” David Remnick reflects on Jon Stewart’s career and his responses, on “The Daily Show,” to political life in America.
In “Broken,” Amy Davidson writes about Donald Trump’s success in the polls and what it means for a debate in Cleveland co-hosted by Fox News and the Ohio Republican Party.
In “The Deal,” Steve Coll examines the I.A.E.A.-monitored nuclear accord with Iran, and how it could affect the Middle East’s conflicts.
Homage to Zenobia
In “Homage to Zenobia,” Lawrence Wright reflects on ISIS’s conquest of Palmyra, a Syrian town once ruled by a strong-willed queen.
In "Last Battles," Jelani Cobb examines the Confederacy's final retreat.
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.
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