New Yorker: Comment Podcast
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.
So Long Times Square
Listen to Nick Paumgartens comment about The New Yorkers move to 1 World Trade Center.
Our Enduring Contradiction
Listen to Out Enduring Contradictions, Jelani Cobbs Comment in this weeks New Yorker
Listen to “Satire Lives,” Adam Gopnik’s Comment about the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo.
The Fire This Time
Listen to “The Fire This Time,” David Remnick’s Comment about the relationship between New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, and the N.Y.P.D.
Listen to “Southern Honeymoon,” Amy Davidson’s Comment about whether same-sex marriage will conquer the Deep South.
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