New Yorker: The Political Scene
Donald Trump is an extreme political outlier. Why, then, is he the front-runner for the Republican Presidential nomination? Evan Osnos and Dorothy Wickenden discuss the reasons behind his current appeal.
The Party Positions on Immigration
WithDonald Trump’s incendiary rhetoriconce again making immigration the central political issue of the day, we look back at ourcoveragefromthepastyear.
The Democratic Contenders
Amy Davidson and Margaret Talbot join Ryan Lizza to talk about Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the emerging Democratic primary field.
The Republican Debate
John Cassidy and Evan Osnos join Amelia Lester to talk about last night's Republican debate, who landed the best punches, and how the Republican Party will look by the end of the primary.
The Abortion Debate
Eyal Press and Jeffrey Toobin join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the latest uproar over Planned Parenthood and the politics of abortion.
Ready or Not
Kathryn Schulz and John Seabrook join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the place of natural disasters in the American consciousness.
El Chapo’s Escape
Patrick Radden Keefe joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss El Chapo’s escape from a Mexican maximum-security prison, and the war on drugs.
The Iran Plan
Steve Coll and Robin Wright join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the implications of the nuclear talks with Iran.
The View from Charleston
Jelani Cobb and David Remnick join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the aftermath of the shootings atEmanuel A.M.E. Church and the conversation about race in America.
The War on Torture
Connie Bruck and Jane Mayer talk with Dorothy Wickenden about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report, and what it has revealed about U.S. policies, both domestic and foreign.
Adams, Harrison, Roosevelt, Bush. As another Bush prepares to enter the Presidential race, Hendrik Hertzberg and Ryan Lizza join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss dynasties in American politics and the role they’re likely to play in the 2016 election.
The U.S.A. Freedom Act
On Tuesday, BarackObama signed the U.S.A. Freedom Act into law, fundamentally changing the N.S.A.’s controversial policy on bulk data collection. Mattathias Schwartz and Amy Davidson join Amelia Lester to discuss the new law and what it means for U.S....
Race Relations in America
Jelani Cobband John Cassidyjoin Dorothy Wickenden to discuss race relations in the United States.
The Options and Obligations in the Fight against ISIS
Dexter FilkinsandNicholas Schmidlejoin Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the options and obligations in the fight against ISIS.
Podcast: Drilling in the Arctic
Elizabeth Kolbert and Ryan Lizza join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the potential environmental and political impacts of drilling for oil in the Arctic.
The Progressive Public
Polling data consistently shows that, on hot button political issues like gay marriage, immigration and criminal justice reform, mainstream America's views have grown more liberal since the beginning of the Obama administration. As 2016 presidential...
The Justices and The Joke
On Tuesday, after arguments before the Supreme Court on the issue of gay marriage were interrupted by an anti-gay protestor, Justice Scalia cracked a joke which has been seen by some as intolerant and by some as a friendly injection of levity. The...
Libyan Migrant Disaster
Last week, a ship carrying more than 900 migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, killing nearly all aboard. The tragic incident has drawn international attention to the plight of African refugees, thousands of whom die every year attempting to cross...
“So many of the exonerees I met were offered various kinds of plea bargains or deals that they didn’t take because they just were not able to bring themselves to admit to a crime that they didn’t commit,” the New Yorker staff writer Ariel Levy says on...
Sexual Assault on Campuses
A discredited Rolling Stone article about an alleged sexual assault at the University of Virginia has reignited a national conversation about sexual assault and its coverage in the media. Margaret Talbot and George Packer join Dorothy Wickenden to...
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