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The New Yorker: Politics and More
The New Yorker: Politics and More
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker

A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker’s politics editors.

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Trump’s and Biden’s Reversals of Fortune

The Senate’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act this week marks a turning point in the Biden Presidency. After more than a... more

11 Aug 2022 · 36 minutes
Jane Mayer on Ohio’s Lurch to the Right

Last month, the story of a 10-year-old rape victim captured national headlines. The young girl was forced to travel out... more

08 Aug 2022 · 24 minutes
Can Suing Gun Manufacturers Reduce Gun Violence?

Gun manufacturers are the only industry explicitly protected by federal statute from liability lawsuits. Carmakers and cigarette companies can be... more

04 Aug 2022 · 34 minutes
Did the U.S. Miss the Chance to Stop Monkeypox?

The World Health Organization has declared the monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency. There have been nearly twenty thousand cases worldwide and... more

28 Jul 2022 · 31 minutes
New Mexico Is a “Safe Haven” for Abortion Between Texas and Arizona

In New Mexico, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has declared the state a “reproductive safe haven” between Arizona to the west,... more

27 Jul 2022 · 13 minutes
Trump’s Hundred and Eighty-seven Minutes of Inaction on January 6th

On Thursday evening, the committee charged with investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol presented what it knows so... more

22 Jul 2022 · 32 minutes
How White Christian Nationalists Seek to Transform America

The past few weeks have been full of unsettling indicators of the fragile state of our democracy. The January 6th... more

21 Jul 2022 · 29 minutes
The Queer Children’s Books Targeted By the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill took effect this month. Signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis, it limits the... more

14 Jul 2022 · 33 minutes
What Precedents Would Clarence Thomas Overturn Next?

Justice Clarence Thomas once was an outlier for his legal views. But Thomas is now the heart of the Court’s... more

11 Jul 2022 · 22 minutes
Abortion and the Potential “Criminalization of Pregnancy” in the U.S.

Last week, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that established a constitutional right to abortion.... more

29 Jun 2022 · 39 minutes
Why Do Conservatives Love Hungary’s Viktor Orbán?

When the New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz first heard that the Conservative Political Action Conference, the flagship event of the American conservative movement,... more

27 Jun 2022 · 19 minutes
What the January 6th Committee Uncovered This Week

Two hearings this week laid out the stark implications of President Trump’s efforts to stay in office. On Tuesday, members... more

24 Jun 2022 · 30 minutes
Dexter Filkins on the Rise of Ron DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has shown himself uniquely skilled at attracting attention beyond the borders of his home state. Just this month,... more

21 Jun 2022 · 18 minutes
The Bombshell Moments at the Second Week of the January 6th Hearings

This week, the House select committee held two more hearings to review its astonishing findings on the events of January... more

17 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
Putting the Backlash Against Progressive Prosecutors in Perspective

A widespread view that cities have become less safe in recent months is transforming local politics. Eric Adams became Mayor of New... more

16 Jun 2022 · 31 minutes
Jane Mayer and Evan Osnos on the New January 6th Revelations

For months, the House Select Committee on January 6th has examined Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the... more

10 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
Sara Nelson on the Drive to Unionize Delta Flight Attendants

Before the pandemic, Sara Nelson had emerged as one of the most visible leaders in the labor movement. The Association... more

06 Jun 2022 · 13 minutes
Why a Weakened N.R.A. Still Gets What it Wants

The National Rifle Association has been one of the most feared groups in Washington, D.C., for decades. It profoundly reshaped... more

02 Jun 2022 · 24 minutes
What Makes a Mass Shooter?

In America, unthinkable violence has become routine.  In the wake of the Buffalo and Uvalde mass shootings, David Remnick speaks... more

31 May 2022 · 19 minutes
Normalcy Returns to Kyiv as Russia Doubles Down in Eastern Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine grinds on into its third brutal month, with no end in sight. But, in ways large and small,... more

26 May 2022 · 28 minutes
The Attack on Gender-Affirming Medical Care

Across the United States, conservative politicians are leading a backlash against L.G.B.T.Q. identity, framing legal restrictions as protection of children.... more

23 May 2022 · 27 minutes
The Other Kind of Racism in Buffalo

Last weekend, an eighteen-year-old white man killed ten people and injured three in a Tops grocery store located in Buffalo’s... more

19 May 2022 · 35 minutes
The Battle After Roe v. Wade

Assuming that Justice Samuel Alito’s final opinion in the Mississippi abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization gets majority... more

16 May 2022 · 19 minutes
How COVID Strengthened Authoritarianism in China

China’s “zero COVID” strategy has brought the bustling metropolis of Shanghai to a standstill, with many of its twenty-five million... more

12 May 2022 · 28 minutes
The Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi

Last week, a draft opinion was leaked which suggests that a majority of Supreme Court Justices are ready to overturn... more

10 May 2022 · 12 minutes
The Fate of Abortion After the Supreme Court Leak

For nearly fifty years, conservative groups have been laser focused on overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision which... more

05 May 2022 · 30 minutes
A Ukrainian Diplomat on the Future of Russian Aggression

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters a third month, prospects of ending the conflict are still nowhere in sight,... more

02 May 2022 · 24 minutes
Can Liberal Democracy Survive?

The past fifteen years have been among the most tumultuous in our history. The tumult is driven by a question... more

28 Apr 2022 · 40 minutes
Ronan Farrow on the Threat of Modern Spyware

Ronan Farrow has published an investigation into a software called Pegasus and its maker, NSO Group. Pegasus is one of the most... more

25 Apr 2022 · 18 minutes
Can Democrats Win Back Rural Voters?

In a few weeks, primary elections for the midterm races will be fully under way. The electoral map is stacked... more

21 Apr 2022 · 28 minutes
The New Yorker: Politics and More
How COVID Strengthened Authoritarianism in China
The New Yorker: Politics and More

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China’s “zero COVID” strategy has brought the bustling metropolis of Shanghai to a standstill, with many of its twenty-five million residents sealed... more