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The Political Scene | The New Yorker
The Political Scene | The New Yorker
WNYC Studios and The New Yorker

Join The New Yorker’s writers and editors for reporting, insight, and analysis of the most pressing political issues of our time.... more

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DeSantis vs. Trump: A “Fight to the Death” for Florida

Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, won reëlection by a stunning nineteen-point margin. With that kind of popularity—in a state with twenty-nine electoral... more

08 Dec 2022 · 33 minutes
A Supreme Court Case That Could Upend Elections

J. Michael Luttig is a retired judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals and a prominent legal mind in conservative... more

05 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
The Historical Echoes of Trump’s Dinner with a White Supremacist

All week, Washington, D.C., has been talking about Donald Trump’s dinner with Nick Fuentes, a notorious white supremacist and Holocaust... more

02 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
Do COVID Protests in China Pose a Threat to Xi Jinping?

Anger over China’s “Zero-COVID” policy erupted in protests this week. It’s a startling and nearly unheard-of challenge to President Xi’s... more

30 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
Can America’s Aging Leadership Deliver the Future?

Many of the most important and powerful people in Washington, D.C., are on the older side. Joe Biden turned eighty... more

25 Nov 2022 · 30 minutes
Hollywood’s Backlash to “Wokeness”

Supposedly, things in Hollywood have been changing for women and people of color. After the #MeToo, #OscarsSoWhite, and Black Lives... more

23 Nov 2022 · 38 minutes
How Qatar Took the World Cup

No self-respecting sports fan is naïve about the role that money plays in pro sports. But, by any standard, the... more

21 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
Trump Tries to Return, and Nancy Pelosi Steps Aside

Donald Trump announced his third bid for the White House this week. But the landscape is very different from when... more

18 Nov 2022 · 45 minutes
Are We In Denial About the End of Election Denialism?

​​Nearly four hundred election deniers ran in the midterms, and not only did the highest-profile among them lose their races,... more

16 Nov 2022 · 33 minutes
Introducing The Political Scene

Today we’re unveiling The Political Scene, an expanded and reimagined version of our flagship politics podcast, showcasing the great political... more

15 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
The Political Scene | The New Yorker
DeSantis vs. Trump: A “Fight to the Death” for Florida
The Political Scene | The New Yorker