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The New Yorker: Politics and More

The New Yorker: Politics and More

WNYC Studios and The New Yorker

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A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.

Latest Episodes

How You Can Help Restore American Democracy

In the weeks since Election Day,Donald Trumphas refused to concede defeat, fired his Secretary of Defense, ordered hisAttorney Generalto investigate specious claims of voter fraud, and stoked conspiracy theories that the election was somehow fraudulent. Are his actions the flailing response of a sore loser or an attempt at an authoritarian power grab? Academics and activists believe that, in either case,ordinary citizenshave more powerthan they think they do.Andrew Marantzjoins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what has been learned in recent years about successful nonviolent resistance movements, and how to take action to perpetuate a stable democracy.

22 min4 d ago
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How You Can Help Restore American Democracy

Jane Mayer on the G.O.P.’s Post-Trump Game

The President’s fantastical allegations about “illegal ballots” are being indulged by quite a number of prominent Republicans in Washington, who have declined to acknowledge Joe Biden as President-elect. If Republicans in some key state legislatures go further and appoint electors who disregard their states’ popular votes, the electoral chaos would be disastrous. To understand how the politicians may proceed, David Remnick spoke withJane Mayer, who has written extensively about today’s GO.P. and the forces that drive it.

8 min1 w ago
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Jane Mayer on the G.O.P.’s Post-Trump Game

A Nobel Laureate on the Politics of Fighting the Coronavirus

This week, the United States set new recordsforCOVID-19cases. Despite the rising numbers, the Trump Administration continues to downplay the severity of the pandemic. While Donald Trump refuses to concede the 2020 election, President-elect Joe Biden has assembled a task force to help his Administration take immediate action to combat the coronavirus. Meanwhile, Pfizer has announced that it has developed a vaccine that may be more than ninety-per-cent effective against the coronavirus.Harold E. Varmus, a Nobel laureate and former director of the National Institutes of Health, joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss recent developments in the fight against the coronavirus, and what to expect from the year ahead.

20 min1 w ago
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A Nobel Laureate on the Politics of Fighting the Coronavirus

The Trump Administration’s Chaotic Attack on the Undocumented

Donald Trump launched his Presidential campaign on the issue of immigration, and after his Inauguration, arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement increased sharply. David Remnick talks with the staff writerJonathan Blitzer, who has been covering Trump’s immigration policy all along. “The Trump Administration got smarter over the last four years,” he tells David Remnick. Rather than the “high drama” of executive orders, they began implementing rules and regulation changes across multiple departments that are much harder to undo. Blitzer explains that the cumulative impact fundamentally alters how the government thinks about immigration.

11 min2 w ago
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The Trump Administration’s Chaotic Attack on the Undocumented

The Agonizing Election of 2020

In the weeks before Election Day,Joe Bidenwas polling strongly in Florida and Texas, andDonald Trump’s approval rating was foundering as the pandemic grew steadily worse. But the President did well in traditionally red states, and, as the votes were counted, excited talk of a“Blue Wave” was replaced by speculation about whether a “Blue Wall” in the Midwestern battleground states could enable Biden to eke out a victory.Jelani Cobb,Jane Mayer, andEvan Osnosjoin Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what to expect as the two parties confront the difficulties of governing an ever more deeply divided country.

28 min2 w ago
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The Agonizing Election of 2020

Remaking the Federal Courts

Donald Trump has changed the ideological cast of our entire federal court system, appointing the most appellate-court judges in a single term since Jimmie Carter, as well as three conservative Justices to the Supreme Court.Jeannie Suk Gersen, a contributing writer and a professor at Harvard Law School, unpacks the complicated question of court-packing. Joe Biden’s cautious engagement with the strategy, she thinks, is smart politics. The Supreme Court’s members “do not want to see Congress mess with the number of Justices on the Court or the terms,” she tells David Remnick. “So they now also understand . . . that they’re being watched with an idea that the institution can change without their being able to control it.”

12 min3 w ago
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Remaking the Federal Courts

A Voters' Guide to Three Key Swing States

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and numerous voter-suppression efforts, some seventy million ballots have already been cast this fall. As Election Day nears, Dorothy Wickenden is joined byNew Yorkerwriters to talk about three states where the vote is particularly contentious.Peter Slevindiscusses Wisconsin, where theDemocrats have learned from Hillary Clinton’s mistakes;E. Tammy Kimcalls in from Montana, wherea very close Senate raceis in play; andCharles Bethea, in Atlanta, describes the Democratic revolt against Republicanefforts to disenfranchise voters of color.

31 min3 w ago
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A Voters' Guide to Three Key Swing States

The Future of Trumpism

Nicholas Lemann’s “The Republican Identity Crisis After Trump” explores what will happen to the movement Donald Trump created among Republicans. In his 2016 campaign, he ran as a populist insurgent against Wall Street, “élites,” and the Republican Party itself—mobilizing voters against their traditional leadership. But, in office, he has governed largely according to the Party’s priorities. If Trump loses next month’s election, what will become of the movement he created? Lemann spoke with David Remnick about three possible scenarios for Republicans.

15 minOCT 27
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The Future of Trumpism

Ilana Glazer’s “Cheat Sheet for the Voting Booth”

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson created “Broad City” in the early days of the Obama Administration, and their portrait of young, progressive slackers in New York City struck a nerve with millennialand Gen Z viewers. With the election of Donald Trump, Glazer turned her focus topolitics. In her Web series “Cheat Sheet for the Voting Booth,”she interviews celebrities who have personal connections to swing states. Her goal is to make young people feel the urgency of voting, and to introduce them to down-ballot races where they live. Ilana Glazer joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss her current projects, andhowto persuade the country’s biggest voting bloc that they can effect sweeping change.

18 minOCT 23
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Ilana Glazer’s “Cheat Sheet for the Voting Booth”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren

At the 2020 New Yorker Festival, this month, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Elizabeth Warren joinedAndrew Marantzto talk about the Presidential race and how Joe Biden should lead if he wins the election. Biden often speaks about bipartisanship as a cherished value that he would restore to Washington, but Ocasio-Cortez is dubious. “Bipartisanship to young people seems like this kind of vintage fantasy, like it seems like people are yearning for this time that I’ve never lived through,” she remarks.“Bipartisanship got us the Iraq war . . . [and] bank bailouts. And we very rarely see the results of bipartisanship yielding in racial justice, yielding in economic justice for working families, yielding in improvements to health care... . Just because something is bipartisan doesn’t mean it’s good or good for you.”

13 minOCT 20
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren

Latest Episodes

How You Can Help Restore American Democracy

In the weeks since Election Day,Donald Trumphas refused to concede defeat, fired his Secretary of Defense, ordered hisAttorney Generalto investigate specious claims of voter fraud, and stoked conspiracy theories that the election was somehow fraudulent. Are his actions the flailing response of a sore loser or an attempt at an authoritarian power grab? Academics and activists believe that, in either case,ordinary citizenshave more powerthan they think they do.Andrew Marantzjoins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what has been learned in recent years about successful nonviolent resistance movements, and how to take action to perpetuate a stable democracy.

22 min4 d ago
Comments
How You Can Help Restore American Democracy

Jane Mayer on the G.O.P.’s Post-Trump Game

The President’s fantastical allegations about “illegal ballots” are being indulged by quite a number of prominent Republicans in Washington, who have declined to acknowledge Joe Biden as President-elect. If Republicans in some key state legislatures go further and appoint electors who disregard their states’ popular votes, the electoral chaos would be disastrous. To understand how the politicians may proceed, David Remnick spoke withJane Mayer, who has written extensively about today’s GO.P. and the forces that drive it.

8 min1 w ago
Comments
Jane Mayer on the G.O.P.’s Post-Trump Game

A Nobel Laureate on the Politics of Fighting the Coronavirus

This week, the United States set new recordsforCOVID-19cases. Despite the rising numbers, the Trump Administration continues to downplay the severity of the pandemic. While Donald Trump refuses to concede the 2020 election, President-elect Joe Biden has assembled a task force to help his Administration take immediate action to combat the coronavirus. Meanwhile, Pfizer has announced that it has developed a vaccine that may be more than ninety-per-cent effective against the coronavirus.Harold E. Varmus, a Nobel laureate and former director of the National Institutes of Health, joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss recent developments in the fight against the coronavirus, and what to expect from the year ahead.

20 min1 w ago
Comments
A Nobel Laureate on the Politics of Fighting the Coronavirus

The Trump Administration’s Chaotic Attack on the Undocumented

Donald Trump launched his Presidential campaign on the issue of immigration, and after his Inauguration, arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement increased sharply. David Remnick talks with the staff writerJonathan Blitzer, who has been covering Trump’s immigration policy all along. “The Trump Administration got smarter over the last four years,” he tells David Remnick. Rather than the “high drama” of executive orders, they began implementing rules and regulation changes across multiple departments that are much harder to undo. Blitzer explains that the cumulative impact fundamentally alters how the government thinks about immigration.

11 min2 w ago
Comments
The Trump Administration’s Chaotic Attack on the Undocumented

The Agonizing Election of 2020

In the weeks before Election Day,Joe Bidenwas polling strongly in Florida and Texas, andDonald Trump’s approval rating was foundering as the pandemic grew steadily worse. But the President did well in traditionally red states, and, as the votes were counted, excited talk of a“Blue Wave” was replaced by speculation about whether a “Blue Wall” in the Midwestern battleground states could enable Biden to eke out a victory.Jelani Cobb,Jane Mayer, andEvan Osnosjoin Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what to expect as the two parties confront the difficulties of governing an ever more deeply divided country.

28 min2 w ago
Comments
The Agonizing Election of 2020

Remaking the Federal Courts

Donald Trump has changed the ideological cast of our entire federal court system, appointing the most appellate-court judges in a single term since Jimmie Carter, as well as three conservative Justices to the Supreme Court.Jeannie Suk Gersen, a contributing writer and a professor at Harvard Law School, unpacks the complicated question of court-packing. Joe Biden’s cautious engagement with the strategy, she thinks, is smart politics. The Supreme Court’s members “do not want to see Congress mess with the number of Justices on the Court or the terms,” she tells David Remnick. “So they now also understand . . . that they’re being watched with an idea that the institution can change without their being able to control it.”

12 min3 w ago
Comments
Remaking the Federal Courts

A Voters' Guide to Three Key Swing States

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and numerous voter-suppression efforts, some seventy million ballots have already been cast this fall. As Election Day nears, Dorothy Wickenden is joined byNew Yorkerwriters to talk about three states where the vote is particularly contentious.Peter Slevindiscusses Wisconsin, where theDemocrats have learned from Hillary Clinton’s mistakes;E. Tammy Kimcalls in from Montana, wherea very close Senate raceis in play; andCharles Bethea, in Atlanta, describes the Democratic revolt against Republicanefforts to disenfranchise voters of color.

31 min3 w ago
Comments
A Voters' Guide to Three Key Swing States

The Future of Trumpism

Nicholas Lemann’s “The Republican Identity Crisis After Trump” explores what will happen to the movement Donald Trump created among Republicans. In his 2016 campaign, he ran as a populist insurgent against Wall Street, “élites,” and the Republican Party itself—mobilizing voters against their traditional leadership. But, in office, he has governed largely according to the Party’s priorities. If Trump loses next month’s election, what will become of the movement he created? Lemann spoke with David Remnick about three possible scenarios for Republicans.

15 minOCT 27
Comments
The Future of Trumpism

Ilana Glazer’s “Cheat Sheet for the Voting Booth”

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson created “Broad City” in the early days of the Obama Administration, and their portrait of young, progressive slackers in New York City struck a nerve with millennialand Gen Z viewers. With the election of Donald Trump, Glazer turned her focus topolitics. In her Web series “Cheat Sheet for the Voting Booth,”she interviews celebrities who have personal connections to swing states. Her goal is to make young people feel the urgency of voting, and to introduce them to down-ballot races where they live. Ilana Glazer joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss her current projects, andhowto persuade the country’s biggest voting bloc that they can effect sweeping change.

18 minOCT 23
Comments
Ilana Glazer’s “Cheat Sheet for the Voting Booth”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren

At the 2020 New Yorker Festival, this month, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Elizabeth Warren joinedAndrew Marantzto talk about the Presidential race and how Joe Biden should lead if he wins the election. Biden often speaks about bipartisanship as a cherished value that he would restore to Washington, but Ocasio-Cortez is dubious. “Bipartisanship to young people seems like this kind of vintage fantasy, like it seems like people are yearning for this time that I’ve never lived through,” she remarks.“Bipartisanship got us the Iraq war . . . [and] bank bailouts. And we very rarely see the results of bipartisanship yielding in racial justice, yielding in economic justice for working families, yielding in improvements to health care... . Just because something is bipartisan doesn’t mean it’s good or good for you.”

13 minOCT 20
Comments
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren
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