Why Trump?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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

Friday, August 21, 2015

With Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric once again making immigration the central political issue of the day, we look back at our coverage from the past year.


The Democratic Contenders

Friday, August 14, 2015

Amy Davidson and Margaret Talbot join Ryan Lizza to talk about Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the emerging Democratic-primary field.

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The Republican Debate

Friday, August 07, 2015

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.

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The Abortion Debate

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Eyal Press and Jeffrey Toobin join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the latest uproar over Planned Parenthood and the politics of abortion.


Ready or Not

Thursday, July 23, 2015

After a recent article in The New Yorker outlined the devastation expected when an earthquake hits the Pacific Northwest, the piece's author discusses how we prepare for these disasters.

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El Chapo’s Escape

Thursday, July 16, 2015

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

Friday, July 10, 2015

Steve Coll and Robin Wright join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the implications of the nuclear talks with Iran.

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The View from Charleston

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jelani Cobb and David Remnick join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the aftermath of the shootings at Emanuel A.M.E. Church and the conversation about race in America.


The War on Torture

Friday, June 19, 2015

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.

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American Dynasties

Friday, June 12, 2015

As another Bush prepares to enter the Presidential race, Hendrik Hertzberg and Ryan Lizza join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss dynasties in American politics.

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The U.S.A. Freedom Act

Friday, June 05, 2015

Mattathias Schwartz and Amy Davidson join Amelia Lester to discuss the U.S.A. Freedom Act and what it means for the N.S.A. and intelligence gathering.


Race Relations in America

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jelani Cobb and John Cassidy join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss race relations in the United States.


The Options and Obligations in the Fight against ISIS

Friday, May 22, 2015

Dexter Filkins and Nicholas Schmidle join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the options and obligations in the fight against ISIS.


Drilling in the Arctic

Friday, May 15, 2015

Elizabeth Kolbert and Ryan Lizza join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the potential environmental and political impacts of drilling for oil in the Arctic.

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The Progressive Public

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Ryan Lizza and John Cassidy join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the changing political leanings of the American public and the political response to it.

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The Justices and the Joke

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Jeffrey Toobin and Margaret Talbot join Amelia Lester to discuss the Supreme Court and the gay-marriage case that it is currently considering.


The Libyan Migrant Disaster

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mattathias Schwartz and Jon Lee Anderson join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the ongoing Mediterranean migrant crisis, its causes, and its effects.


Wrongful Imprisonment

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ariel Levy and Jennifer Gonnerman talk with Dorothy Wickenden about wrongful imprisonment and prison abuse in the United States.


Sexual Assault on Campuses

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Margaret Talbot and George Packer join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the University of Virginia sexual-assault case, the discredited Rolling Stone article, and the ongoing outcry over sexual violence on college campuses.