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A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
 
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Published on 15 Feb 2018. The tensions between President Trump and the intelligence agencies escalated this week. On Tuesday, the nation’s top national-security officials warned the Senate Intelligence Committee that the current security-clearance program at the White House is broken, and that the country is dangerously vulnerable to ongoing cy ...…
 
Published on 15 Feb 2018. The tensions between President Trump and the intelligence agencies escalated this week. On Tuesday, the nation’s top national-security officials warned the Senate Intelligence Committee that the current security-clearance program at the White House is broken, and that the country is dangerously vulnerable to ongoing cy ...…
 
Published on 09 Feb 2018. This week, Rob Porter, an aide to President Trump, resigned after his two ex-wives went public with accusations that he’d been physically abusive. At the same time, the backlash against #MeToo continues. Jia Tolentino joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how to think about the public shaming of powerful men charged with ...…
 
Published on 09 Feb 2018. This week, Rob Porter, an aide to President Trump, resigned after his two ex-wives went public with accusations that he’d been physically abusive. At the same time, the backlash against #MeToo continues. Jia Tolentino joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how to think about the public shaming of powerful men charged with ...…
 
This week, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, an outspoken critic of President Trump, announced that he will not seek re-election. "None of these appalling features of our current politics should ever be regarded as normal,” said Flake from the Senate floor. He described the President’s reckless behavior as dangerous to a democracy. Ryan Lizza join ...…
 
John Cassidy talks with Dorothy Wickenden about how the Russia scandal is closing in on the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. and his son-in-law Jared Kushner
 
Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what happened when it became clear that the Senate’s health-care plan would rob millions of poor, elderly, young, and catastrophically sick Americans of medical insurance, and what the debacle portends for tax reform and the rest of the Republican domestic agenda.…
 
The failure of the Conservative Party to gain a parliamentary majority in the UK general election held earlier this month has been seen as a repudiation of Prime Minister Theresa May and her plan for the British withdrawal from the European Union. Sam Knight joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how England is coping with its strains of populism a ...…
 
What happens in the Trump era when art and politics collide? Rebecca Mead joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the controversy over a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in New York, and two other works that have sparked heated debate on the right and the left: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” and Margaret Atwood’s “A Handmaid’s Tale.”…
 
This week, the former F.B.I. director James Comey testified before Congress about his private meetings with the President. David Grann joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the F.B.I.’s controversial political history, and how a man who prizes apolitical crime-fighting found himself all but accusing Trump of obstruction of justice…
 
What do Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, his lecturing of NATO, and his embrace of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, have in common? Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what diplomacy looks like when it is premised on spite.
 
Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss his conversation with the former acting attorney general, Sally Yates.
 
Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the perils facing the presidency after the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
 
John Cassidy and Benjamin Wallace-Wells join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss whether the Democratic Party can create a strong anti-Trump agenda.
 
Donald Trump is trying to regain the offensive on his major policy initiatives. Can he get Congress to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, pursue his tax-reform plan, and reach an agreement about the wall along the Mexican border? Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how much control Trump retains over his agenda, and what role the media i ...…
 
This week, Fox News fired Bill O’Reilly after it was revealed that millions of dollars were paid to settle multiple sexual harassment claims against him. Rebecca Solnit joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the politics of misogyny in the media, the workplace, and the White House, and how women are fighting back.…
 
This week, after President Trump radically changed course on Russia, Syria, and NATO, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Joshua Yaffa joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Putin is coping with the unpredictability of the Trump Administration.
 
Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how the Syrian air strikes could affect U.S. relations in the Middle East, China, and Russia.
 
This week, President Trump signed an executive order that rolled back key environmental policies, including President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Robert Stavins joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss why Trump’s plan won’t work.
 
This week, in testimony before Congress, the director of the F.B.I., James Comey, confirmed that the agency has been investigating possible coördination between the Trump campaign and Russia. Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Presidencies can be crippled by scandal.
 
This week, in The New Yorker, Adam Davidson wrote about Trump Tower Baku, a project in which the Trump Organization collaborated with corrupt Azerbaijani officials who had ties to Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Adam Davidson joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what the Baku deal reveals about how Trump does business abroad.…
 
This week, the Trump Administration was again besieged by allegations of inappropriate contact with Russian officials during their Presidential campaign. Thomas Mallon, the author of the best-selling novel “Watergate,” joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what Trump could learn from Nixon’s attempted cover-up of the 1972 break-in at the offices o ...…
 
George Packer joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what McMaster learned from the mistakes of Vietnam and the Iraq War, and how he is approaching his job in Trump’s inner circle.
 
Sissela Bok, the author of a seminal book on political lying, joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss Trump's continued assault on the truth.
 
Teddy can't stop thinking about Ron's new gun. And all that thinking is driving Teddy mad.Ron's New Gun was written by David Wilcox and devised with Johanna Hyman and Brandt Sandeno. It was engineered by Tara Jane O'Neil and features the voices of Brandt Sandeno, Michael Bulington, Darrett Sanders, Armond Anderson-Bell, David Wilcox, Chris Jon ...…
 
This week, after an appeals court upheld a stay on Trump’s executive action on immigration, the President resumed stoking fears about potential threats to national security. Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the politics of Trump’s obsession with Islamic extremism.
 
Trump’s executive order on immigration is intended to prevent terrorists from entering the country. But it’s also keeping physicians out.
 
Jim Stewart joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how the populist candidate came to love Wall Street, and why he refuses to release his tax returns.
 
The Republicans’ determination to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act poses problems for the new President. John Cassidy joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Democrats intend to use the coming battle to weaken Trump’s support among voters.
 
Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickened to discuss Trump’s alleged entanglements with Russia, and what we learned this week about how the Trump administration will govern.
 
Last month, after five years of civil war, the Assad regime defeated rebel forces in Aleppo. Jon Lee Anderson joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss a conflict that has resulted so far in the deaths of some four hundred thousand Syrians, and the displacement of nearly half the country’s population. Could the United States have made a difference, an ...…
 
Donald Trump’s victory in November was followed by protests across the country. The opposition will continue in Washington during the Inauguration and into the new Administration. Jelani Cobb joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss those grassroots efforts and what effect they could have on the Trump Administration, and on the legacy of Barack Obama.…
 
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