The New Yorker: Politics and More

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



An Insider from “The Apprentice” on How the Show Made Donald Trump

A number of people have been credited with the political rise of Donald Trump—Roger Stone and Steve Bannon among them—but perhaps the most influential is Mark Burnett, the English reality-TV producer. After the massive success of his show “Survivor,” Bur



With Rod Rosenstein Leaving the Justice Department, What's Next for the Mueller Investigation?

With the departure of Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, following the ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump will soon be rid of the two men he holds responsible for the Mueller Investigation. Jeffrey Toobin joins Dorothy Wickenden to d



Janet Mock Finds Her Voice

Janet Mock first heard the word “māhū,” a Native Hawaiian word for people who exist outside the male-female binary, when she was twelve. She had just moved back to Oahu, where she was born, from Texas, and, by that point, Mock knew that the gender she pr



Donald Trump Starts 2019 With Political Turmoil and a Democratic House

Cracks in the Republican Party’s façade of unity are showing. Trump stumbled into the New Year, having invited a shutdown of the federal government, prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis, suffered through the stock market’s worst Dec



The TV, Movies, and Music That Made 2018 Bearable

The New Yorker staff writers Jia Tolentino, Doreen St. Félix, and Alexandra Schwartz all cover the culture beat from different angles. They talk with David Remnick about the emblematic pop-culture phenomena of 2018 that tell us where we were this year: h



How Worried Should Americans Be About Facebook and Cyber Warfare?

On Monday, reports from the Senate Intelligence Committee accused Facebook of “dissembling” about its knowledge of Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 Presidential election. The next day, the Times revealed how Facebook gave other big tech companies e



Senator Amy Klobuchar, Running as a Democrat in the Age of Trump

Until September, you’d be forgiven for not knowing much about Senator Amy Klobuchar. A Democratic senator from Minnesota since 2006, Klobuchar made national headlines over her frank questioning of the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s history of dr



Theresa May Hangs On, but Great Britain's Brexit Crisis Continues

On Wednesday, the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom voted not to oust Prime Minister Theresa May. With the March Brexit deadline approaching, May must convince not only her political opponents but also the fringe members of her own party that her


 2018-12-13  16m

Exit Senator McCaskill, Stage Center

The twelve years that Claire McCaskill has served as the Senator from Missouri have not been good for Congress. They saw the unprecedented rise of partisan rancor and the collapse of legislative process; bills are now written in the majority leader’s off


 2018-12-10  21m

What is Robert Mueller’s Endgame Against Donald Trump?

Recent developments in the Mueller investigation, in the cases against Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn, provide some answers to two key questions: Did President Trump or anyone in his inner circle conspire with Russia to interfere with the 2016 President


 2018-12-06  17m