Bill McKibben and Elizabeth Kolbert on the Pandemic and the Environment
The two writers discuss how and why the Trump Administration is aggressively deregulating the environment, even during a national emergency.
Mitch McConnell, the Most Dangerous Politician in America
One of Trump’s staunchest allies faces reëlection.
April 16, 2020
The Injustice of COVID-19
The pandemic lays bare the inequalities of the American health-care system, which creates worse outcomes in many different ways for people who are disadvantaged.
April 13, 2020
Can Trump Avoid a Post-Coronavirus Great Depression?
The dangers of the Administration's promise to reopen the economy this spring, even as the virus rapidly spreads.
April 9, 2020
Why We Underestimated COVID-19
Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Prize-winning expert on human behavior, on the reasons that so many people failed to take the coronavirus seriously.
April 6, 2020
Can Democrats Take the Offensive in the Pandemic Elections of 2020?
The perils and opportunities of electoral politics in the time of the coronavirus, when traditional campaigning is not an option.
April 3, 2020
The Coronavirus Election
David Remnick speaks with Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker’s Washington correspondent, about the politics of the pandemic.
March 30, 2020
Arts and Entertainment in the Era of the Coronavirus
Emily Witt and Alexandra Schwartz join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how COVID-19 has disrupted the country’s cultural life, and how artists are redefining the nature of their work.
March 26, 2020
In a Nightmare Scenario, How Should We Decide Who Gets Medical Care?
An expert in the ethics of medical rationing explains the history of triage and what we owe to those we can’t save.
March 23, 2020
How Humanity Survives Pandemics
Robin Wright and Dorothy Wickenden discuss how viral outbreaks change human behavior and how people and governments around the world are handling the coronavirus.
March 20, 2020