New Yorker: Comment

New Yorker: Comment


A weekly reading of the magazine's "Comment" essay.


That’s What He Said  

In “That’s What He Said,” Margaret Talbot writes about sexism and Hillary Clinton

Three’s a Crowd  

In “Three’s a Crowd,” Amy Davidson writes about third-party politics and the potential impact of Gary Johnson and Jill Stein on the Presidential campaign.


In “Millennialism,” Jelani Cobb argues that young voters, by the numbers, oppose Donald Trump’s bigotry and sexism. So why aren’t they more driven to defeat him?

The Fear Factor  

In “The Fear Factor,” Steve Coll writes about terrorism and the election.

Clinton’s Sick Days  

In “Clinton’s Sick Days,” Amy Davidson writes about Hillary Clinton’s surrogates.

Upholding Standards  

In “Upholding Standards,” Amy Davidson writes about how the race is getting closer, and how Hillary Clinton’s supporters are blaming the media.

Obama the Conservationist  

In “Obama the Conservationist,” Elizabeth Kolbert writes about how President Obama has put more acreage under protection than any other President.

Images of War  

In “Images of War,” Steve Coll examines Assad’s war on Aleppo.

The Home Front  

In “The Home Front,” Jelani Cobb writes about President Obama and the war on drugs.

The Way Out  

In “The Way Out, ”Amy Davidson examines the dilemma facing Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, and other G.O.P. officials who refuse to support Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign.

Defying Conventions  

In “Defying Conventions,” Steve Coll takes stock of the D.N.C. and the summer of discontent.

Sirens in the Night  

In “Sirens in the Night,” David Remnick considers the connection between Roger Ailes, the former C.E.O. of Fox News, and Donald Trump, the Republican nominee.

Trump vs. “Trump”  

In “Trump vs. ‘Trump,’ ” Mark Singer examines Donald Trump’s image.

Random Shots  

In “Random Shots,” Jelani Cobb examines the sit-in protest at the House of Representatives to demand gun control.

Four Words  

In “Four Words,” Amy Davidson examines the massacre in Orlando.

The Choice  

In “The Choice,” David Remnick examines what Hillary Clinton is now up against.

Bill Problems  

In “Bill Problems,” Amy Davidson examines the effect Bill Clinton may be having on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign.

Opening Doors  

In “Opening Doors,” Jelani Cobb writes about North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom law,” which hearkens back to the days of segregation and de-facto discrimination.


In “Liberal-in-Chief,” Adam Gopnik writes about Barack Obama’s increasing liberalism as his Presidential term draws to a close.

Head of the Class  

In “Head of the Class,” George Packer writes about the source of Donald Trump’s popularity with the white working class.

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