New Yorker: Comment

New Yorker: Comment


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


Reversal of Justice  

In “Reversal of Justice,” Jelani Cobb writes about criminal-justice reform.

Trump’s Intervention  

In “Trump’s Intervention,” Steve Coll considers the consequences of President Trump’s strike in Syria.

Trump v. the Earth  

In “Trump v. the Earth,” Amy Davidson writes about President Trump and climate change.

Case Studies  

In "Case Studies," Jeffrey Toobin considers the judicial philosophy of Neil Gorsuch.


In “Eurotrump,” Amy Davidson examines the electoral defeat of Geert Wilders, the “Dutch Donald Trump,” and what it says about the relationship between Europe and the new American President.

First as Tragedy  

In “First as Tragedy,” David Remnick reflects on the deep state.

A State Away  

In “A State Away,” Jelani Cobb writes about Republicans and the Constitution.


In “Trumpcare,” Atul Gawande writes about the G.O.P. and Obamacare.

Official Duties  

In “Official Duties,” George Packer writes about Donald Trump and the G.O.P.


In “Americanisms,” Adam Gopnik writes about the Trump Administration’s anti-Americanism.

Info Wars  

In “Info Wars,” Steve Coll writes about how the White House senior counsellor wants the press to shut up.

Trump Takes the Oath  

In "Trump Takes the Oath," Amy Davidson writes about bitterness and resentment at Donald Trump's Inauguration.

Parting Words  

In “Parting Words,” George Packer writes about President Obama’s farewell address.

Taking It to the Streets  

In "Taking It to the Streets," Jelani Cobb writes that the sixties produced a conviction that “democracy is in the streets.” The Trump era may echo that.

Mrs. Obama  

In “Mrs. Obama,” Amy Davidson writes about the First Lady’s impact.

Women in the White House  

In “Women in the White House,” Margaret Talbot writes about the future of women under President Trump.

The Fight to Vote  

In "The Fight to Vote," Jeffrey Toobin examines the voting-rights crisis.


In “Transitions,” Amy Davidson writes about Donald Trump, and the change in Administrations.

States vs. Trump  

In “States vs. Trump,” Jelani Cobb writes about how political leaders in New York and California are vowing to protect their most vulnerable.

To Serve or Not to Serve  

In “To Serve or Not to Serve,” Amy Davidson writes about Donald Trump’s appointees and other responses to Trump’s election.

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