A Pennsylvania Mother’s Path to Insurrection | The New Yorker
How claims from Rudy Giuliani and Alex Jones spurred a parent of eight to become one of the Capitol riot’s biggest mysteries and a fugitive from the F.B.I.
The Capitol Invaders Enjoyed the Privilege of Not Being Taken Seriously | The New Yorker
An armed mob storming Congress—and their Instigator-in-Chief—seem familiar enough to authorities to be dismissed as clowns.
The Best Books We Read in 2020 | The New Yorker
The fiction and nonfiction, old and new, that kept us going.
The Best Movies of 2020 | The New Yorker
None of these thirty-six films has made a difference in the nation’s crises this year—but inner truth of experience and authenticity of emotion are, in and of themselves, cleansing to a defiled mediasphere.
The Best Music of 2020 | The New Yorker
In my listening this year, I wanted only to be felled instantaneously—works by Dua Lipa, Adrianne Lenker, and eight more artists did that.
How Joe Biden Could Help Internet Companies Moderate Harmful Content | The New Yorker
Liberals and conservatives have found fault with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act—but for very different reasons.
Pennsylvania’s Blue Shift | The New Yorker
Trump led in Pennsylvania on Election Night, but in the days that followed Democrats tipped the state toward Biden. A local activist said, “You should have known, Don, not to mess with Philadelphia.”
Trump’s Seventy-Three-Million-Dollar Tax Refund Is The Biggest Outrage Of All | The New Yorker
To avoid paying taxes, the President will resort to virtually anything—and that includes exploiting his many business failures.
A Young Kennedy, In Kushnerland, Turned Whistle-Blower | The New Yorker
When Robert F. Kennedy’s grandson Max volunteered with Jared Kushner’s COVID-19 task force, he likened the Trump Administration’s pandemic response to “a family office meets organized crime, melded with ‘Lord of the Flies.’ ”
The Man Who Refused To Spy | The New Yorker
The F.B.I. tried to recruit an Iranian scientist as an informant. When he balked, the payback was brutal.
The Streets Of Kenosha And The National Stage | The New Yorker
After the violence came mourning, defiance, and distortion.
Ellen DeGeneres’s Relatability Crisis | The New Yorker
The talk-show host was a pioneer, but her brand has taken one hit after another.
Joe Biden’s Big-Tent Strategy Seems To Be Working | The New Yorker
He is keeping the focus on Trump and uniting Democrats.
Homeland Security Was Destined To Become A Secret Police Force | The New Yorker
This is a government agency built on fear and intended to engender fear.
The Essential And Enduring Strength Of John Lewis | The New Yorker
What the late civil-rights leader and congressman taught the nation.
Coronavirus, Conspiracy Theory, And Denialism | The New Yorker
A quarter century after an atrocity in Europe, the United States is now the international calamity.
Is America Becoming a Banana Republic? | The New Yorker
The protests over the killing of George Floyd have made our institutional crisis all the more visible and worrisome, even to career military officers long experienced in dealing with instability.
How Mitch McConnell Became Trump’s Enabler-in-Chief | The New Yorker
The Senate Majority Leader’s refusal to rein in the President is looking riskier than ever.
Thirteen (Well, Ten) Ways of Looking at an Impeachment and Acquittal | The New Yorker
Adam Gopnik writes a list of ten ways of looking at the impeachment trial and subsequent acquittal of President Donald Trump.
What C-Span Can’t Show Us at the Impeachment Trial | The New Yorker
Charles Bethea writes on the recording and broadcast of the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump, and on efforts by C-SPAN to have its own cameras in the chamber.
Kicked Off the Land | The New Yorker
Lizzie Presser on why so many black families are losing their property.
Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father’s Campaign? | The New Yorker
Joe Biden’s son is under scrutiny for his business dealings and tumultuous personal life.