Is Joe Biden the Future of the Democratic Party?
Evan Osnos joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the sudden revival of Biden’s Presidential campaign and what to expect in the months leading up to the election.
March 5, 2020
The Many Iterations of Michael Bloomberg, C.E.O., Mayor, and Presidential Hopeful
Eleanor Randolph, a biographer of the former mayor, and Andrea Bernstein, a WNYC reporter who covered his three terms, analyze his approach to governing and philanthropy.
March 2, 2020
Rebecca Solnit on Harvey Weinstein and the Lies that Powerful Men Tell
The author joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the Weinstein verdict, and what it signals about the future of the fight against powerful abusers.
February 27, 2020
Stephen Miller, the Architect of Trump’s Immigration Plan
Jonathan Blitzer examines how one adviser turned Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric into a set of hard-line policies.
February 24, 2020
Does It Really Matter Who the Democratic Nominee Is?
The political scientist Rachel Bitecofer joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the best way for Democrats to win the Presidency, and Congress, in 2020.
February 20, 2020
A Teen-Age Trump Tries to Win His High School’s Election
A civics project goes off the rails when high-school students run a simulation of the 2020 primaries.
February 17, 2020
After Two Primary Contests, What’s Ahead for the Democratic Race?
Benjamin Wallace-Wells joins Eric Lach to discuss what the results in Iowa and New Hampshire do and don’t say about the future of the Democratic Presidential primary.
February 13, 2020
The Black Vote in 2020
Black voters may be key to who wins the Democratic nomination—and the general election. Will any of the white front-runners get the turnout they need?
February 10, 2020
Disasters at America’s Polling Places
Sue Halpern joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the meltdown at the Iowa caucuses, the recent history of malfunctions at voting booths, and whether the 2020 election can be saved.
February 6, 2020
Jill Lepore on Democracy in Peril, Then and Now
A historian looks to the nineteen-thirties—the last time that democracy in America seemed so fraught—for insights into our current moment.
February 3, 2020