From a secret location, conservative operatives who condemn the President are waging vicious battle against him. Progressives are wary, but the strategists insist that they’re fighting for every American.
The New Yorker“My country is so much more important than my party,” one Lincoln Project founder said. “My optimism comes from the belief that the majority of Americans feel the same way.”
After a national disaster, a British doctor began collecting foreboding visions. Soon, they closed in on him.
The New YorkerIn the 1960s, a British doctor with an interest in the paranormal proposed that premonitions and extrasensory perception should be valid subjects for modern psychiatry. He called this "pre-disaster syndrome."
At the New Yorker Festival, the musicians talked with Alex Ross about how performance has changed during the pandemic and music that Beethoven composed “amid tears and sorrow.”
The New Yorker“Our circumstances might change, our lives may change, but there’s something in music that remains constant,” @YoYo_Ma said at the @NewYorkerFest, in conversation with @EmanuelAx. Watch excerpts of their performance and conversation.
The questioning of the President’s mental fitness has persisted throughout his Presidency. He has flipped the conversation onto his opponent.
The New YorkerIf Donald Trump's mental state leads him to try to circumvent the election result, having Congress remove him via the Twenty-fifth Amendment would be a legitimate a function of constitutional democracy, @JeannieSGersen writes.
Trump is vowing to designate the movement as a terrorist organization. But its supporters believe that they are protecting their communities—and that confronting fascists with violence can be justified.
The New Yorker.@lukemogelson interviews members of Rose City Antifa, a Portland group that has been confronting Proud Boys and other right-wing groups that hold rallies in their city.
The conservative judge’s refusal to answer fundamental questions at her Supreme Court confirmation hearings demonstrated just how far Trump has moved the margins of our political culture.
The New YorkerIn suggesting that the Supreme Court Justices, when faced with a President who rejects election results—or their authority—would just dither or shrug, Amy Coney Barrett was making a radical statement, not a restrained one, @tnycloseread writes.
By embracing the Great Barrington Declaration—a fringe document advocating mass transmission of the coronavirus—the White House has achieved a new, lunatic level of denial.
The New YorkerAs the coronavirus surged around the country, millions of Americans upended their lives and adopted new habits to protect one another. All the while, President Trump pursued a different path.
The New YorkerBy embracing the Great Barrington Declaration—a fringe document advocating mass transmission of the coronavirus—the White House has achieved a new, lunatic level of denial.