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  1. 2020 hindsight
    David Shor on Why Trump Was Good for the GOP — and How Dems Can Win in 2022The data scientist shares his latest theories on why Democrats lost Hispanic support in 2020 and what the party must do to avoid disaster in 2022.
  2. stonks
    Robinhood Banning GameStop Proves the Free Market Is a LieWhen hedge-fund quants exploit vulnerabilities in the market, they’re celebrated as geniuses. When Redditors do the same thing, it’s a scandal.
  3. getting around
    ‘The Whole Economy Depends on It’: Chuck Schumer on His Push to Bail Out the MTAThe New York senator talks about trying to persuade red-staters to keep our transit system from collapsing.
  4. just asking questions
    Scott Galloway on the Antitrust Case Against GoogleThe case is sure to take years, but the ramifications for Silicon Valley — and the country in general — may be huge.
  5. legacy
    Honoring Her WishIn conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s granddaughter, ACLU fellow Clara Spera.
  6. in conversation
    Andrew Cuomo on His Pandemic Response and New York’s FutureAlternately combative and reflective, the governor tries to make sense of the last seven months.
  7. just asking questions
    A Bioethicist on Trump’s COVID-19 Treatment Plan“You’ve got to imagine that COVID patients are going to be clamoring to get access to Regeneron.”
  8. q&a
    The Conservative Case for Organized LaborA dissident conservative think tank — and Marco Rubio — is calling on the GOP to embrace collective-bargaining rights.
  9. q&a
    ‘We Should Not Surrender on This’Bernie Sanders speaks with David Wallace-Wells about the pandemic, the economy, and why Biden is prepared to make sweeping systemic change.
  10. q&a
    Jay Inslee on How Joe Biden Got Progressive on Climate ChangeThe Washington governor who set the bar for climate pledges discusses Biden’s ambitious new policy and how the pandemic radicalized the nominee.
  11. q&a
    A New Documentary Explores the Secrets and Lies of Roy CohnTrump mentor. Joe McCarthy protégé. AIDS victim. More than three decades after his death, he still haunts American life.
  12. higher education
    The Coming Disruption to CollegeNYU Stern School of Business professor Scott Galloway predicts a handful of elite cyborg universities will soon monopolize higher education.
  13. in conversation
    Thomas Piketty Knew This Was ComingThe scholar of inequality warned us that our economic systems couldn’t withstand a global catastrophe.
  14. who were the 2010s?
    DeRay Mckesson on the Black Lives Matter RevolutionFew American social movements shaped the 2010s as definitively as BLM, and few of its activists have proved to be as galvanizing as Mckesson.
  15. who were the 2010s?
    Instagram’s Co-Founder on Creating the World’s FilterKevin Systrom talks truth, scale, and influencers.
  16. who were the 2010s?
    BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on Making the World a MemeTalking the dress, the dossier, and the next pivot to video with the CEO of the company that transformed digital media over the last decade.
  17. cityscape
    The Challenges of Constructing New York’s Tallest Apartment BuildingA conversation with the architects of the 131-story Central Park Tower.
  18. life after warming
    There’s a 49 Percent Chance the World As We Know It Will End by 2050Jared Diamond’s new book addresses itself to a world in crisis, and tries to lift some lessons for what do about it from the distant past.
  19. just asking questions
    Daniel Okrent on the Very Familiar Immigration Panic 100 Years AgoIn his new book The Guarded Gate, he looks at a 30-year campaign — aided by elite social scientists — to keep minorities out of America.
  20. vision 2020
    A Long Talk With the 2020 Candidate Putting Climate Change FirstThe Washington governor on nuclear power, constituent Howard Schultz, and the prospect of debating Trump.
  21. just asking questions
    Ta-Nehisi Coates Is an Optimist NowA conversation about the revived debate over reparations, the 2020 Democratic primary, and the power of pop culture to advance progressive change.
  22. just asking questions
    A Long Talk With Kirsten GillibrandThe New York senator on the NRA, Al Franken, and the line between capitalism and greed.
  23. facebook
    ‘Mark Is an Authoritarian’: An Early Facebook Investor on the Company’s SinsTalking with venture capitalist and newfound Silicon Valley doomsayer Roger McNamee.
  24. q&a
    How Four Ex-Amazoners Made a Crazy-Good Wireless Cam for $20One of the co-founders of Wyze Labs tells us how they made a camera that performs just as well as products ten times the price.
  25. q&a
    Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Thinks Trump’s Exit Plan Is a Big MistakeA talk with Ryan Crocker, who says the peace talks with the Taliban are a recipe for disaster, and after 17 years, the U.S. should keep on fighting.
  26. just asking questions
    BuzzFeed Paid the Teen Making Its Top Quizzes in Free SwagRachel McMahon is a 19-year-old college student in Michigan who learned this week that she was BuzzFeed’s second-highest traffic driver in the world.
  27. q&a
    A Flight-Safety Inspector Explains the Very Real Perils of the ShutdownAirline inspectors are among the many government workers affected by the shutdown. Here’s how their absence from the job introduces real dangers.
  28. global tech
    How Technology Is Transforming Rural ChinaA Q&A with scholar and programmer Xiaowei Wang on her upcoming book, Tech Goes Down to the Country.
  29. global tech
    ‘How They Hit You Is Through Your Family": How Troll Farms Silence DemocracyIn Azerbaijan, government-sponsored harassment drives dissidents off the internet.
  30. just asking questions
    Exploring the Secret History of Trump’s WomenTrump and his “Queens,” as Nina Burleigh calls them in her new book, Golden Handcuffs, are a link to a different era.
  31. just asking questions
    This Is Nikki Haley’s Last Interview Before Her Resignation. Read It for Clues.Read it for clues.
  32. q&a
    Michael Lewis on His New Book About Trump’s Wholesale Destruction of Government“No matter where I went in my mind, they said to me, ‘No, it’s worse.’”
  33. q&a
    Does Casey Gerald Know How to Fix America?The entrepreneurial activist thinks very big-picture in his new memoir.
  34. Why Our History Is More Urgent Than EverJill Lepore, author of These Truths, on writing about American civics in the age of Trump and understanding our historical responsibilities.
  35. In Conversation with Advertising Week’s Global Chief ExecutiveThe week-long event’s Global Chief Executive, Matt Scheckner,‏ talks industry changes and future growth.
  36. q&a
    How Well-Meaning Liberals Paved the Way for TrumpIn Winners Take All, Anand Giridharadas offers a broader history of how America’s wealth inequality and charitable giving grew in tandem.
  37. select all
    Why Do My Exes Hate My Echo So Much?All of my exes hated how I talked to my Echo Dot. An investigation into why.
  38. Patrisse Khan-Cullors on 5 Years of Black Lives MatterThe activist gives a progress report on the movement, and talks about where it goes now, in Trump’s America.
  39. What Can We Expect From Hurricane Irma? A Q&A With a WeathermanThe incredibly powerful storm could pummel Florida and the Carolinas, but its path is still uncertain.
  40. roundtable
    9 Mayors on What Washington Can Learn From Local GovernmentOur national political environment might be paralyzed by partisanship and erratic leadership, but our cities tend to be resilient.
  41. q&a
    What the Hell Is Happening in Venezuela?The socialist nation is in free fall. The Times’ Andes bureau chief clues us in on what’s going on and what might come next.
  42. Talking to the Former CBO Director About the Health-Care FightDoug Elmendorf, who oversaw the CBO during the battle over Obamacare, on how the agency operates.
  43. Why Did Mitch McConnell Fail, and What’s Next for Health Care?A former staffer for now-retired Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on the Trumpcare debacle.
  44. q&a
    Election Law Expert Robert Bauer on What Don Jr.’s Emails Mean for the PresidentA Q&A with the former White House counsel on what crimes may have been committed, how it affects the Russia probe, and the implications for Trump.
  45. Scientist Michael Mann on ‘Low-Probability But Catastrophic’ Climate ScenariosAn unedited Q&A with the prominent climatologist, who took issue with New York’s latest cover story for being overly “doomist.”
  46. The Man Who Coined ‘Global Warming’ on the Worst-Case Scenario for Earth“We’re going to have to do something that we probably never dreamed we’d do.”
  47. What Is the United States Doing in Syria These Days?A shooting down of an Assad-regime jet raises some questions, such as, are we about to go to war with Russia? How about Iran?
  48. just asking questions
    What the Hell Is Happening With Qatar?Trump may have helped provoke a dangerous escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf.
  49. q&a
    David Brat on Trump, Health Care, and What the Freedom Caucus Really WantsHe says Trump’s “very good, but you don’t know what the deal is he’s got in his mind.”
  50. just asking questions
    Why It’s Going to Take Another Financial Catastrophe to Fix Wall StreetThe man who oversaw the bailout in 2008 is not optimistic about the banking industry under President Donald Trump.
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