Amy Davidson Sorkin
Amy Davidson Sorkin has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2014. She has been at the magazine since 1995, and, as a senior editor for many years, focussed on national security, international reporting, and features. She helped to reconceive, where she served as the site’s executive editor. She is a regular Comment contributor for the magazine.
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CommentJune 21, 2021 Issue
The Battle Over the Coronavirus Lab-Leak Theory
The debate about the origin of the pandemic has become loud, contentious, and infused with politics. We need to find real answers.
By Amy Davidson SorkinJune 13, 2021
CommentJune 7, 2021 Issue
The Unique Dangers of the Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear a Mississippi Abortion Case
The most pressing question now may be not whether Roe and Casey can survive but how reproductive rights can be sustained without them.
By Amy Davidson SorkinMay 30, 2021
Daily Comment
The G.O.P. Looks for New Ways to Ignore the Capitol Riot
As a House vote on a bipartisan commission to study the insurrection made clear, it’s Trumpists vs. the truth.
By Amy Davidson SorkinMay 20, 2021
Daily Comment
Why It’s So Important That Twelve-Year-Olds Can Now Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
We are in a pandemic from which, as much as one might wish it, children have never been exempt.
By Amy Davidson SorkinMay 13, 2021
CommentMay 10, 2021 Issue
Joe Biden, the Republicans, and Kids’ Stuff
As the new Administration enters its next hundred days, the child wars are likely to grow more intense and, in some quarters, more detached from reality.
By Amy Davidson SorkinMay 2, 2021
Daily Comment
The Lessons of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Saga
There were complaints that the pause would undermine confidence in vaccines. But it would have been more disastrous for the F.D.A. to be seen as ignoring or covering up the issue.
By Amy Davidson SorkinApril 25, 2021
BooksApril 26 & May 3, 2021 Issue
What Do We Want in a First Lady?
Lady Bird Johnson and Nancy Reagan grappled with the contradictions of a role that is at once public and private, superficial and serious.
By Amy Davidson SorkinApril 19, 2021
CommentApril 19, 2021 Issue
The G.O.P.’s Matt Gaetz Problem
It’s tempting to see the Gaetz affair as the last shudder of the era of Donald Trump, but the political culture that the two men represent won’t easily be swept away.
By Amy Davidson SorkinApril 11, 2021
Daily Comment
Why There Is So Much Confusion About the AstraZeneca Vaccine
A lack of transparency seems to have caused unnecessary doubts—and damaged the effort to build public trust in vaccines.
By Amy Davidson SorkinMarch 23, 2021
Daily Comment
What Meghan and Harry’s Oprah Interview Clarifies for Americans—and Maybe the British, Too
Why did we ever find all of this so amusing?
By Amy Davidson SorkinMarch 8, 2021
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