Q. & A.
Timely interviews on politics and more.
How San Francisco Renamed Its Schools
The president of the San Francisco Board of Education discusses the controversies around reopening and renaming her district’s schools, including questions about how to view the legacies of complex historical figures.
By Isaac ChotinerFebruary 6, 2021
Why Rich Countries Should Subsidize Vaccination Around the World
The economists Selva Demiralp and Muhammed A. Yildirim say there is an economic as well as a moral case for getting covid-19 vaccines into the arms of the world’s people.
By Isaac ChotinerJanuary 30, 2021
Ezra Klein’s Playbook for the Democratic Party
The Times opinion columnist discusses the Senate filibuster, the future of Democratic governance, and the Republican Party’s rebranding after Trump.
By Isaac ChotinerJanuary 25, 2021
The Lessons of the Nixon Pardon
The historian Rick Perlstein discusses President Gerald Ford’s motivation, whether liberals should care about the health of the Republican Party, and why the Trump siege may have been the culmination of the Barry Goldwater revolution.
By Isaac ChotinerJanuary 14, 2021
Learning from the Failure of Reconstruction
The storming of the Capitol was an expression of the antidemocratic strands in American history.
By Isaac ChotinerJanuary 13, 2021
Deciding Who Should Be Vaccinated First
The immunologist Barry Bloom discusses how to balance the vaccination needs of older Americans and frontline workers.
By Isaac ChotinerJanuary 11, 2021
Chris Christie Has No Regrets
The former New Jersey governor discusses expelling Trump from office, the future of the G.O.P., and whether Republicans should have broken with the President earlier.
By Isaac ChotinerJanuary 9, 2021
Senator Jeff Merkley on the Storming of the Capitol
The Democrat from Oregon discusses what he witnessed on Wednesday and whether his party should seek to remove President Trump from office before Joe Biden’s Inauguration.
By Isaac ChotinerJanuary 6, 2021
Astead Herndon on the G.O.P’s “Wake-Up Call” in Georgia
The New York Times journalist says that Republicans are losing suburban conservatives as they pursue the maga vote.
By Isaac ChotinerJanuary 6, 2021
The Influence of the Anti-Vaccine Movement
The virologist Peter Hotez discusses the spread of misinformation about the covid-19 vaccine.
By Isaac ChotinerDecember 18, 2020
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