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Donald Trump and the Myth of the Coal Revival

On Tuesday, less than two weeks after the White House unveiled its “budget blueprint to make America great again,” which proposed to reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s funding by $2.6 billion and lay off about a fifth of its workforce, President Trump took aim at the E.P.A. Show More Summary

Theresa May’s Empty Brexit Promises

Brexit has begun. On Tuesday evening, Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, signed a letter formally giving notice that the United Kingdom intends to leave the European Union. On Wednesday, Sir Tim Barlow, the U.K.’s Ambassador to the E.U., delivered the letter to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council. Show More Summary

Maybe the Earth Is Flat If You Are Kyrie Irving

One of my favorite basketball anecdotes involves George (Iceman) Gervin sitting in the locker room, sometime in the late nineteen-seventies, after hitting a game-winning shot. Journalists crowd him asking locker-room questions: “How did you do it?” “How did it feel?” “What were you thinking?” After a brief pause, Gervin responds, “The world is round.”

The Gong Show, with Donald Trump

In the summer of 1976, the television producer Chuck Barris brought to NBC his most successful idea: “The Gong Show,” which today is probably remembered more for its name than its content. The idea was to let distinctly odd performers compete before a panel of B-list celebrities. Show More Summary

What the Russian Protests Mean for Putin

Sunday in Moscow was a bright spring day, chilly but clear, and by the time I made my way to Tverskaya Street, Moscow’s main thoroughfare, the sidewalks were full of people strolling up, toward Pushkin Square, and down, toward Red Square and the red-brick towers of the Kremlin. Show More Summary

The Trauma of Facing Deportation

Georgi, a Russian refugee who came to Sweden with his family when he was five years old, could talk at length about the virtues of the Volvo. His doctor described him as “the most ‘Swedeified’ in his family.” He was also one of the most popular boys in his class. Show More Summary

Tommy Haas Confronts Tennis’s Future

Tommy Haas, the thirty-eight-year-old German tennis player, was once one of the top players on the A.T.P. tour; he is now one of the oldest. He is also now the tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open, at Indian Wells—the kind ofShow More Summary

Face to Face with the Ghost of ISIS

On a crisp spring day in March, in the northern city of Sulaymaniyah, I met Abu Islam, a senior ISIS leader nicknamed the Ghost of ISIS by Iraqi intelligence for his elusiveness. He was escorted into a small office with faux-wood paneling and no windows at the Special Forces Security Compound in Kurdistan. Show More Summary

The G.O.P.’s Health-Care Failure: First Thoughts

House Republican leaders abruptly pulled their health care proposal, the American Health Care Act, from consideration on the House floor on Friday. Below, New Yorker writers offer some initial reactions to the news.

A Break, but No Freedom Yet, for a Bronx Man Convicted in a Shaky Murder Case

Earlier this week, a judge in the Bronx ruled in the case of Edward Garry, who has served more than twenty years in prison for the murder, in 1995, of a retired N.Y.P.D. detective. The judge’s opinion ran sixty-one pages, but it was five words that mattered most: “a new trial is ordered.”

Can the Cubs Do It Again?

MESA, ARIZONA— A year ago, as the promising young Chicago Cubs prepared for the 2016 season, the only cloud that hung over their training camp was the palpable weight of a hundred and eight years of futility. Though management, coaches, and players cheekily denied it, The Curse was a brooding and inescapable presence. Show More Summary

How a Republican Congressman Accidentally Disclosed a Secret Intelligence Debate

On Monday, when the House Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing about Russian involvement in the U.S. Presidential election, Republican members were almost completely focussed on leaks.

A Last Chance for Turkish Democracy

The first time I met Selahattin Demirta?, the leader of Turkey’s largest Kurdish political party, known as the H.D.P., he arrived at a restaurant in Istanbul with a single assistant accompanying him. Demirta? is warm and funny. Among other things, he is an accomplished player of the saz, a string instrument that resembles the oud. Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s Russian “Marginalia” Problem

It’s getting difficult to keep up with the Russia/Trump story, but here’s some of what you need to know. On Wednesday night, CNN reported that the F.B.I. has information suggesting that “associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.”

How the House Freedom Caucus Dominated Trump on Health Care

At 11:30 on Thursday morning, about two dozen members of the House Freedom Caucus arrived at the Oval Office. The arch-conservative House members were there for the last of a series of sessions in which President Donald Trump would try to convince them to support his health-care bill. Show More Summary

After an Immigration Raid, a City’s Students Vanish

David Morales teaches social studies at Mayfield High School, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a city of a hundred thousand people, located fifty miles north of the Mexican border. Some of his students are the children of undocumented immigrants, and a few of them might even be undocumented themselves. Show More Summary

A Death in a Florida Prison Goes Unpunished

In 2013, a Florida inmate named Mark Joiner sent a letter to the Forgotten Majority, a prisoners’-rights organization based in Jacksonville. In the letter, Joiner explained that he had recently been transferred to the Columbia Correctional...Show More Summary

Terror and Dismay in London

This afternoon in London, a man drove a car across Westminster Bridge, heading from the south bank of the Thames to the north. It appears that he deliberately drove into pedestrians and policemen who were using the bridge at the time. Show More Summary

Neil Gorsuch Makes the Case for His Own Independence

The Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch has been an endurance event. On Tuesday, Charles Grassley, the eighty-three-year-old chair of the Judiciary Committee, planned out a ten-hour hearing and then sat through it, measuring out precise ten-minute breaks. Show More Summary

Has Paul Ryan Suckered Donald Trump Into Making Health Care His Top Priority?

If there was any doubt that Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are now fully conjoined, Trump’s visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday morning resolved it. After the President tried to cajole and bully the Republican  icongressmannto voting for their...Show More Summary

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