Category Archives: The New Yorker

Donald Trump’s Consistent Unreliability on COVID, and Everything Else

Steve Coll of the New Yorker – It is painful to reflect on the tens of thousands of lives that might have been saved if a less reality-challenged President had occupied the White House. Last February 7th, at five-thirty in … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Coronavirus, Donald Trump, The New Yorker

Why Facebook Can’t Fix Itself

Andrew Marantz of the New Yorker – The platform is overrun with hate speech and disinformation. Does it actually want to solve the problem? When Facebook was founded, in 2004, the company had few codified rules about what was allowed on the platform and what was … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, The New Yorker

The Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the End of Seasons as We Knew Them

 Paul Elie in The New Yorker – (Paul Elie, the author of “The Life You Save May Be Your Own,” is a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.) There’s a Staples store on … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Controversial, The New Yorker, Thought-Provoking Analysis

What Does Boredom Do to Us—and for Us?

 Margaret Talbot of the New Yorker Magazine – Humans have been getting bored for centuries, if not millennia. Now there’s a whole field to study the sensation, at a time when it may be more rampant than ever. Quick inventory: … Continue reading

Posted in The New Yorker, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Is America a Myth?

Robin Wright of the New Yorker – The United States feels like it is unravelling. It’s not just because of a toxic election season, a national crisis over race, unemployment and hunger in the land of opportunity, or a pandemic that’s killing tens of … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Democracy, Politics, The New Yorker, United States