I Have to Ask
I Have to Ask

I Have to Ask: The Margaret Sullivan Edition

The Washington Post media critic grades a turbulent year of press coverage.

Jan. 4 2018 12:00 PMI Have to Ask: The A.O. Scott EditionThe New York Times film critic on watching movies in the post-Weinstein age.
Dec. 14 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Stephen Kotkin EditionThe Stalin biographer on the secret to understanding the mind of an autocrat.
Nov. 30 2017 9:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Laura Kipnis EditionThe author and essayist on the importance of teaching women to fight back.
Nov. 16 2017 8:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Rebecca Traister EditionThe journalist on sexual misconduct stories—and the coming backlash to them.
Nov. 2 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Ron Chernow EditionThe author of Alexander Hamilton and Grant on what biographies teach us about powerful men.
Oct. 18 2017 12:00 PMI Have to Ask: The Gabriel Sherman EditionRoger Ailes’ biographer on how Fox News has changed and why Rupert Murdoch “loathes” Trump.
Oct. 5 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Masha Gessen EditionHow Putin’s regime operates and what people don’t understand about autocrats.
Sept. 21 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The David Remnick Edition (Part 1)The editor of the New Yorker on Hillary hatred and the problem with Obama cashing in on Wall Street.
Sept. 7 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Amna Nawaz EditionThe ABC News anchor reveals her reporting on white nationalists and what can be learned from talking to extremists.
Aug. 24 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Mark Lilla EditionThe author of The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics has a recipe to save Democrats.
Aug. 10 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Glenn Greenwald EditionThe Intercept writer on the hypocrisy behind the media’s Trump hatred.
July 27 2017 10:58 PMI Have to Ask: The Olivia Nuzzi EditionNew York’s Washington correspondent on how White House staffers really view Donald Trump.
July 13 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Lydia Polgreen EditionThe HuffPost editor in chief on the problems with media snark and the challenge of covering Trump.
June 29 2017 7:30 AM“The Leakiest White House I’ve Ever Covered”The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman explains why so many Trump staffers are confiding in reporters.
June 22 2017 7:21 AMI Have to Ask: The Ben Rhodes EditionThe Obama foreign policy adviser on evaluating Obama’s eight years in office and understanding Trump’s pettiness.
Dec. 21 2017 7:45 AMI Have to Ask: The Bill Kristol EditionThe conservative writer and editor examines his own past—and where the Republican Party went awry.
Dec. 7 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Lawrence O’Donnell EditionThe MSNBC host and author on how the 1968 election changed American politics forever.
Nov. 22 2017 12:00 PMI Have to Ask: The Jelani Cobb EditionThe New Yorker writer on why Trumpism will survive Trump.
Nov. 9 2017 7:40 AMI Have to Ask: The Ta-Nehisi Coates EditionThe author tries to make sense of Trump’s America, and his place in it.
Oct. 26 2017 7:00 AMI Have to Ask: The Jennifer Egan EditionThe author of Manhattan Beach on why she hates memoirs.
Oct. 11 2017 7:03 PMI Have to Ask: The Jodi Kantor EditionThe New York Times reporter goes behind the scenes on her Harvey Weinstein stories.
Sept. 28 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The David Remnick Edition (Part 2)The editor of the New Yorker on what ails the NFL and whether the magazine could go web-only.
Sept. 14 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Ayobami Adebayo EditionThe author of Stay With Me on using fiction to fight gender norms.
Aug. 31 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Claire Messud EditionThe author of The Burning Girl on how Elena Ferrante opened up more space for writing novels about women.
Aug. 17 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Orhan Pamuk EditionThe author of The Red-Haired Woman on writing and living through Turkish history.
Aug. 3 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Robert Wright EditionThe author of Why Buddhism Is True thinks mindfulness can be a weapon against Trumpism.
July 20 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Zoë Heller EditionThe novelist and essayist on criticizing Hillary Clinton and becoming friends with writers you savage.
July 6 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Matthew Heineman EditionThe director of City of Ghosts on filming the heroes resisting ISIS.
June 28 2017 10:29 AMI Have to Ask: The Maggie Haberman EditionThe New York Times White House correspondent on what she has learned covering Trump.
June 15 2017 9:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Raúl Grijalva EditionThe Arizona congressman on the coming battle for the soul of the Democratic Party.

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