I Have to Ask: The Ben Rhodes Edition
The Obama foreign policy adviser on evaluating Obama’s eight years in office and understanding Trump’s pettiness.
I Have to Ask: The Raúl Grijalva EditionThe Arizona congressman on the coming battle for the soul of the Democratic Party.
I Have to Ask: The Delia Ephron EditionThe best-selling humorist on writing comedy in the age of Trump and why dating apps are ruining romance.
What It’s Like to Cover Trump as a White House ReporterThe Washington Post’s Ashley Parker on Trump’s tweets and the fire hose of breaking news.
I Have to Ask: The Pankaj Mishra EditionThe author of Age of Anger on why modern society is ill-equipped to handle populist rage.
I Have to Ask: The Pamela Paul EditionThe Times book review editor on the future of criticism and what our books say about us.
I Have to Ask: The Ethan Sherwood Strauss EditionThe ESPN reporter on working the Warriors beat, Steph Curry, and “sticking to sports” in the age of Trump.
I Have to Ask: The Elif Batuman EditionIsaac Chotiner speaks with the author and New Yorker staff writer about the inspiration for her new novel, The Idiot.
I Have to Ask: The George Saunders EditionThe author of Lincoln in the Bardo on summoning the ghost of past presidents and writing about our current one.
I Have to Ask: The Tom Cole EditionThe Republican congressman on life in Trump’s Washington and how Fox News has changed the Republican Party.
I Have to Ask: The Ashley Parker EditionThe Washington Post political reporter on scheduling life around President Trump’s tweetstorms.
I Have to Ask: The Jonathan Chait EditionThe New York writer on how the Republican Party’s past explains the election of an American demagogue.
I Have to Ask: The David Grann EditionThe New Yorker writer on crime reporting, Trump’s impact on journalism, and the secrets of crafting long-form journalism.
I Have to Ask: The Andrew Sullivan EditionThe proto-blogger on the decline of conservatism and why he expected Trump’s victory.