A Q&A With Jill Abramson
August 19, 2013
The Times' top editor on Mean Bosses, Liberal Biases, and the Demise of the Washington Post
Aaron Sorkin: Chris Christie Has the Most Dramatic Potential
August 05, 2013
As news of CNN and NBC's dueling Hillary Clinton projects broke and season two of "The Newsroom" hurtled through treatises on Occupy Wall Street and Joseph Kony, we got in touch with the show's creator, Aaron Sorkin, to chat about the way TV drama ha
Does the American Dream Even Exist in Your ZIP Code?
July 31, 2013
One reason so many Americans tolerate inequality is their belief that it’s not a permanent condition. Yes, you might start out life without a lot of money. But if you work hard and play by the rules, then you’ll get ahead.
John McCain, Undecided 2016 Voter
July 30, 2013
John McCain on Fox's schizophrenia, the Tea Party's nihilism, and the difficulty of choosing between Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Chait vs. Costa: Is McCain Savvy or Unhinged?
July 30, 2013
To accompany the interview I conducted with John McCain for the current issue of The New Republic, I called up Jonathan Chait of New York magazine and Robert Costa of National Review for a conversation about McCain’s career and his psyche. An edited transcript is below. — Isaac ChotinerIsaac Chotiner: Thank you guys for doing this. So, Jon Chait, McCain’s taken another ideological step back towards the left and I was just wondering about your reading of why, and how it fits into your broader theory about who he is.Jonathan Chait: It’s a good question.
Orhan Pamuk on Taksim Square, the Effects of 'Breaking Bad,' and Why the Future of the Novel Is in the East
July 29, 2013
Orhan Pamuk explains the arrogance of Erdoğan, the riots in Taksim Square, and why the future of the novel lies in the East.
J Street: "We Have the Ear of the White House"
July 28, 2013
Just before a new round of Israel-Palestine talks, A Q & A with the founder of the J Street Lobby.
"Saul Goodman Should be Mayor of Las Vegas"
July 21, 2013
Bob Odenkirk on Breaking Bad's finale and his possible spinoff.
"What Part of 'Politico' Do You Not Understand?"
June 18, 2013
A conversation about the dark art of driving the conversation.
Boston: More Like Sandy Hook Than 9/11
April 22, 2013
A conversation with Olivier Roy on the nature of modern terrorists.