Why Trump Can’t Afford to Lose

“The President has survived one impeachment, twenty-six accusations of sexual misconduct, and an estimated four thousand lawsuits. That run of good luck may well end, perhaps brutally, if Joe Biden wins.”

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Nov 1, 2020
Length: 24 minutes (6,220 words)

How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit the Pandemic

“The secretive titan behind one of America’s largest poultry companies, who is also one of the president’s top donors, is ruthlessly leveraging the coronavirus crisis—and his vast fortune—to strip workers of protections.”

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jul 13, 2020
Length: 34 minutes (8,590 words)

How Mitch McConnell Became Trump’s Enabler-in-Chief

Jane Mayer’s latest — on Republican and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — is exhaustive, both in its scope and mendacity of the career politician, whose legacy is guaranteed to inextricably intertwined with that of President Donald Trump. Through nearly 12,000 words, the main takeaway is that McConnell might just be the most duplicitous politician in modern American politics.

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Apr 12, 2020
Length: 47 minutes (11,823 words)

The Making of the Fox News White House

Trump’s friends are like family. And Trump hires his family.

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Mar 11, 2019
Length: 45 minutes (11,453 words)

How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump

“I’m not arguing that Russians pulled the voting levers. I’m arguing that they persuaded enough people to either vote a certain way or not vote at all.”

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 25, 2018
Length: 27 minutes (6,925 words)

Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse

Eric Schneiderman, as the head of law enforcement in New York State, used his position of power to become a voice for the #MeToo movement. But behind closed doors, his treatment of women was abusive and physically disturbing. Schneiderman resigned three hours after this story was published.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 11, 2018
Length: 24 minutes (6,100 words)

The Danger of President Pence

A deep dive into the political rise of Mike Pence and what some fear may happen if he were to ever to become President.

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Oct 16, 2017
Length: 52 minutes (13,211 words)

The Reclusive Hedge Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency

How Robert Mercer exploited America’s populist insurgency.

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Mar 27, 2017
Length: 41 minutes (10,470 words)

Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All

Tony Schwartz was a New York magazine writer recruited by Donald Trump to ghost write his 1987 bestseller, The Art of the Deal. He now regrets what he created and says Trump is unfit to be president.

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jul 18, 2016
Length: 27 minutes (6,867 words)

Rebranding the Koch Brothers

In what David Axelrod described as an “extraordinary exercise in rebranding,” the billionaire brothers are now trying to shake their plutocratic image by showcasing a concern for the poor through a variety of initatives.

Author: Jane Mayer
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jan 25, 2016
Length: 28 minutes (7,114 words)