Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker

Ryan Lizza

The New Yorker

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Ryan Lizza

Ryan Lizza, an on-air contributor for CNN, was The New Yorker’s Washington correspondent from 2007-2017. From 1998-2007, he was a political correspondent for The New Republic, and, before that, he was a correspondent for GQ and a contributing editor at New York. He has also written for the New York Times, Washington Monthly, and The Atlantic Monthly. Since 1998, he has covered most of the… → Read More

Ryan Lizza: Politics News and Analysis

Commentary and analysis of Donald Trump, Washington, politics, and more. → Read More

How December Could Make or Break the Trump Presidency

Ryan Lizza on President Donald Trump’s first year in office and the December legislative agenda that will be crucial for the White House and Republican Party. → Read More

A Russian Journalist Explains How the Kremlin Instructed Him to Cover the 2016 Election

Ryan Lizza on the Russian journalist Dimitri Skorobutov’s description of how the Kremlin directed state media to cover the contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. → Read More

The G.O.P.’s “Boil the Frog” Strategy to Save Trump

After a year of incremental Trump-Russia revelations, the press and public’s capacity to be shocked by the details of the scandal may be diminishing. → Read More

How Donald Trump Taught Conservatives to Defend Roy Moore

Republicans’ defenses of the Senate candidate are shocking, but they square with Trump’s when it comes to the extremes to which partisanship now pushes people. → Read More

Why Virginia Is a Warning for Republicans Nationwide

Has the G.O.P. repeated the devastating mistake that the Party made in California a generation ago? → Read More

How Trump Helps Russian Trolls

Ryan Lizza on recent hearings over Russian trolls and bots that spread fake news on social media, and how Donald Trump has ignored this national-security risk. → Read More

What the Russia-Inquiry Revelations Tell Us About Trump-Campaign Collusion

No definitive proof of foreign coördination emerged, but Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, stands accused of trying to sway U.S. politics for Russia. → Read More

The Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Is the First Person Charged in the Mueller Investigation

On Monday, the first charges arising from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign and the Russian government became public. Below, New Yorker writers offer some initial reactions to the news. → Read More

Paul Manafort, the Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Is Charged in the Mueller Investigation

On Monday, the first charges arising from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign and the Russian government became public. → Read More

As Mueller Pushes Ahead, Trump Distracts

Ryan Lizza on President Trump’s attempt to shift blame for Russian interference in the 2016 election of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. → Read More

The Trump Plan to Combat Opioids

Ryan Lizza responds to President Trump's plan to combat the Opioid Crisis → Read More

The Limits of the Flake-Corker-McCain Rebellion Against Trump

Unless moderate Republicans block tax reform and other elements of Trump’s legislative agenda, their criticism of the President will have little impact. → Read More

John Kelly and the Dangerous Moral Calculus of Working for Trump

The White House chief of staff is the latest example of how the President sullies the reputations of those who work with and for him. → Read More

How Trump Is Empowering the Democrats

Beneath Trump’s zigging and zagging on immigration and Obamacare is a dynamic between the President and Democratic leaders that deserves close attention. → Read More

The Secrecy Undermining the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia Probe

Ryan Lizza writes about the covert Russia investigation of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is led by Richard Burr and Mark Warner. → Read More

Washington’s Ritualized Response to Mass Shootings

Ryan Lizza writes about Donald Trump’s response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas at a Jason Aldean concert on Sunday evening, which was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. → Read More

How Trump Lost in Alabama But Is Still Winning the Wider War

Ryan Lizza writes about the lessons for Republicans from Roy Moore’s victory in an Alabama Senate special election, over Luther Strange, the candidate endorsed by Donald Trump. → Read More

How Republicans Ditched Tax Reform for Tax Cuts

Instead of crafting a revenue-neutral tax reform, Republicans have embraced a vague proposal that could add more than a trillion dollars to the deficit. → Read More