Jane Mayer, The New Yorker

Jane Mayer

The New Yorker

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Past articles by Jane:

What It Takes to Be White House Chief of Staff

Our political roundtable looks at the privilege and pitfalls of the “second most powerful job in Washington.” → Read More

The Dark-Money Supreme Court

Our political roundtable looks at the Supreme Court’s conservative tilt as another term concludes, this one marked by ethics scandals and landmark rulings. → Read More

Donald Trump’s Dangerous War on the Justice Department

Prominent Republicans are defending the former President’s incendiary response to his latest indictment, with damaging implications for the rule of law. Our roundtable discusses why. → Read More

Trump’s Latest Indictment Is Also About the Future of the Country

On the Political Scene podcast: With the former President facing federal charges, our political roundtable considers how much baggage is too much to win the Republican nomination. → Read More

Is the Debt-Ceiling Deal a Template to Fix Washington, or a Mere Blip?

As lawmakers at the Capitol avoid financial catastrophe, our political roundtable looks at the debt-ceiling compromise and asks whether the center can hold in today’s rage-filled politics. → Read More

What Washington Doesn’t Understand about China

With President Biden shuttling from the G-7 summit in Japan to debt-limit negotiations in Washington, our political roundtable looks at the state of U.S.-China relations. → Read More

The Permanent-Scandal Phase of American Politics

Our political roundtable looks at a week of legal setbacks and ethics debates involving Representative George Santos, former President Donald Trump, and the Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. → Read More

How Troubling Are the Payments and Gifts to Ginni and Clarence Thomas?

Jane Mayer on the reported failures of Ginni Thomas and Supreme Court Clarence Thomas to disclose payments to Ginni Thomas by groups who had business before the Court. → Read More

Joe Biden’s “Very Risky Choice” to Run Again Increases the Scrutiny on Kamala Harris

As Biden launches his fourth run for the Presidency, our political roundtable considers his running mate and her potential influence on the 2024 Democratic ticket. → Read More

With the Fox-Dominion Settlement We’re Still at the “Mercy of a Billionaire Dynasty”

After agreeing to a $787.5-million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems for promoting Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election, Fox faces more challenges in-house and in court. Our political roundtable looks at the network’s future. → Read More

Abortion Heads Back to the Supreme Court

On The Political Scene podcast: As the fate of abortion medication lies in the balance, our political roundtable looks at the right’s attack on the regulatory state. → Read More

As Trump Faces Charges, Who Is in Control of the Republican Party?

With Donald Trump facing thirty-four felony counts and the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, recovering from a concussion, our political roundtable looks at who is currently leading the G.O.P. → Read More

We’re Living in a World Created by the Iraq War

Two decades after U.S. forces attacked Iraq, our political roundtable explores the war’s lasting effects on American politics and society. → Read More

The Fox News Defamation Lawsuit: “Money, Ideology, Truth, Lies—It’s All Right There”

Our political roundtable explores the fallout from the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against Fox News, one of the most powerful TV networks in America. → Read More

Is Ukraine the Next Battle in American Politics?

A year after Russia’s invasion, our political roundtable looks at how the conflict has upended domestic and international politics. → Read More

The Glass Ceiling, Still Intact: Women and Power in Washington

The Political Scene roundtable discusses Senator Dianne Feinstein’s retirement, Nikki Haley’s Presidential bid, and Vice-President Kamala Harris’s grim prospects. → Read More

What Biden Didn’t Say in the State of the Union

On The Political Scene podcast, our political roundtable discusses the scant attention paid to abortion rights, China, and more in the State of the Union address. → Read More

An “Anger Olympics” Between Trump and the Rest of the 2024 Republican Field

On The Political Scene podcast, with Nikki Haley’s campaign announcement forthcoming, our roundtable looks at the state of the G.O.P. as the 2024 Presidential race nears. → Read More

House Republicans Launch Their Campaign Against the Bidens

On the Political Scene podcast, Susan B. Glasser, Jane Mayer, and Evan Osnos look at the new Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. → Read More

The January 6th Report and Donald Trump’s Criminal Referrals

On the Political Scene podcast, Susan B. Glasser, Jane Mayer, and Evan Osnos explore the implications of the committee’s final findings on the insurrection. → Read More