With every month, it has become clearer that Donald Trump is a makeshift politician, whose rancid wit resides in his willingness to say whatever it takes to arouse the fears of a political base, David Remnick writes.
On the first day of Ramadan, a look back at a writer's first full month of fasting after his conversion to Islam: "In shorthand descriptions of Ramadan, it’s sometimes said that the fast lasts from sunrise to sunset. That’s not true. That would be easy!"
Why has a prominent evangelical Christian alleged that Christopher Hitchens, an outspoken atheist, was, during the last years of his life, “teetering on the edge of belief”? Credit Photograph by Stephen Voss / Redux
At the age of seventy, Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, has become the Vice-Presidential nominee for a party to which he’s never belonged. Credit Photograph by Stephen Chernin / AP