February 26, 2024

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Now that the border crisis has migrated into blue cities, the White House cannot avoid addressing a political liability, and the President has dramatically shifted his rhetoric on the border. “You have a global moment of mass migration converging on the border at a time when resources are down. Congress is refusing to give the President the money that he needs for basic operations—it’s a perfect storm,” The New Yorker’s Jonathan Blitzer tells David Remnick. Blitzer’s new book, “Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here,” takes a long view of the immigration crisis. Plus, the author Sheila Heti talks about using her own journals to craft the new book “Alphabetical Diaries.”

The Immigration Battle in Washington, and the Real Crisis at the Border

Now that the border crisis has migrated into blue cities, the White House cannot avoid addressing a political liability. The staff writer Jonathan Blitzer talks with David Remnick.


Sheila Heti Talks with Parul Sehgal About “Alphabetical Diaries”

The author of the influential novel “How Should a Person Be?” culled decades of material from her own journals to take a radical approach to her new book.


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