Jonathan Blitzer

New Yorker magazine

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Jonathan Blitzer is a contributing writer to the New Yorker.

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Today is the deadline for the Trump administration to reunite the children and parents who were separated at the border.

Family Reunification Deadline

Today is the deadline for the Trump administration to reunite the children and parents who were separated at the border.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

During President Trump’s State of the Union on Tuesday night, he talked about two teenage girls on Long Island who were murdered by MS-13 gang members in 2016.

How the MS-13 gang spread from Los Angeles to New York

During President Trump’s State of the Union on Tuesday night, he talked about two teenage girls on Long Island who were murdered by MS-13 gang members in 2016.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It's just 150 miles between Laredo and San Antonio — but the drive is long enough to be deadly — when almost 100 migrants are crammed into a tractor-trailer with no water, no relief…

Border security and human tragedy

It's just 150 miles between Laredo and San Antonio — but the drive is long enough to be deadly — when almost 100 migrants are crammed into a tractor-trailer with no water, no relief…

from To the Point

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Competing fears about nuclear risks, climate change and power supplies are framing the discussion over the future of Diablo Canyon, says Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

More than 700 people face federal charges for storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As some families are preparing to travel and gather for the holidays next week, they should be especially careful as the Omicron variant is expected to overtake the Delta variant, says…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Biden administration is offering four free antigen COVID tests to each household in the U.S., and signups open today. Test results are available within 30 minutes.

from KCRW Features

An influx of patients is straining already short-staffed hospitals, and some have canceled elective surgeries, including Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the San Fernando…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Following Saturday’s hostage situation in Texas, LA rabbi Steve Leder shares why local places of worship prioritize security training.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

San Francisco is at times known for its rough-and-tumble approach to local politics. But now a more bruising political fight is playing out in the City by the Bay.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Joseph Carson has spent most of his career as a federal employee challenging everything from the country’s nuclear weapons program to its whistleblower adjudication infrastructure.

from Scheer Intelligence

States nationwide are seeing COVID-19 surges, and New York reported more than 60,000 new cases this past weekend, the most since the start of the pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand