Amy Davidson

Amy Davidson is a senior editor at The New Yorker.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 11:15am
How Climate Change Will Destroy Our Global Heritage
Last week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization issued a report called “ World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate .” It contains twelve case studies and eighteen snapshots of what climate change is expected to do to places that have been designated as UNESCO...
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 12:45pm
Sanders, Clinton, and the Not-So-Simple Case of West Virginia
When Bernie Sanders took the stage in Salem, Oregon, on Tuesday night, after winning the West Virginia primary—“a big, big victory” and “a tremendous victory,” he called it—he had a look on his face of pure delight. The crowd of a few thousand cheered almost every one of his lines; he threw back...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 8:45am
Donald Trump Wins, Wins, Wins in Nevada
"We’re going to do it and it’s going to happen fast," Donald Trump said at his victory party on Tuesday night, at the Treasure Island Hotel, in Las Vegas, after winning the Nevada caucus by a large margin. Trump was referring to the great-again-making of America, which he portrayed as unfolding at...
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Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 4:30pm
Courting Black Votes
In March, 1988, Bernie Sanders, the democratic-socialist mayor of Burlington, Vermont, held a press conference to say that, for the first time, he would be attending his state’s Presidential caucus, in order to support the “historic” candidacy of the Reverend Jesse Jackson. “All political observers...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 1:30pm
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Clash Over Poetry and Prose
“Here’s the Senator’s ad,” Chris Cuomo, of CNN, said to Hillary Clinton, who was standing with him on the stage for a Democratic town-hall meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. There was a sudden jolt of music—Simon and Garfunkel’s “America”—and scenes of Bernie Sanders speaking to large, happy crowds, with...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 3:45pm
Angela Merkel’s Cologne Test
On Saturday, at least three groups of marchers assembled outside the main train station in Cologne, Germany. They had each come to offer their response to the attacks on women who had gathered in that spot a week earlier, to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The first march was organized by Pegida , the...
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 11:45am
The Republicans’ Principle-Free Presidential Debate
At one point during the gleefully principle-free Republican debate in Las Vegas, on Tuesday night, Hugh Hewitt, one of the moderators, tried to find out if Ben Carson had what it took to be President. Carson was a pediatric neurosurgeon and, people thought, a kind man, and that seemed to worry...
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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7:30am
Hillary Gets Started
Hillary Clinton is ready for Hillary. That could be gleaned from the video officially launching her run for President in 2016, called “ Getting Started ,” which was posted on a new YouTube channel Sunday afternoon. It was a strange production: for the first few seconds, it seemed to be an ad that...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Why 'Citizenfour' Deserved Its Oscar
“Thank you to Edward Snowden for his courage,” Laura Poitras, the director of “Citizenfour,” said as she accepted the Oscar for best documentary. Neil Patrick Harris, the award show’s host, noted that Snowden couldn’t be there “for some treason.” Treason isn’t one of the crimes Snowden has been...
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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 9:30am
Torture in a Dick Cheney Minute
What, exactly, has President Barack Obama done to make sure that future Presidents don’t torture prisoners? On “ Meet the Press ” on Sunday, Dick Cheney, the former Vice-President, made it clear that he, for one, given the chance, would seize waterboarding paraphernalia, and get to it. “I’d do it...
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