Category Archives: Culture & Politics

Boris Epshteyn: State of the Union Reaction

Boris Epshteyn: State of the Union Reaction Republican strategist and U.S. News & World Report columnist Boris Epshteyn joined 92Y American Conversation’s Jordan Chariton to react to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Epshteyn credited President Obama for relating to the American people with an emotional appeal on gun control. Other than that, Epshteyn… Read More »

Michael Skolnik: “We Should Remember Their Names”

Michael Skolnik: “We Should Remember Their Names”   Political Director to Russell Simmons and co-president of GlobalGrind.com Michael Skolnik recently spoke with us about gun violence in America. After speaking about the school shooting in Newtown, Skolnik turned to the murders going on every day in inner cities: We are not paying enough attention to… Read More »

Calvin Trillin: Political Poems

Calvin Trillin: Political Poems Andy Borowitz: Countdown to 2012 took place on October 24, 2012.  In this clip, the New Yorker‘s Calvin Trillin shares two poems he wrote based on this year’s election.  The first poem is about Governor Mitt Romney while the second is about Congressman Todd Akin. Do you have a great political… Read More »

Bob Woodward: Inside the Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Bob Woodward: Inside the Debt Ceiling Negotiations Legendary journalist Bob Woodward spoke with New York Magazine’s John Heilemann at 92Y on September 27, 2012.  In this clip, Woodward recounts the debt ceiling negotiations between President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner.  Woodward finds fault with both parties for the messy nature of the… Read More »

Chris Cillizza: The Smart Read

Chris Cillizza: The Smart Read     Washington Post political reporter and author of the upcoming book The Gospel According to the Fix: An Insider’s Guide to a Less than Holy World of Politics, Chris Cillizza, shares the three smartest things he read this week.  This weeks topics include the debate on polls being skewed,… Read More »

Krystal Ball: The Smart Read

Krystal Ball: The Smart Read   Co-Host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, Krystal Ball, shares the three smartest things she read this week.  Make sure to catch Krystal at 92YTribeca’s with Richard Wolffe, Lizz Winstead and Frank Conniff. The Land That Time and Money Forgot by Mark Jacobson, New York Magazine With poverty levels at historic… Read More »

Be The People: A Constitution Conversation

Be The People: A Constitution Conversation Read the full Constitution on the National Archives site >> Still looking for ideas about how to spend your summer? How about with 54 other people in a hot room, wearing wigs and knickers, creating a form of government that lasts for centuries? That’s what our founding fathers did… Read More »

Where Are the Women Candidates for 2012: Full Video

Where Are the Women Candidates for 2012: Full Video In collaboration with Glamour magazine, 92nd Street Y’s Campaign for the American Conversation presented a live webcast of Running in Heels: Where Are the Women Candidates for 2012 and How Can We Get More of Them on Wednesday, March 28. You can now watch the full… Read More »