An illustrated portrait of Gretchen Whitmer standing in front of a window with militia protesters.
Illustration by Golden Cosmos

At a press conference at the White House in March, President Donald Trump said that state governors seeking federal aid to fight the coronavirus needed to be nice to him. “If they don’t treat you right,” he told reporters, “I don’t call.” Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer talks about her clashes with Trump, which have vaulted her into the national spotlight, and about her support of Joe Biden, despite the allegation of assault against him. Plus, the novelist Edwidge Danticat surveys the effect of the coronavirus on the Haitian-Americans of her Miami neighborhood, and two Montana writers, Thomas McGuane and Callan Wink, go fishing.


Governor Gretchen Whitmer on COVID-19, Trump, and the Accusations Against Joe Biden

The Michigan governor on guiding her state through the coronavirus pandemic, her public skirmishes with the President, and her support of Joe Biden.


The Pandemic and Little Haiti

The novelist Edwidge Danticat says that COVID-19 is changing the lives of Haitians, both on the island and in the U.S.


Thomas McGuane and Callan Wink Go Fishing

Two Western writers go fishing on Montana’s Yellowstone River and share a pointed critique of “Western writing.”


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