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Kamala Harris’s Blackness Isn’t Up for Debate
I never would have put Snoop and Tupac Shakur on the list of things that could potentially harm California Senator Kamala Harris’s presidential bid. But this week, two of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time unwillingly played a part in the lates
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Read President Trump’s Speech Declaring a National Emergency
In long, rambling remarks, the president announced that he’s reprogramming billions of dollars to fund a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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A Dispatch From the Anti-Amazon Victory Party
A piñata hangs from a tree in Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens. It is decorated with the face of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and by the end of Thursday night it will meet the fate of all piñatas. It is here to celebrate a major victory for grass
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Will Trump Live to 500?
The president underwent an extensive physical exam this week. His doctor’s rosy assessment is at odds with observable reality.
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I Fell Under the Spell of NASA’s Most Notorious Thief
Before Thad Roberts stole more than $20 million worth of moon rocks and Martian meteorites, he made me want to reach for the stars.
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A Mind-Boggling Soviet Nostalgia Project
A confounding exhibition from the Russian film director Ilya Khrzhanovsky poses as an exploration of artistic control and authoritarianism. But it might just be plain exploitation.
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A Friendship Baked in the Great British Bake Off Tent
“You need a bowl or a whisk, and one of your baking friends will get it for you. You know those trenches in the war? It’s kind of like that.”
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Letters: ‘Tribes Do Not Tolerate Freedom’
Readers react to Peter Wehner’s reflection on what he’s gained by leaving the Republican Party—and discuss how tribalism has shaped the political debate.
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What Did Elliott Abrams Have to Do With the El Mozote Massacre?
Inadvertently, Ilhan Omar revealed that Trump may have picked the right man to implement his policy in Venezuela.
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The Family Weekly: Introducing the Friendship Files
Plus: Dispatches from a wedding expo, and inside the lives of a mother-daughter team at the Westminster Dog Show
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Gavin Newsom’s Big Idea
The California governor is pulling the plug on a boondoggle and focusing on a plan that could secure the future of his state.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Anything to Declare?
California Governor Gavin Newsom said the state will sue President Donald Trump for declaring a national emergency over the border wall.
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The 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet
William Weld is set to be Donald Trump’s first challenger for the Republican nomination. Who else is running, who’s not, and who can’t decide? A quick guide to the crowded presidential field.
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A Rare Slasher-Movie Sequel That’s Both Cerebral and Fun
The loopy and meta Happy Death Day 2U follows in the footsteps of its 2017 predecessor by being a surprisingly subversive work of horror.
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The Atlantic Daily: Struggling for a United Front
Where the now-declared national emergency goes from here. Plus Mike Pence snubs American allies in Warsaw, why Twitter is still pretty bad, and more
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The Hollywood Producer Behind Bryan Singer’s Stalled Movie
With his Barnumesque persona and mixed reputation, Avi Lerner has gained significant success—and notoriety—in the film industry. But who is he, really?
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Nigeria’s Militarized Democracy Faces a Test at the Polls
The country has been led by someone linked to the military for 48 of the 58 years since it gained independence.
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Trump’s Emergency Declaration Is a Test Republicans Didn’t Want to Take
For weeks, GOP senators have warned the president against pursuing extraordinary measures. What now?
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A State of Unreality
President Donald Trump’s declaration of emergency salved yesterday’s loss of face—but has not solved any real problems for this administration or the country. In fact, Trump has opened four new problems atop the original problem with which he has fla
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He Returned His Friend’s Sweatshirt 20 Years After He Borrowed It
Every week, The Friendship Files features a conversation between The Atlantic’s Julie Beck and two or more friends, exploring the history and significance of their relationship. This week she talks with two men who were close friends in high school i
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Conservatives Will Live to Regret This
The president seems to think he’s found a way out of the crisis. No, not the “crisis” at the border—if the word still has any universally accepted definition, there is no crisis at the border. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 2018’s a
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What It’s Like to Make a Friend on Bumble BFF
“People can be really judgmental, like, ‘What’s wrong with you that you can’t make friends by yourself?’ But it’s honestly really hard to do it naturally.”
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The Nationalist Case for Amnesty
It wouldn’t just benefit undocumented immigrants—it would benefit millions of American citizens.
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Sunni Jihad Is Going Local
Future extremists will focus not on exporting violence to the West, but on building influence in their own communities.
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The Trump Administration Can’t Get a United Front Against Iran
But the Warsaw conference did bring together Gulf Arabs and Israel against their common enemy.
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Introducing ‘The Friendship Files’
Today, The Atlantic is launching a new series of interviews that we are calling The Friendship Files. It will feature a weekly conversation between me and two or more friends, talking about the history and significance of their relationship—how they
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Trump’s Bizarre, Rambling Announcement of a National Emergency
The circus in the Rose Garden threatened to distract from what the president actually did on Friday.
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Stop Alleging Anti-Semitism Just to Score Political Points
The conversation about Israel has become a toxic partisan firefight, bereft of insight or vision.
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Suicide Memes Might Actually Be Therapeutic
Online meme-sharing communities have taken a morbid turn, but some mental-health experts believe this could benefit isolated young people.
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When a Teacher Becomes a Friend
"I think we just started coming to Mr. O's room for lunch. I don't even know if we asked permission. Probably not."
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