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I can go just about anywhere with my German passport. But almost no one wants to let in Americans these days.
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We Flattened the Curve. Our Kids Belong in School.
Because the coronavirus is still spreading rapidly in much of the country, not every school district can bring children and teachers back safely and equitably this fall. But among those that can is Somerville, Massachusetts—the city of about 80,000 j
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Just How Far Will Trump Go?
The president has dramatically accelerated the pace of his efforts to weaponize the federal government to his advantage.
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The Plan That Could Give Us Our Lives Back
The U.S. has never had enough coronavirus tests. Now a group of epidemiologists, economists, and dreamers is plotting a new strategy to defeat the virus, even before a vaccine is found.
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The Constitution Is Perfectly Clear About Citizenship
The persistence of birtherism is a depressing feature of our corrupt and hateful national dialogue.
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The End of the Secular Republic
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This Is What Happens When Society ‘Has to Function’
The Disaster Tourist, a grim satire of capitalism, resonates during a pandemic that has revealed the brutal calculus of “essential work.”
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Can a Protest Movement Topple Netanyahu?
The absence of a government plan to deal with the economic crisis, along with a second wave of COVID-19, has triggered a surge in opposition.
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When we think of our identities as fixed and unchanging—I am this kind of person; I am not that kind of person—we’re shutting ourselves off from many of life’s possibilities.
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The Good Son
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The Wikipedia War That Shows How Ugly This Election Will Be
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Kamala Harris’s Nomination Reopens the Wounds of 2016
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College Football’s Great Unraveling
This week, the bottom fell out of college football. The future of the fall season had been wavering for more than a month as the coronavirus continued to burn through much of the United States, and on Tuesday, the Big 10, the conference that comprise
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The Big Reason Lefties Aren’t Upset About Kamala Harris
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Paging Dr. Hamblin: Everyone Wants to Check My Temperature
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2020 Came for One of Earth’s Most Famous Telescopes
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The Atlantic Daily: Lefties Hope Kamala Harris Will Come Around
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How the Pandemic Revealed Britain’s National Illness
Boris Johnson has faced his share of blame for the country’s death count. But the British system was failing long before the coronavirus struck.
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Pop Culture Failed to Imagine Kamala Harris
Her candidacy meets a culture that, too often, still doesn’t know what to make of women who seek to lead.
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Teachers Respond: Should Schools Reopen?
Readers discuss whether it’s safe for children and educators to go back to the classroom this fall.
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The Other Way Trump Could Destroy the Next Presidency
A brazen refusal by the president to leave office is surely a nightmare scenario. But even if President Donald Trump were to lose and accept the results on November 3 or soon thereafter, he could nevertheless wreak significant damage during the perio
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Trump Is Hobbling the Mail the Old-Fashioned Way
The president and his allies are bringing politics back into the Postal Service—and putting the election at risk.
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Kamala Harris’s Nomination Is a Turning Point for Democrats
It’s difficult to imagine the party nominating two white men for president and vice president ever again.
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How to Stay One Step Ahead of Donald Trump
The joke, a throwaway quip, somehow captured the man and the moment—the end of one era, and the beginning of another. It was January 2017, and then–British Prime Minister Theresa May was in the White House, the first foreign leader to visit the new p
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