The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
It’s Not Collusion, It’s Corruption
Democrats want to highlight Trump scandals in their push for Congress this fall—just not the one that has dominated headlines and threatens his presidency.
The Atlantic7 min read
My Last Project With My Dad: Building My Own Coffin
He wasn’t always comfortable with big questions about what it means to be a father or a son. I asked anyway.
The Atlantic8 min read
The Cities That Never Existed
It was a bright summer morning in 1940. As Paris emptied of people, a single panic-stricken thought swept through the chaos of the crowds: Il y a péril en la demeure—there is danger in delay. The thief thought so too, though in a different sense. He
The Atlantic5 min read
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Surprise Album Makes Marriage Into a Spectacle
With Everything Is Love, pop’s biggest couple celebrates itself—and its significance to America.
The Atlantic6 min read
Westworld: Who Cares About the Man in Black?
Every week for the second season of Westworld, three Atlantic staffers will discuss new episodes of HBO’s cerebral sci-fi drama. David Sims: Well, after last week’s fascinating journey into the psyche and backstory of Akecheta and Ghost Nation, this
The Atlantic6 min readReligion & Spirituality
Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War
America’s largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and re-engage with mainstream culture.
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
‘Cult’ or Not, Trump’s Grasp on the Republican Party Is Stronger Than Ever
An action-packed week in domestic and global politics shows how the president has remade the GOP.
The Atlantic3 min readPolitics
The College-Graduation Problem All States Have
Across the country, black and Latino adults are far less likely to hold a college degree than white adults. Can better support for colleges that serve a high percentage of minorities change that?
The Atlantic2 min read
Someone Flew a Drone Too Close to a Wildfire, Again
It happened again this week. On Thursday, firefighting crews battling the Bocco Fire, which has burned hundreds of acres in Colorado, had to stop their efforts when an unauthorized civilian drone flew into their airspace. Neither tankers nor helicopt
The Atlantic2 min readPsychology
The Family Weekly: Why Are Father’s Day Cards So Predictable?
To commemorate the season of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, The Atlantic’s senior associate editor Julie Beck ventured into the alternate universe of the greeting-card aisle and reported back on what she found. It turns out that even as norms of pare
The Atlantic5 min read
YouTube Star Jake Paul’s Fame Is Fading
The 21-year-old became enormously popular for his outrageous prank videos—but if his recent New York show is any indication, it may not last forever.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
Bill Clinton’s Novel Isn't a Thriller—It's a Fantasy
The President Is Missing, co-written with James Patterson, indulges in a familiar trope: the country's top executive as action hero.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
Maine Voters Overrule Their Leaders
With support from Governor Paul LePage, the legislature nullified a statewide referendum approving ranked-choice voting. On Tuesday, the citizens got the final word and enacted it again.
The Atlantic1 min readSociety
Radio Atlantic: Being Black in America Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
Why do black Americans die earlier than white Americans? Staff writers Olga Khazan and Vann Newkirk join Matt and Alex to discuss how poverty and prejudice shorten African-American lifespans.
The Atlantic6 min read
The Fight to Define Romans 13
Jeff Sessions used it to justify his policy of family separation, but he’s not the first to invoke the biblical passage.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Trump Always Wanted a Trade War—and Now He’s Got Several
The president’s seemingly arbitrary punishment of countries with wildly different practices suggests he was never much interested in negotiating.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Trump’s Remarkable Admission About Dishonesty
The president is open in his affection for oppressive rulers and in saying it’s acceptable to lie to the public. Why does anyone still doubt he means it?
The Atlantic3 min read
It’s Not About the Raccoon
As an inveterate raccoon junky, I ought to have been more excited about #MPRraccoon, the desperate, courageous youngster whose dramatic 25-story climb up a St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper transfixed the internet earlier this week. After all, one of m
The Atlantic9 min read
The Humans of The New York Times
The documentary series The Fourth Estate tries to humanize the journalists who report the news. It can’t help but fall into a trap.
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
Why Can’t Democrats Give Trump Credit on North Korea?
The Singapore summit actually made the world a safer place. The president’s critics won’t admit it.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
The Disastrous Legal Implications of the Trump Foundation’s Activities
The New York attorney general’s complaint tells the tale of a charity that flouted in every conceivable way the legal prohibition on 501(c)(3) campaign activity.
The Atlantic5 min read
How Queer Is Queer Eye?
In Season 2 of Netflix’s reboot, gay lifestyle advice has less to do with sexuality than with self-definition.
The Atlantic8 min readPsychology
The Terrible Stereotypes of Mother’s and Father’s Day Cards
Dads love beer. Moms love wine. And greeting-card companies love gendered tropes about parenting.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
A Battle Over Migration Is Threatening to Topple Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has so far withstood the battle over migration that has convulsed politics across Europe, most recently in Italy. But now, infighting threatens to tear apart her government just three months after it was formed. The CS
The Atlantic5 min read
A World Cup Without Eduardo Galeano, Soccer’s Poet Laureate
As the 2018 tournament kicks off, it’s worth revisiting the late Uruguayan writer’s classic book on a sport he approached as both a fan and a social critic.
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Extinguishing The Beacon Of America
The Trump administration’s policy of separating families is designed to erase hope—with devastating consequences for thousands of children.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
How Trumpworld Is Spinning the FBI Report
The president and his allies have seized on newly revealed text messages between two agents to justify their war on federal investigators.
The Atlantic3 min readSociety
Mueller’s Warning to Trump: The Cover-Up Is Also a Crime
Paul Manafort’s jailing is the latest example of Trump associates learning the hard way that there are consequences for lying to federal agents.
The Atlantic4 min readPsychology
The Long, Contentious History of the ‘Word Gap’ Study
A 1995 study which suggested that kids from richer families are exposed to more spoken words than those from poorer families has long been the subject of controversy. Now, a new study fails to replicate its central finding.
The Atlantic3 min readPolitics
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Locked Up
A federal judge ordered former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to jail to await trial.
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