The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Our Defenses Were Worn Down

Hillary Clinton writes about the forces undermining American democracy. Plus Brett Kavanaugh’s past, a precarious reprieve in Syria, and more
Source: Jim Bourg / Reuters

What We’re Following

“Boys Will Be Boys”: While sexual misconduct infects both political parties, responses by liberals and conservatives to each emergent allegation have often diverged. Now, key Senate Republicans seem to be wavering in light of Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual-assault allegation against the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. When it comes to accusations of sexual assault, the refrain “boys will be boys” is a paltry excuse, Megan Garber writes. “The new world promised

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Atlantic

The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
How Black Suffragettes Subverted the Domestic Sphere
Anna Julia Cooper was among the educators who emphasized the power of communal care as a method of addressing larger structural ills.
The Atlantic3 min readPolitics
Four Lessons From Israel’s Clash With Tlaib and Omar
The best way for Israel to strengthen its hand is not by waging war to the utmost against its opponents, but by maximizing the number and range of its friends.
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
Hong Kong’s Protests Have Cemented Its Identity
Chinese authorities have long sought to sway Hong Kongers, but more and more, residents of the city see it as being distinct from the mainland.