The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Trump Admits Everything
Usually the drama of an investigation lies in finding out what happened, but the drama of this investigation lies in what happens next.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
The Most Dangerous Moment of the Trump Presidency
Not so long ago, a devastating attack on Saudi oil supplies would almost certainly have elicited an American military response.
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What Would Jeremy Corbyn Mean for Britain’s Foreign Policy?
The Labour Party leader could be the country’s next prime minister, and could well redefine its role in the world.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
House Democrats Are Ignoring This Key Lesson of Watergate
When I worked in the Nixon White House, I learned what it takes for Congress to exercise effective oversight.
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The Emmys Tried to Have 30 Hosts
Last year, when the Emmy Awards were emceed by the very sleepy duo of Colin Jost and Michael Che, it felt like the show had no host at all. Over the course of the evening, the two Saturday Night Live comedians would occasionally saunter onstage, stan
The Atlantic5 min readFood & Wine
What’s Different About the Impossible Burger?
Recently, like thousands of other Americans, I went to Burger King to get a Whopper for lunch. There it was: perfect, juicy, glistening. And, without mayo, vegan. This year, the fast-food giant is rolling out the plant-based Impossible Burger at its
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Game of Thrones’ Muted Victory Lap at the Emmys
The fantasy series picked up the night’s big award—a trophy for Outstanding Drama Series—but lost in most of the other major categories.
The Atlantic5 min readPsychology
Dear Therapist: I Can’t Stop Thinking About My Therapist’s Grindr Profile
I now know intimate details about his sexual preferences, and feel like I can’t interact with him normally.
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The Google Feature Magnifying Disinformation
Google’s knowledge panels contain helpful facts and tidbits. But sometimes they surface bad information, too.
The Atlantic6 min readPsychology
Can Three Numbers Stem the Tide of American Suicides?
A simple phone-line change is poised to put millions more people in touch with sympathetic strangers.  
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Five Songs That Explain The Cars’ Influence
When news of Ric Ocasek’s death broke earlier this month, the range of artists who grieved publicly—Beck, Ice T, Nile Rodgers—showed the wide influence The Cars achieved as one of the most popular new wave bands ever. One of the sharpest and most apt
The Atlantic6 min readReligion & Spirituality
Evangelical Has Lost Its Meaning
A term that once described a vital tradition within the Christian faith now means something else entirely.
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The Anger of Hong Kong’s Youth
HONG KONG—Amid the rainbow of stickers plastered on Joey Siu’s laptop, there are a few bold proclamations of her feelings on current events. Hong Kong is not China, one sticker reads. Another references the ancient Code of Hammurabi, An eye for an ey
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Nature Writing That Sees Possibility in Climate Change
A pair of authors tries to maintain optimism about the world’s changing landscapes—but at what cost?
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The First of the ‘Yale Women’
The university went fully coed 50 years ago. Four of its first female students remember their freshman year.
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
The Press Is Embracing False Equivalence—Again
Coverage of the president’s pressure on Ukraine suggests the media learned nothing from 2016.
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A ‘Ridiculous’ Emmys Night for Fleabag
The acclaimed series created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge swept the comedy category, beating out heavyweights such as Veep and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
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The Plea in Michelle Williams’s Emmys Speech
Her award for Fosse/Verdon, the actor said, was “an acknowledgment of what is possible when a woman is trusted.”
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
Facebook Restricts Speech by Popular Demand
The Constitution protects free speech, but internet companies are succumbing to public pressure to restrict it.
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The Problem With the Whistle-Blower System
As the country learned this week, authorities have too much power to decide the fate of whistle-blower claims, especially when they involve the intelligence community.
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Spain’s Attempt To Atone For A 500-Year-Old Sin
The country is offering citizenship to Jews whose families it expelled in the 15th century.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Why I Cover Campus Controversies
Each fall semester, America’s long-running debate about campus politics begins again. And I’ll take part this year as I have in years past, especially when the debate concerns matters of free speech. Critics say my energies are misplaced. There is no
The Atlantic4 min readScience
The Milky Way Has Giant Bubbles at Its Center
Farhad Yusef-Zadeh was observing the center of the Milky Way galaxy in radio waves, looking for the presence of faint stars, when he saw it: a spindly structure giving off its own radio emissions. The filament-like feature was probably a glitch in th
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The Sweetly Subversive Marriage at the Core of Schitt’s Creek
One of the Emmy-nominated sitcom’s secret strengths is its portrayal of long-term partnership—as a bond that is as eccentric as it is affectionate.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
If This Isn’t Impeachable, Nothing Is
The president of the United States reportedly sought the help of a foreign government against an American citizen who might challenge him for his office. This is the single most important revelation in a scoop by The Wall Street Journal, and if it is
The Atlantic3 min read
Greta Thunberg Is Right to Panic
The teenage climate-change activist has taken on anxieties far beyond her years. Adults should listen.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
It’s Happening in Plain Sight
Washington is a place where incredible amounts of time and effort are spent to prove what’s already obvious. This week’s drama over a whistle-blower complaint about President Donald Trump is only the latest example. The House Intelligence Committee i
The Atlantic6 min readSociety
The Life Of A Jacked Guy In 2019
Bro, I definitely lift. A decade ago, after years of amateur wrestling, I got into competitive powerlifting. As my form improved, the lean, strapping muscle of my youth thickened into the carapace of a latter-day Farnese Hercules. Now, at 37, I’m 6 f
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
DHS Is Finally Going After White Supremacists. It’s Not Going to Be Simple.
A new strategy for the first time places a major priority on domestic terrorism, especially of the extreme right. Now the agency has to actually tackle the problem.
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Lamar Jackson and the NFL’s Quarterback Double Standard
As the league looks to the future, the way many analysts talk about black players such as the Baltimore Ravens passer still belongs to an ugly past.
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