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How Brexit Got Harder
Brexit isn’t what it used to be. In the months immediately after Britain voted to leave the European Union in 2016, two flavors were on offer—“hard” and “soft.” A soft Brexit generally meant leaving the bloc’s political structures but not its economi
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Why Tool Could Be More Relevant Today Than Ever Before
The legendary metal band is returning after a 13-year absence, and while its sound isn’t in, its disaffected embrace of spirituality is.
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The Most Powerful Member of the Ruling Class
Using “the ruling class” and “overlords” as shorthand for Trump’s critics is Orwellian nonsense.
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A Joy of Summer Is Vanishing Fast
Every summer until fifth grade, my family took the same vacation to the same town on the Jersey Shore. The days were about as idyllic as possible: lots of sunshine, elaborate sandcastles, afternoon pizza from a few blocks away. At bedtime, when the b
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The Widespread Suspicion of Opposite-Sex Friendships
In 1989, When Harry Met Sally posed a question that other pop-cultural entities have been trying to answer ever since: Can straight men and women really be close friends without their partnership turning into something else? (According to The Office,
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The Quick Therapy That Actually Works
The strange little PowerPoint asks me to imagine being the new kid at school. I feel nervous and excluded, its instructions tell me. Kids pick on me. Sometimes I think I’ll never make friends. Then the voice of a young, male narrator cuts in. “By act
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The Matrix 4 Could Be Just What Hollywood Needs
After years of rumored remakes and reboots, the cult sci-fi series will return with a fourth installment to be directed by Lana Wachowski.
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Republicans Changed Their Mind About Higher Education Really Quickly
A majority of them no longer think campuses are setting the country on the right course. What happened?
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Trump Has Defected
The president crossed an important line when he canceled a meeting with the Danish prime minister.
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The Last Days of the Other 1 Percent
Next week’s deadline to qualify for the third Democratic debate could leave half of the large field of candidates on the sidelines.
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Disloyal to What?
The president often implies that what determines national loyalty is not citizenship but ethnicity, religion, and race.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Much Ado About Nuuk Things
President Trump canceled a meeting with the prime minister of Denmark after she rejected his interest in purchasing Greenland. Plus: Which candidates made the cut for the next Democratic debate?
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The Dirty Problems With Operation Car Wash
News reports have pointed to serious wrongdoing at the heart of the anti-corruption inquiry that has shaken many Latin American countries.
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They Just Wanted to Entertain
AM stations mainly wanted to keep listeners engaged—but ended up remaking the Republican Party.
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Only the Right Can Defeat White Nationalism
Law-enforcement agencies can arrest terrorists, but they cannot settle existential arguments about the nature of American democracy.
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Every American Should Hope Trump Prevails Against China
Working on economic policy at the White House, I came to understand that the stakes of the confrontation are far higher than those of trade alone.
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Trump Could Win Again
He’s unpopular, scandalous, and a bigot, and we may be sliding into a recession. But that might not matter.
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The Hopefulness and Hopelessness of 1619
Her name was Angela, one of the first known Africans in British North America. His name was John, the first known antiblack racist in colonial America. In 1619, this black woman and white man—what they embody—arrived months apart in 12-year-old Virgi
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HBO’s New Documentary Asks You to Talk About Death
Alternate Endings explores how a new generation of elderly Americans is making dying more personal and more open.
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The Mystery of ‘Skeleton Lake’ Gets Deeper
Hundreds of skeletons are scattered around a site high in the Himalayas, and a new study overturns a leading theory about how they got there.
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Why Conservatives Are Turning Against Higher Education
This article was updated on August 20, 2019 at 5:53pm A native of small-town Missouri who excelled at Stanford and Yale Law School, Josh Hawley, the junior senator from Missouri, is keenly aware of how higher education can serve as a springboard into
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It’s 10 p.m. Do You Know Where Your Friends Are?
Jennifer Mohr likes to sing in the shower, but she doesn’t want anyone to hear her. “I don’t sound good,” Mohr, a 20-year-old college junior studying information science at Temple University in Philadelphia, told me. “I never want to sing when anyone
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Putting Kids on Diets Won’t Solve Anything
Weight Watchers has a new app for children as young as 8. It might be better for the company than it is for pediatric health.
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Planned Parenthood Makes a Huge Bet
The women’s-health organization will stop taking money from Title X, a government family-planning program, in light of a new rule that bars doctors from making referrals for abortion procedures.
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Donald Trump’s Economic Anxiety
The president can scarcely afford to continue the trade war, but he can scarcely afford to end it either.
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The Devastating Truth About National Avocado Day
Why millions of people are extremely eager to celebrate fake holidays sponsored by corporations
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Trump’s Phone Calls With Wayne LaPierre Reveal NRA’s Influence
Days after considering the implementation of universal background checks, President Donald Trump has sidelined the issue.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Taxing Times
Universal background checks are off the table, Trump reportedly said in a call with the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre. Plus: The president confirms he’s “been thinking about” implementing a payroll-tax cut.
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Uighurs Can’t Escape Chinese Repression, Even in Europe
BRUSSELS—In the comfortable living room of a family home near Antwerp, photographs from not so long ago recall the faces of the missing. A business man sits proudly behind the desk of the company he owns. A party of women smile and laugh as they shar
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Where Goodness Thrives
“Could there be communities that were somehow resistant to violence, persistent in decency?” That question, which drives Maggie Paxson’s one-of-a-kind book, sounds wishful, especially these days. But who doesn’t yearn for an answer? If ever a place c
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