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Kirsten Gillibrand and the Al Franken Fury
The New York senator still hears criticism for saying her Minnesota colleague needed to resign, but many women have thanked her, and she’s got millions in the bank.
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Could a Supreme Court Decision Entitle 2,000 Oklahoma Inmates to New Trials?
Roughly half of the state could be designated as reservation land. No one’s sure what that would mean for Native inmates whose crimes occurred within those boundaries.
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The New Democratic Purity Test
Earlier this month, a revealing spat broke out on Twitter. David Sirota, a left-leaning journalist who once worked for Bernie Sanders, announced that he had uncovered something while mining campaign-finance data: “Beto O’Rourke is the #2 recipient of
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Why John Roberts Should Have Listened to John Marshall
Friday’s decision striking down the Affordable Care Act, Texas v. United States, is wrong and should be reversed on appeal for reasons ably explained by its many critics. Yet in focusing their wrath on the Texas decision, the critics overlook the fac
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A Surge in Foreign-Influence Prosecutions
Authorities indict two former associates of Michael Flynn for acting as illegal agents of the Turkish government in the United States.  
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Has A Mega-Drought Begun In The American West?
Climate change may have turned an already historic dry spell into the third-worst drought of the past 1,000 years.
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The Mysterious RBG
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not just having a “moment” in American feminist culture. She has rapidly become—in a time that craves heroines—the American ideal of power and authority for millions of women and girls. Beyond the movies (RBG, released in May,
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Can Trump Pardon Himself?
On June 4, President Donald Trump tweeted, “As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?” Trump is not the first president to consider a self-pardon
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Cory Booker’s Theory of Love
As he eyes a run for president, the senator from New Jersey remains stridently conciliatory.
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Rudy Giuliani For The Defense
President Trump’s lawyer has adopted a deny-nothing approach in which he argues no crimes have been committed.
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Dear Therapist: I’m Not Sure Why My Sister Stopped Giving Gifts to My Children, and I’m Afraid to Ask
I don’t really care about the presents themselves—I just want to know what prompted the change.
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Trump’s Luck, Cold Wars, and Trouble in the Americas: The World in 2019
As foreign-policy experts assess what the year ahead holds, one issue comes to the fore: whether President Trump’s good fortune will continue.
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The 7 Best Cookbooks of 2018
Pan-seared steak with za’atar chimichurri, curried lamb ribs, and a host of other inventive dishes from this year’s top food bibles
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Pulling Canada’s Caribou Back From the Brink
First Nations communities are leading the effort to rescue the last remaining caribou herds from extinction.
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Against Trump Visiting the Troops
Seven reasons why the president should stay home, watch TV, and let Mike Pence visit the men and women serving in conflict zones
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Stephen Miller as MAGA’s Angry Id
On Face the Nation, the president’s trusted domestic-policy adviser said the border wall was fundamental to “whether or not the United States remains a sovereign country.”
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The Saturday Night Live Sketch That Sums Up All Online Discourse
Matt Damon and Leslie Jones screaming at each other about the relative merits of Weezer was cleverer than it might sound.
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Russian Trolls and the Trump Campaign Both Tried to Depress Black Turnout
Two new reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee underscore how much the Internet Research Agency targeted African Americans—echoing efforts by the campaign.
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What Happens to Obamacare Now?
After a federal judge in Texas declared the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, the health law faces yet another trip through the courts, and more possibilities for destabilizing coverage.
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The Problem With This Year’s Most Comfortable Holiday Fad
Weighted blankets began as a coping device in the special-needs community. Now the Instagram-shopping masses can’t get enough of them.
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Offset Has Trapped Cardi B
In a plea for his estranged wife’s forgiveness at her own concert, the Migos rapper is taking advantage of the cultural weight that’s on his side.
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Tibet Is Going Crazy for Hoops
ALONG the northeastern edge of the Tibetan plateau, a treacherous landscape where yaks graze above the clouds, basketball hoops are everywhere: at the bases of cliffs; in the courtyards of centuries-old, golden-roofed monasteries; in nomadic villages
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Cuomo’s Joint Effort
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo explicitly said for the first time that he supports legalizing recreational marijuana in New York and announced that it would be one of his legislative priorities in early 2019.
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The Atlantic Daily: Persistent
Echoes of Trump-campaign tactics in 2016 Russian election interference. Plus Obamacare’s future, Cory Booker says he can still love Trump, the history of the weighted blanket, and more
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The Conversation
Newt Gingrich turned partisan battles into a vicious blood sport, wrecked Congress, and paved the way for Donald Trump’s rise. As McKay Coppins reported in November, the former speaker of the House is now reveling in his achievements. I couldn’t help
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Sam Lipsyte’s Lame Send-up of a Guru and His Acolytes
In Hark, the characters are distracted, and their author veers between satire and sincerity.
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The Actor Who Takes His Characters Home
Brian Tyree Henry has played indelible roles—in Atlanta, Widows, and now If Beale Street Could Talk—that have stuck with him far past filming: ‘I don’t ever want them to be forgotten.’
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17 Rules of Presidential Behavior From George Washington
Trump could stand to revisit the first president’s suggestions for how to behave in a civilized manner.
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The ‘Global Cybercrime Problem’ Is Actually the ‘Russia Problem’
Convincing Putin that further attacks will trigger automatic, severe responses is the best path to deterrence.
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A Boost for Young, Diverse Farmers
The average American farmer, according to the most recent United States Department of Agriculture data, is white, male, and 58 years old. Just 8 percent of America’s 2.1 million farmers identify as anything other than non-Hispanic white; only 14 perc
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