The Atlantic5 min readSociety
Marriage Proposals Are Stupid
The marriage proposal is one of the most ritualized moments in modern American life. Growing up, many girls are instilled with a specific idea of how it should go: He’ll take us somewhere romantic—we’ll have no idea what’s happening—he’ll get down on
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
The Two Major Deals Congress Couldn't Strike
Lawmakers couldn’t reach an agreement to stabilize Obamacare or extend DACA in their omnibus spending bill, possibly dooming the issues until after the November elections.
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The Vatican Is Wooing Silicon Valley
ROME—Barely 100 yards away from a statue of Giordano Bruno, the freethinking friar who was burned at the stake in 1600 after the Catholic Church found him guilty of heresy, some of the world’s brightest young people gathered earlier this month for th
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
John Bolton's Radical Views on North Korea
The president’s new national-security adviser doesn’t seem to think the current strategy is likely to work.
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What Gun-Control Activists Can Learn From the Civil-Rights Movement
The success of the 1963 March on Washington hinged on a confluence of factors—several of which the student-led March for Our Lives won’t have.
The Atlantic6 min readTech
This Is So Much Bigger Than Facebook
After five days of silence, Mark Zuckerberg finally acknowledged the massive data compromise that allowed Cambridge Analytica to obtain extensive psychographic information about 50 million Facebook users. His statement, which acknowledged that Facebo
The Atlantic8 min readTech
Uber’s Collision, Facebook’s Disgrace
In just 36 hours, two nightmares unfolded for American tech companies. Here’s what they have in common.
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McMaster's Choice
Before he was the national-security adviser, he wrote a lacerating account of generals who failed in advising Lyndon Johnson. What will he say now that he is free to talk about Trump?
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Why Did Elon Musk Delete His Facebook Pages?
Considering SpaceX accidentally blew up one of Mark Zuckerberg’s projects, this is a little awkward.
The Atlantic3 min readPolitics
What Trump's Choice of Bolton Reveals
The president is surrounding himself with familiar faces from his favorite cable-news network—but may not find in them what he seeks.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
Congress Ignores Trump's Priorities for Science Funding
Nearly every science agency stands to get more money under a spending bill that avoids proposed cuts from the White House.
The Atlantic3 min read
The Beauty And Sadness Of Isle Of Dogs
“All barks have been rendered into English.” If one were to ask a gathering of committed moviegoers to pick the director most likely to open a film with this notification, I’m confident that a majority would pick Wes Anderson. And they would, of cour
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
The Push for Harsher School Discipline After Parkland
Some policymakers are considering whether to more aggressively punish student misbehavior in their effort to make campuses safer.
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Roseanne Vs. The 'Nasty Woman'
The original sitcom reveled in complexity. In the premiere of its highly anticipated reboot, though, it has simplified politics down to easy partisanship.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
A Short Guide to John Bolton's Government Career
It is only fitting that, within the same week the United States marks 15 years since the 2003 Iraq invasion, John Bolton has been named the president’s national security adviser. Bolton advocated for another U.S. invasion of Iraq, following the first
The Atlantic4 min read
Once Again, a Massive Group of Whales Strands Itself
The deaths of around 150 pilot whales on an Australian beach is just the latest in a long line of mass casualties.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
The Atlantic Daily: The Next Generation
Trump’s new national-security adviser, new tariffs on China, what fuels an HIV epidemic, and more
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
Why the FBI Fires People for 'Lack of Candor'
FBI employees are required to adhere to an ethical standard that includes an affirmative duty to offer relevant information to internal investigators.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
McMaster Is Out, an Even Bigger North Korea Hawk Is In
Trump is replacing his national-security adviser with John Bolton, a persistent advocate of military intervention.
The Atlantic8 min readTech
My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data
The Cambridge Analytica scandal is drawing attention to malicious data thieves and brokers. But every Facebook app—even the dumb, innocent ones—collected users’ personal data without even trying.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Trump Proves Indefensible
John Dowd is the president’s second personal lawyer to leave the job and it’s the second major change to his legal team this week.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
The Millions Left Marooned by Brexit
At first, Elena Remigi thought getting British citizenship would be a formality. Though she was born in Milan, she had lived in the United Kingdom for more than a decade. She owned a house, she had a car, and she even got permanent residency—an arduo
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Trump Could Be Bumbling Into a Trade War With China
The president is right to want to punish unfair trade practices. But America First keeps translating into America alone.
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The Blesser's Curse
VULINDLELA, South Africa—Mbali N. was just 17 when a well-dressed man in his 30s spotted her. She was at a mall in a nearby town, alone, when he called out. He might have been captivated by her almond eyes and soaring cheekbones. Or he might have jus
The Atlantic4 min readSociety
Congress's 'Baby Steps' on Guns
The omnibus spending bill includes the Fix NICS Act, more money for school safety, and a clarification on federal research. But the changes fall short of what gun-control advocates have demanded.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Has Trump Already Sealed the GOP's Fate in 2018?
Party leadership is sending an unmistakable signal to voters: So long as Republicans hold the congressional majority, they will not act to meaningfully constrain, or even oversee, the president.
The Atlantic5 min readPop Culture
The Dark Humanity of Barry
The first murder in Barry happens offscreen. Barry (Bill Hader) walks robotically out of a hotel bathroom toward a bed where—the camera pans to reveal—a man has been shot in the head. Barry removes the silencer from a revolver and grimaces, slightly,
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The Third Education Revolution
Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.
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The NCAA Is Facing a Crossroads
The college-sports body must decide whether to double down on its amateurism rules—or to use an ongoing FBI probe as a chance to soften its stance on players making money.
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Pacific Rim Uprising: It's Robots vs. Monsters, Again
This sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi action film has little to recommend it past a charming John Boyega performance.
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