The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
The Danger of a Deal With Putin
The Russian leader knows Trump needs to walk away claiming victory. That gives the Kremlin an advantage.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
Even Never Trump Evangelicals Might Be Swayed by the Supreme Court
Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is the consummation of one of the big bets behind the 2016 election. Many white Christians voted for Donald Trump because they believed he would appoint conservative justices who would protect religious libe
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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot Is Sad and Listless
Gus Van Sant continues his cold streak with a biopic of Portland cartoonist John Callahan, played by a mumbling Joaquin Phoenix.
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Hot-Air Balloons Are Useless
When they were invented, the vessels promised to revolutionize travel and industry. But they soon settled into life as an entertaining diversion. An Object Lesson.
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
They Don’t Make Helsinki Summits Like They Used To
The Finns are once again preparing to host Russian and American leaders—but the context is very different this time.
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The Swamp Isn’t Easy to Drain
Corruption has been inherent to American government since the Founding Fathers—and acknowledging that is the first step toward containing it.
The Atlantic2 min readPsychology
The Family Weekly: The Days of ‘Peak Family Road Trip’
Sperm donation can look like a simple, practical solution for starting a family, but those who opt for the process are often surprised by its emotional consequences, Ashley Fetters reports. Some specialists argue that professional counseling is cruci
The Atlantic6 min read
Why Are Obstacle-Course Races So Popular?
As marathon participation declines, more people are signing up for extreme events such as Spartan Run and Tough Mudder.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
The Red-State Democrats’ Many Paths to ‘No’
Conventional wisdom holds that the four vulnerable senators are screwed if they vote against Brett Kavanaugh. But there’s a counter-case to be made.
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Why American Spies Worry When Trump Meets Putin
Just as the Russian leader has unleashed his intelligence and security services, the American president has kneecapped and undermined his own.
The Atlantic4 min read
France’s Ghosts Return for the World Cup
Much has happened since the country won its last World Cup two decades ago, making this a bittersweet moment in a country always romancing the past.
The Atlantic4 min read
The Elusive Underdog Magic of the World Cup
When you root for the world’s less powerful, the tournament can read like a run-on sentence of tragedy, only loosely punctuated with joy.
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Why Nudists Love Twitter
As platforms like Facebook and Instagram crack down on explicit content, Twitter has allowed nudity to thrive.
The Atlantic6 min readSociety
Reopening the Emmett Till Case Is a Cynical Play
The Justice Department’s investigation of the country’s most infamous lynching case won't implicate a society full of accomplices.
The Atlantic3 min readTech
Unidentified Plane-Bae Woman’s Statement Confirms the Worst
This is “not a romance” but “a digital-age cautionary tale about privacy, identity, ethics and consent.”
The Atlantic8 min readPolitics
Yale Law Fails the Kavanaugh Test
After one of its graduates was nominated to the Supreme Court, the elite school put out a fawning press release, while a group of its alumni released a scathing letter.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Steve Bannon’s British Sideshow
The former White House chief strategist has reemerged as an unofficial surrogate for Donald Trump during the president's visit to the U.K. What’s in it for him?
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Donald Trump Meets the Press in Britain—and the Press Is Very Puzzled
LONDON—“It was like watching a news conference by Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” John Rentoul, the chief political commentator for The Independent, told the BBC, standing on the broadcaster’s balcony while anti-Trump demonstrators streamed by below. He wa
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A Very British Protest
As President Donald Trump spent the second day of his U.K. visit with Prime Minister Theresa May, thousands of people gathered in London to march in characteristically creative style.
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Mueller Just Uncovered a Core Russian Conspiracy
The special counsel's latest indictment reaches back to his investigation's origin story: the hacking of the 2016 election.
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The Downsides of America’s Hyper-Competitive Youth-Soccer Industry
The sport’s top tier is organized around the goal of producing a tiny group of elite players, at the expense of kids’—and parents’—well-being.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
The Coincidence At The Heart Of The Russia Hacking Scandal
A new indictment charges that Russians tried to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails on July 27, 2016—the same day that Donald Trump publicly asked them to do so.
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Trump's Jabs at Theresa May Could Actually Help Her
When Donald Trump and Theresa May walked into a joint press conference together on Friday at the British prime minister’s country home in Chequers, they did so hand in hand. They sported a matching vibrant red (a tie for him, a blazer for her). And w
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Don't Let Trump Go to War With Iran
Fifteen years after the U.S. entered Iraq, the president is inching us closer to another unnecessary fight.
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Mueller’s Blockbuster Indictment
With the special counsel’s latest indictment, Americans are one step closer to knowing the truth of what happened during the 2016 election.
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Sorry to Bother You Is a Dystopian Send-Up of Dystopias
The absurdism of the filmmaker Boots Riley functions as a doubled critique of modern hyper-capitalism, and of American fatalism.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Russian to Conclusions
A grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for allegedly attempting to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
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The Farcical Battle Over What to Call Lab-Grown Meat
On Thursday, in a small but packed auditorium, the FDA convened a public meeting about lab-grown meat—but you wouldn’t have known that if you were listening for those words. According to the FDA, it was actually about “foods produced using animal-cel
The Atlantic3 min readPolitics
The Atlantic Daily: What Does Mueller’s Latest Indictment Reveal?
The hacking charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers. Plus Trump’s visit to the U.K., a student-debt game show, and more.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
The ‘To Be Sure’ Conservatives
Donald Trump’s brazen violation of principles American conservatives were once thought to cherish—from free trade to family values to a hard line against America’s foes—has split right-leaning pundits into three camps. At one extreme are the pure syc
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