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Trump Endorses Roy Moore: 'Go Get 'Em'

The president is officially backing the Alabama Senate candidate accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls.

All the Angry Ladies

The Weinstein moment has had a side effect: the mobilization—and the normalization—of women’s rage.

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Trump Wants Moore

The president officially endorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Trump Breaks With Precedents to Shrink Two National Monuments

The decision significantly reduces public land designated by prior presidents. 

Has the Google of South Korea Found a Way to Save Struggling News Outlets?

The nation’s dominant search engine has a model for benefiting local publications—but many are worried about its implications.

It’s More Than Just a Monument

Trump’s decision to cut more than 1 million acres from Bears Ears could permanently crimp the presidency’s ability to protect public land.

Climate Change Might Lower Salaries

The more 90-degree days a fetus or infant endured, the lower his earnings in adulthood.

The Never-Ending Story of the Tiger Woods Comeback

Despite years of setbacks and controversy, the embattled golfer can still capture the sports world’s attention with one weekend of competence.

Why CVS Wants to Buy Aetna

One reason has to do with the economics of health care. The other has to do with the economics of brick-and-mortar retail in 2017.

The Cost of Trump's Attacks on the FBI

When cabinet officials don’t push back on Trump’s efforts to delegitimize their agencies, they leave their staff frustrated and demoralized. 

The Movement of #MeToo

How a hashtag got its power

Saleh's Death in Yemen Sends a Message to Other Dictators

Strongmen fear losing power—and their lives.

Egypt's War on Books

How far will Abdel Fattah el-Sisi go to stifle dissent?

Rural America's Neglected Higher-Education Problem

A podcast explores the parts of the U.S. being ignored as the nation tries to ramp up degree completion.

Why Is Giving Birth So Hard?

New theories are challenging a long-standing notion that the difficulty of childbirth is simply an evolutionary trade-off.

The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes

Gyms provide ritual and community, serving as a sort of religion. They also promote values American culture already worships—capitalism and overwork.

Maybe Einstein Was Wrong About This

A new analysis suggests an oft-cited claim about when astronomers peak is pretty off.

Should Billy Bush Be Forgiven?

His New York Times op-ed offers that rarest of things: an individual story of harassment that captures the network effects of harassment.

America’s Lost Einsteins

Millions of children from poor families who excel in math and science rarely live up to their potential—and that hurts everyone.

Jared Kushner Responds (Very Briefly) to Flynn's Plea Deal

His reaction challenged the U.S. political norm of “one president at a time.”

Millennials' Political Views Don't Make Any Sense

That's not a harsh assessment. It's just a fair description.

The Odds of Impeachment Are Dropping

Despite Robert Mueller’s damaging disclosures, Republican voters offer Trump unwavering support.

Looking for the Linguistic Smoking-Gun in a Trump Tweet

Could the word “pled” really reveal who wrote Trump’s reaction to the Flynn news?

How To Build an Orchestra From Broken Instruments

The collection of misfit horns and damaged violins being played to draw attention to shortages in public funding for arts education

Kriston Capps

The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.

A Police Killing Without a Hint of Racism

Daniel Shaver begged officers not to shoot him. What role will his death play in the push for law-enforcement reforms?

The Volunteer Vigilantes of New York City

A Q&A with Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, who insists his 40-year-old squad is still relevant in a safer-than-ever city

Running for His Life

One Marine learned that you can’t outpace your demons or suicidal thoughts. But it doesn’t hurt to try.

The Making of an American Nazi

How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?

Alcohol as Escape From Perfectionism

Perfect has been the way to be for several generations of women. I don’t remember my grandmothers suffering from this syndrome: women who raised families during the Depression, who

The Countries Where People Are the Most Emotionally Complex

Why cultures that value interdependence, like Japan, win at being deep

Trump's Food Choices Grow More Troubling

A new memoir implicates the Filet-O-Fish in a 2,400-calorie dinner. 

'Lock Him Up'

The scene outside the courthouse where former National-Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI

Democrats Warn Against White House Interference in Russia Inquiry

Minority leaders stressed that investigations into potential Trump-Russia ties must continue unimpeded. 

Flynn's Plea Raises New Questions About Whether Trump Obstructed Justice

Before firing then-FBI Director James Comey, the president reportedly asked him not to prosecute the former national-security adviser.

The Worst Secretary of State in Living Memory

Rex Tillerson’s successor will inherit the monumental task of cleaning up the mess he’s made of the State Department.

If Flynn Is Small Fry, Who’s the Bigger Fish in Mueller’s Net?

The former national-security adviser pleads guilty to making false statements, and is now cooperating with the special counsel’s investigation.

Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to the FBI

The former national-security adviser is the fourth Trump-campaign official to be charged in Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Who Survives a Sexual-Harassment Allegation?

There’s no clear pattern to the disparate trajectories of Al Franken, John Conyers, Joe Barton, and Roy Moore.

The Two Clashing Meanings of 'Free Speech'

Today’s campus controversies reflect a battle between two distinct conceptions of the term—what the Greeks called isegoria and parrhesia.

The Lines That Divide America

Americans are increasingly segregated by socioeconomic class—and have forgotten that all citizens deserve a shot at moving ahead.

The Casualties of Women's War on Body Hair

Hair removal, at its core, is a form of gendered social control.

Nadine Ajaka

The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Flynndictment

Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national-security adviser, pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Slow-Motion Train Rex

The New York Times reported that the White House plans to force out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace with him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

The Phantom Czar

Having Kellyanne Conway, a pollster, take point on the fight against opioids reveals a great deal about the seriousness of the White House’s effort.

Trump Plays Musical Chairs in the Cabinet Room

In reportedly replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, the president once again opts to move around aides rather than bringing in fresh blood—or

All the Promises Republicans Cannot Keep

In their haste to pass a tax bill through the Senate, GOP leaders made commitments big and small—on economic growth, deficits, health care, and immigration—that could haunt them in

Obamacare Is on the Ropes—Again

With open-enrollment numbers slipping, the Republican tax plan gaining steam, and CHIP still in limbo, critical elements of health-insurance programs are in danger.

Rex Tillerson’s Slow-Motion Exit

The latest report about the secretary of state’s possible ouster undermines his credibility as America’s top diplomat.

Firing Rex Tillerson Won't Change What He Did

“There is an open question on whether they understand government or not.”

Donald Trump's Big Decision on Jerusalem

The president's reported intention to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital, while declining to move the embassy, mirrors a tactic he's used before.

Northern Ireland Could Be Brexit's Biggest Casualty

With no government in Belfast and the border issue unresolved, anxiety grows about the country’s future.

Pressure North Korea, Antagonize China

How U.S. policy risks creating another crisis

A Week Around the World With The Atlantic

North Korea’s nuclear progress, Burma’s papal visit, and more

Mike Pompeo at State Would Enable Trump's Worst Instincts

If Rex Tillerson is replaced, one barrier keeping the president in check will fall away.

Trump's Attention-Diversion Tweet Cycle Goes International

If the news-grabbing, discussion-dominating presidential social-media habit is getting routine in the U.S., it’s now getting exported overseas.

A Liberal-Conservative Alliance on the Supreme Court Against Digital

Justices found common ground in asserting the relevance of the Fourth Amendment in the electronic age, even as they cited sharply different rationales.

The Right's Islamophobia Has Nothing to Do With National Security

Conservatives are finding new justifications for anti-Muslim sentiments—and embedding them more deeply in America’s political terrain.

The Tax-Bill Provision That Would Cost Harvard Millions

The GOP tax-reform bill cracks down on college endowments, and higher-education leaders are not happy.

The Myth That College Graduates Make the Best Employees

Worker-training programs could bring companies good workers at low costs.

Should Women Be Paid for Donating Their Breast Milk?

A lack of compensation is one of several barriers to donation that milk banks are contending with as they gain popularity in America.

South Africa's Success With the Delicate, Difficult Penis Transplant

With its high rates of traditional circumcision—and complications—the country is on the cutting edge of one of the rarest and most challenging surgeries in modern medicine.

The Tax Bill Is a Health Bill

Implications for longevity and disease go beyond people losing insurance.

A Veteran Wonders: How Will My PTSD Affect My Kids?

The trauma of war can harm the children of soldiers once they’re home—but it doesn’t have to.

How the Index Card Cataloged the World

Carl Linnaeus, the father of biological taxonomy, also had a hand in inventing this tool for categorizing anything.

Social Apps Are Now a Commodity

Snapchat's redesign shows how communication services are becoming indistinguishable.

Prepare for the New Paywall Era

Digital media’s free-for-all days are ending, but will the new strategy work?

The GOP Tax Bill Could Forever Alter Alaska’s Indigenous Tribes

By authorizing oil drilling in Alaska’s vast Arctic wilderness, the bill could enrich Native tribes—or destroy their way of life.

Reckoning With the Legacy of the Nuclear Reactor, 75 Years Later

Journalists have always struggled to reconcile the destruction and the development ushered in by this famous experiment.

What to Do When a Patient Has a 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo

“We’ve always joked about this, but holy crap, this man actually did it.”

Searching for the Origins of Life Thousands of Feet Underwater

A journey to the deep seafloor offers clues to how life flourished on Earth—and how it might evolve elsewhere in the universe.

NASA's New Space Telescope Is Already Too Expensive

The agency is scrambling to cut the growing cost of its latest big astronomy mission.

Scallops Have Eyes, and Each One Builds a Beautiful Living Mirror

The structures are so complex that they almost defy belief. (Also, did I mention that scallops have eyes?)

'The Disaster Artist' Is a Hilarious Tribute to a Singular Work of Art

James Franco’s film chronicles the creation of "The Room," the unforgettable so-bad-it’s-good movie.

A High-Scoring Revolution Has the Rockets Soaring

Daryl Morey has spent a decade orchestrating a new kind of basketball juggernaut. Finally, Houston appears ready to deliver a title.

'Voyeur' Is A Queasy, Fascinating Portrait of Exposure

The Netflix documentary explores the writer Gay Talese’s odd relationship with his subject Gerald Foos, a peeping tom.

Why So Many Adults Read Young-Adult Literature

Over half of today’s YA readers are over the age of 18.

U2's 'Songs of Experience' Is a Grating Pep Talk

Bono has always recommended smiling through crisis, but the message rings hollow this time.

About That Secret Button in Matt Lauer's Office

The anchor's door-locking mechanism acts as a particularly vivid metaphor for the amount of power and protection many influential men enjoy.

The Pierced Piety of Russell Simmons

The hip-hop mogul’s public righteousness pushed two women to tell stories of his alleged mistreatment of them in the ’90s.

One Hundred Poems That Capture the Meaning of Joy

Christian Wiman’s new anthology brings together an admirable range of meditations on an emotion whose place in the world today can seem uncertain.

The Never-Ending Foreclosure

How can the country survive the next economic crash if millions of families still haven't recovered from the last one?

Los Angeles Imagines Life After Cars

The city famous for its freeways—and traffic—has ambitious transit plans for the coming decades.

Senate Republicans Pass Their Tax Cuts

The bill slashes corporate tax rates, but millions of middle-class families could face tax increases under the $1.47 trillion bill.

The 7 Myths of the GOP Tax Bill

It will supercharge growth, help the middle class, and boost workers’ pay. Or will it?

The Great Recession Is Still With Us

The downturn left the country poorer and more unequal than it would have been otherwise.

A Last-Minute Threat to the Republican Tax Bill

A group of senators held up a procedural vote for more than an hour Thursday after a new report found the legislation would spike the debt, throwing its final passage into doubt.

Radio Atlantic: The Great Recession, One Decade Later

In December 2007, the U.S. saw the start of its longest recession since World War II. What lessons have we learned in the intervening decade, and which are we doomed to repeat?

What the Hell Is Going On With Bitcoin?

It’s a currency. No, it’s a bubble stock. Or, it’s a collectible? Actually, it’s a bet over the purpose and future of money.

Using 'Free Speech' to Trump Civil Rights

Conservatives are attempting to use the First Amendment not as an instrument of freedom and self-government but as a corporate privilege.

The Eclipse of John Conyers

Once a civil-rights icon, the 88-year-old congressman now faces multiple allegations of harassment and calls for his resignation.

Peter Thiel Turns Down a Senior Intelligence Role

The president’s biggest backer in Silicon Valley told the White House he no longer wishes to lead the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

It's Not an Act

It’s no longer possible to pretend that President Trump is simply playing at bigotry, hypocrisy, and detachment from reality.

Trump's Victory Sends a Disturbing Message to Women and Girls

A candidate who dismissed boasts of sexual assault as “locker room talk” will now serve as president.

The End of American Empire?

Many years after the United States seized its island territories, a series of court cases may redefine their relationship with the federal government.

Trump’s Anti-Muslim Political Strategy

Whenever the president starts losing control politically, he looks to incite rage in his base.

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Yikes

President Trump retweeted unverified videos purporting to show Muslims committing acts of violence, and both Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor were fired over separate

My Army Service Made Me Believe in Universal Health Care

A veteran argues that civilians deserve the same access to coverage and treatment as those who wear the uniform.