The Atlantic13 min readSociety
Where #MeToo Came From, and Where It’s Going
From experience, women often assume that any opposition to power will produce retaliation followed by retrenchment: not only that any progress made will be clawed back, but that those pushing for it will be punished. While often realistic, fear of bl
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Cottage Cheese Is the New Greek Yogurt
Cottage cheese faced a problem: After World War II, batches of the soft, lumpy dairy concoction developed a propensity to take on a rancid odor and a bitter taste. That changed in 1951, when dairy researchers identified the culprits, three bacterial
The Atlantic2 min readPolitics
The Question the Mueller Report Has Not Answered
Good news, America. Russia helped install your president. But although he owes his job in large part to that help, the president did not conspire or collude with his helpers. He was the beneficiary of a foreign intelligence operation, but not an acti
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
Mueller Was Trump’s Nemesis—Now He’s His Greatest Asset
The president’s team is already spinning the special counsel’s conclusions as a plus for 2020.
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Barr’s Startling and Unseemly Haste
We cannot yet see the report Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted to Attorney General William Barr on Friday. But we can see its shadow in the four-page letter Barr sent to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committe
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All ISIS Has Left Is Money. Lots of It.
Even without a physical state, the Islamic State can still fund its main product: political violence.
The Atlantic8 min read
The Queens Rapper Connecting American Hip-Hop to African Audiences
Bas, raised in New York, wants to bring his music to his Sudanese parents’ homeland and to the broader continent. And so do his fans.
The Atlantic5 min readEntrepreneurship
Heartland Cities Are Stuck. Washington Can Help Them.
As America’s big “superstar” cities pull away from the rest of the country, the former industrial hubs and rural towns left behind in today’s tech-driven economy are doing whatever they can to compete—and it isn’t always healthy. The contest to host
The Atlantic7 min readPolitics
Brexit Has Triggered Britain's Most Ambitious Migration Exercise Ever
The British government is preparing to absorb millions of EU citizens into its immigration system after Brexit. Some fear that it’s a “crisis in waiting.”
The Atlantic8 min readSociety
Creating Conservative Universities Is Not the Answer
Increasing the ideological diversity of higher education as a whole, while decreasing it within individual institutions, would bring us closer to a fundamental and permanent political separation.
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Imagining Trump’s America Without Robert Mueller
With the Russia investigation complete, the special counsel’s fans and foes will have to grapple with a new world.
The Atlantic3 min read
The Complex Carpe Diem of Jenny Lewis’s On the Line
The rocker’s fourth solo album has a big, bold sound and a mature, unapologetic take on desire.
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
The ‘Caliphate’ Is Dead, but Americans Might Not Be Any Safer
The Islamic State is gone, even if only in strict geographic terms. Once estimated to span territory up to about the size of Maine, the group’s self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria has disappeared entirely in less than five years. As of early Fe
The Atlantic1 min readPolitics
Radio Atlantic: President Trump’s Post-Mueller Corruption Problem
Diamond snuffboxes, Moroccan lions, and a part of the Constitution that’s never been tested in the courts … until President Trump
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Big Pharma’s Go-To Defense of Soaring Drug Prices Doesn’t Add Up
How is it that pharmaceutical companies can charge patients $100,000, $200,000, or even $500,000 a year for drugs—many of which are not even curative? Abiraterone, for instance, is a drug used to treat metastatic prostate cancer. The Food and Drug Ad
The Atlantic3 min readPolitics
A Veteran’s Message to Congress: ‘I Am Not Honored. I Am Disgusted.’
“If Senators Paul and Udall really want to honor our service members, here are a few things they could do with that money instead.”
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Even Without Mueller’s Report, Congress Had All the Facts It Needed
No matter what Attorney General William Barr reveals—or doesn’t—about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, everything Congress needed to know about Donald Trump and Russia was already clear. October 7, 2016, was the near-death experience of the T
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Nobody Knows Anything About ‘Electability’
When pundits anoint Biden—or Sanders or O’Rourke—as the likeliest to beat Trump, they’re making lots of dubious assumptions.
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Read the Attorney General’s Letter Confirming That Mueller’s Investigation Is Over
William Barr told Congress he “may be in a position to advise [lawmakers] of the Special Counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend.”
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A Secret Database of Child Abuse
A former Jehovah's Witness is using stolen documents to expose allegations that the religion has kept hidden for decades.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Mueller Delivers
One year, 10 months, and six days later, the Special Counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr. What comes next?
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Putin’s Crackdown on Dissent Is Working
A new law criminalizing “disrespect” for Russian society and institutions might mark the end of the country’s few remaining legal forms of protests.
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Mueller Cannot Seek an Indictment. And He Must Remain Silent.
The unusual situation facing Robert Mueller does not justify a repeal of well-established traditions of confidentiality.
The Atlantic4 min readScience
Your Pillows Might Be Killing Your Neck
After waking up with a searing pain that radiates down to my shoulders, I hunt for the culprit.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
The Atlantic Daily: Will the Public Know What Mueller Found?
The Special Counsel’s Russia investigation comes to a close—and now many lingering questions fall to Congress. Plus the “electability” trap, the horror film you shouldn’t miss, and more
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How Civil War Among Humans Made Animals Braver
In Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, bushbuck lived for years in relative safety, but still reacted to the scent of a lion.
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Being a Pastor Is More Joyful With a Friend by Your Side
“To be able to talk about things that only we as young women clergy experience is really comforting.”
The Atlantic4 min readScience
The Books Briefing: The Literary Transformation of Climate Change
One of the longest-lasting storytelling themes is that of the all-consuming apocalypse. From some of the oldest texts known to humankind to the newest movies streaming on Netflix, tales of world-ending disaster continue to enthrall and terrify reader
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The Dirt Celebrates the Soullessness of Mötley Crüe
Netflix’s shiny biopic of the hair-metal band barely tries to understand the destruction it portrays.
The Atlantic6 min read
John Oliver’s Weak Case for Callout Culture
On the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, an HBO show that often sounds as if The Daily Show and The Rachel Maddow Show had combined their writers’ rooms, John Oliver dedicated his monologue to public shaming. After a brief survey of excesses
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