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A Lesson From 1930s Germany: Beware State Control of Social Media
Regulators should think carefully about the fallout from well-intentioned new rules and avoid the mistakes of the past.
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A Pastor’s Case For The Morality Of Abortion
Jes Kast, a minister in the United Church of Christ, believes the procedure should be fully legal and accessible. Her path to that position has been complicated.
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The Books of College Libraries Are Turning Into Wallpaper
University libraries around the world are seeing precipitous declines in the use of the books on their shelves.
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The Priesthood Has Meaning, and Not Just for Male Priests
Calls for the abolition of the Church’s clerical establishment ignore something important: the wishes of the faithful.
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The Whitney Biennial Homes In on American Precarity
Uh Oh, Look Who Got Wet (2019), Janiva Ellis’s contribution to the latest biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, is a painting of a border: fence, river, palm trees, storm on the horizon, and figures making their treacherous way a
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The Lucrative Black Market in Human Fat
In 16th- and 17th-century Europe, physicians, butchers, and executioners alike hawked the salutary effects of Axungia hominis.
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Letters: Should New York City Change the Admissions Process for Its Specialized High Schools?
Readers debate the merits of the city’s Specialized High School Admissions Test—and discuss whether it should be phased out altogether.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: How Donald Trump Is Rethinking America’s Alliances
The week ahead in national security. Plus: America was ill-prepared to handle John Walker Lindh in 2001—and is still not quite ready today, and more.
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
How Berlin Became an Unlikely Home for China’s Artists
The German capital not only offers freedom, but also invites people to provoke and challenge orthodoxy.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
The Israeli-Palestinian Dispute Is Only Partly About Land
Is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fundamentally about land and territory? It is certainly partly about that. But when you hear the objections and grievances of both sides, the issue of who has what part of which territory doesn’t necessarily figure
The Atlantic4 min readSociety
Vida Mines the Highs and Lows of Coming Home
The Starz series by Tanya Saracho is a lovely, complex portrait of sisters confronting their past.
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Measles Can Be Contained. Anti-Semitism Cannot.
Just as the anti-vaccination movement feeds off a handful of fringe outsiders, long-standing stereotypes about Jews have found a new vector in the latest outbreak of the disease.
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The Day the National Guard Raided a Dorm in North Carolina
Violence in the spring of 1969 marred the commencement festivities for that year’s North Carolina A&T graduates. This year, they finally got to celebrate.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
An Imperfect SAT Adversity Score Is Better Than Just Ignoring Adversity
The College Board’s simple, straightforward indicator will make schools pay attention to the tough odds some applicants face.
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When You’re in Command, Your Job Is to Know Better
In war, the temptation to take revenge is strong. Fighting that temptation is a commanding officer’s job.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
I Was Wrong About Infrastructure Week
As a driver must survey the damage upon barreling into a pothole, so too must I reevaluate the jagged gaps in my reporting.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
A Single Scandal Sums Up All of Trump’s Failures
The president has been intervening in the process of producing a border wall, on behalf of a favored firm.
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How Hinduism Became a Political Weapon in India
As an ideology, Hindu nationalism is not even 100 years old—but it has dramatically reshaped politics in India, with Narendra Modi’s help.
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Private Companies Are Building an Exoskeleton Around Earth
SpaceX and its competitors plan to envelop the planet with thousands of small objects in the next few years.
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Generation Z Gets Its Coming-of-Age Classic
Refreshingly free of stereotype, Olivia Wilde’s wonderful film Booksmart should easily join the teen-movie canon.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
Trump Wants to Leave the Middle East. He’s Not Getting His Wish.
The new deployment is a small fraction of the tens of thousands of troops already there. But it’s designed to send a signal to Iran.
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There Is Too Much Stuff
In theory, Amazon is a site meant to serve the needs of humans. The mega-retailer’s boundless inventory gives people easy access to household supplies and other everyday products that are rarely fun to shop for. Most people probably aren’t eager to b
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Why Silicon Valley Loved Uber More Than Everyone Else
Uber was the most valuable private company in history, but the public market has not been as enthusiastic. The reason explains a lot about how the tech industry works.
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Theresa May’s Final Humiliation
The British prime minister, who said she will resign on June 7, had one job: to deliver Brexit. She failed to do it.
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Burger King’s Dystopian Student-Debt Sweepstakes
The restaurant’s contest to pay off student loans is the latest offer to treat the idea of debt relief as a sweepstakes that only a lucky few can win.
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Why Good Girls Is Such a Rewarding Show
The series, which wraps its second season on Sunday, has blossomed into a uniquely flavored, daring drama of the sort found more frequently on cable.
The Atlantic5 min readSociety
Why Trump Is Rolling Back LGBTQ Health-Care Protections
Updated on May 24, 2019 at 5:29 p.m. EST On Friday, Donald Trump’s administration started rolling back two controversial legal provisions related to the Affordable Care Act: protections against discrimination based on gender identity, and based on th
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Uber’s Drivers and Riders Are Locked in a Pine-Scented Battle
Many passengers can’t stand air fresheners. Drivers say they’re just trying to provide a pleasant ride.
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How Game of Thrones Lost Its Way as a Political Drama
In its later seasons, the show started relying on heavy-handed historical references to do the difficult work of character-building.
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The Boring Intimacy of the All-Day Group Chat
“Any little decision, I always have to consult them. There’s never a moment where I’m not considering, What would Jess and Sha tell me to do?”
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