Readers respond to our September 2016 cover story and more
Avik Roy—a former adviser to Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney—wants to rescue conservatism from Trump’s divisive tribalism. But can he persuade his party to join him?
This election has divided Americans like few in history. Can the country put itself back together again?
For the third time since The Atlantic’s founding, the editors endorse a candidate for president. The case for Hillary Clinton.
A very short book excerpt
Who will win the debates? Trump’s approach was an important part of his strength in the primaries. But will it work when he faces Clinton onstage?
Readers respond to our July/August cover story and more
How political consulting works—or doesn’t
Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has provoked a wave of misogyny—one that may roil American life for years to come.
Since 9/11, the United States has spent $1 trillion to defend against al-Qaeda and ISIL, dirty bombs and lone wolves, bioterror and cyberterror. Has it worked?
Readers respond to our June 2016 cover story and more.
A few themes emerge among intellectuals on the right about what attracts them to the candidate: his campaign’s energy, his impassioned following, and his eagerness to call out the establishment.
It isn’t enough for a commander in chief to invite friendly academics to dinner. The U.S. could avoid future disaster if policy makers started looking more to the past.
Embracing white nativism in the 1990s turned the California GOP into a permanent minority. The same story may now be repeating itself nationally.
It happened gradually—and until the U.S. figures out how to treat the problem, it will only get worse.
One way or another, there will be a Trump on Pennsylvania Avenue next year.
Readers respond to our April 2016 cover story.
Narcissism, disagreeableness, grandiosity—a psychologist investigates how Trump’s extraordinary personality might shape his possible presidency.
Eugene Puryear explains why Sanders isn’t revolutionary enough.
Readers respond to our March 2016 cover story and more.
Readers weigh in on our January/February cover stories.
What campaign-finance reformers can learn from the NRA
Reflections on Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview with President Obama and our April issue
The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.