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The Atlantic - Jan/Feb 2016

In This Issue

  • How the DEA took down one of the world’s most notorious drug cartels, the U.S. moves left, Erika Christakis on the decline of preschools, inside Volkswagen’s scandal, the GOP’s internal war, and more

Cover Stories

  • The Great Republican Revolt

    The GOP planned a dynastic restoration in 2016. Instead, it triggered an internal class war. Can the party reconcile the demands of its donors with the interests of its rank and file?

  • Why America Is Moving Left

    Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.

Features

Dispatches

The Culture File

Departments

Poetry

Video

The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

Video

What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

Video

Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

Video

Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

Video

How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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