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The changing economy has created a new class of business megastars. Super-rich and often self-made, they tend to be ambivalent about the rest of us, and they increasingly form a nation unto themselves.
Senator Mitch McConnell is the quiet architect of the Republicans' resurgence—and the biggest reason why nothing's getting done in Washington.
Economic disaster by the numbers
Fifty years later, Eisenhower's warnings about the military-industrial complex look not only prescient, but dramatically understated.
From the Archives: Crooked contractors, radical overspending, and other stories of the military-industrial complex from the Atlantic archives.
The case for a new national security act
An exclusive survey of West Point graduates reveals a growing lack of faith in the military’s meritocracy.
The astonishing security flaws of private aviation
Ricardo Sanchez's quixotic quest for truth about the Iraq War
Reckoning with the ghosts of Mum and Pup
A review of alleged hangover remedies, ancient and modern
Inside the Vermont home where Kipling created his classic tales
Most state governors will have to either raise taxes or cut spending—exactly what not to do when recovering from a recession.
When to invoke the Third Amendment, and other advice