From Katrina to Fukushima, there’s a long history of catastrophes that people saw coming, but still didn't stop.
"I was expecting to have to deal with a ton of hate mail."
A collection of various visions of the American Dream from Atlantic readers, conveyed through stories, photos, and video.
Katrina was a mess nobody wanted to take, or to assign, responsibility for.
FEMA Director Craig Fugate on why the Katrina response failed, why it’s important to talk about “survivors” instead of “victims,” and why citizens can’t just wait for the government to save them in a huge disaster
California’s settlement with prisoners will massively reduce the state’s use of isolation—and is the latest win for the movement against the practice.
When we asked Atlantic readers to show us what a successful life looks like, we received hundreds of submissions from around the country. Then, we smashed them up.
Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.
If the Fourteenth Amendment means that the children of undocumented immigrants are not citizens, as Donald Trump suggests, then they are also not subject to American laws.
What the Iran “debate” has taught us about our ability to discuss world affairs
Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to the twin cubs over the weekend.
A reporter and a cameraman for CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke were killed. The gunman, who the station said was a former employee, shot himself hours later.
Two weeks after a jury spared James Holmes the death penalty, a Colorado judge sentenced him to life imprisonment Wednesday.
The New York Times is reporting that the Pentagon’s inspector general is looking into allegations that military officials made intelligence assessments seem optimistic.
The FDA has warned a vegan food manufacturer that mayo isn't mayo without eggs.
Improvements have been made, but without serious investment in infrastructure, the city and its residents will remain vulnerable.
He has announced the withdrawal of all warrants issued before 2015, affecting nearly 10,000 cases.
Do Iran’s leaders recognize a distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism? Does it matter? Some readers in Israel weigh in.
For more than two decades, a Virginia woman has led missionary trips across America on wheels.
Ten years later, a new study shows optimism among residents in New Orleans, but also persistent divides.
Over 7 million acres have burned so far during one of the worst droughts in decades.