The Atlantic’s film critic Christopher Orr reviews Disney’s “Tomorrowland,” six problems facing a potential Jeb Bush presidential campaign, the Boy Scouts of America move to allow gay leaders, and more…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

‘Look ... It’s My Name on This’: Obama Defends the Iran Nuclear Deal

In an interview, the U.S. president ties his legacy to a pact with Tehran, argues ISIS is not winning, warns Saudi Arabia not to pursue a nuclear-weapons program, and anguishes about Israel.

Jeffrey Goldberg

New York City's Public-Housing Crisis

Many of the city's enormous low-income residences are in need of millions and millions of dollars of repair work. Why are they still standing at all?

Alana Semuels

Farming in the Sky

Why agriculture may someday take place in towers, not fields

Adrian Shirk

Please, Please Stop Asking Me Questions About My Post-College Plans

Confessions of a recent graduate

Caroline Burke

The Right and Wrong Questions About the Iraq War

These “knowing what we know now …” questions are driving me crazy. They should make you mad too.

James Fallows

Jeb Bush's Many Problems

Six more reasons to be skeptical of the former Florida governor’s ability to secure the White House in 2016

David Frum

In Tomorrowland, the End of the World Is Disneyfied

The George Clooney blockbuster is a clever, good-natured romp—until the preachy final act.

Christopher Orr

How Do People in Your State Die?

A new CDC study documents the most distinctive causes of death across the country.

Olga Khazan

The End of the Boy Scout Ban on Gay Adults?

On Thursday, Boy Scouts of America President Bob Gates said “the status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained.”

Adam Chandler

Photo: An Oil Spill Fouls the California Coastline

An oil pipeline burst on Tuesday, spilling an estimated 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California.

Video: A Brief Visual History of Weapons

An illustration of mankind's creativity when it comes to killing

Jackie Lay

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.

Jerry Useem

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