The first planned human head transplant, the dark side of Olympic glory, the real fuel for Trump’s support, and more
TheAtlantic: WeeklyWednesday Aug 24, 2016
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The Audacious Plan to Save This Man’s Life by Transplanting His Head

What would happen if it actually works?

Sam Kean

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Donald Trump and ‘Economic Anxiety’

What’s fueling his support?

Derek Thompson

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Voices of Turkey's Purged

"I sent my son to serve the country and now he’s in jail."

Diego Cupolo

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Historic Louisiana Flooding Affects Tens of Thousands

Over the weekend, a slow-moving storm pulled massive amounts of moisture inland from the Gulf of Mexico, dumping nearly two feet of water on Louisiana.

Alan Taylor

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Nate Parker and the Court of Public Opinion

The up-and-coming filmmaker is under intense scrutiny for rape charges leveled against him 17 years ago. Here’s why this debate is necessary.

Gillian B. White

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The Dark Side of Going for Gold

After the Olympics, both winners and losers are prone to emotional crashes.

John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro

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The Era of 'The Bitch' Is Coming

A Hillary Clinton presidential victory promises to usher in a new age of public misogyny.

Michelle Cottle

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How We Almost Lost the Island Fox

The once-endangered species made the fastest recovery ever recorded for a mammal—but first, conservationists had to kill some pigs and relocate some eagles.

Robinson Meyer

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The Leak Prosecution That Lost the Space Race

He was the first whistleblower charged under the Espionage Act—and his trial set the pattern for how the government treats unauthorized disclosure of classified information.

Ian MacDougall

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Race Relations in Portland

Readers and staffers, primarily from Portland, Oregon, discuss and debate the city’s history of race relations.

Rosa Inocencio Smith and Chris Bodenner

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Police Can Use a Legal Grey Area to Rob Anyone of Their Belongings

When officers categorize wallets or cellphones as evidence, getting them back can be nearly impossible—even if the owner isn’t charged with a crime.

Kaveh Waddell

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Helping Children Succeed—Without the Stress

Teaching self-control is proven to be much more effective than tutoring and advanced classes.

Erica Reischer

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The Problem With Congress, and How to Fix It

Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law professor, offers creative solutions to change an unrepresentative system.

Leah Varjacques and Nicolas Pollock

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