How for-profit colleges target America’s veterans, why legalizing same-sex marriage is only the beginning in the fight for gay rights, Jeffrey Goldberg interviews Israeli opposition party leader Yair Lapid, and more…

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Gay Marriage Is Now a Constitutional Right in the United States of America

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a 5 to 4 decision in favor of same-sex unions.

Emma Green

A World Without Work

For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?

Derek Thompson

How Housing Policy Is Failing America's Poor

Section 8 was intended to help people escape poverty, but instead it’s trapping them in it.

Alana Semuels

Gmail and the (Shrinking) Luxury of Mistakes

Google’s email service now offers all of its users the blissful ability to “undo send.”

Megan Garber

‘Dollar Signs in Uniform’: Why For-Profit Colleges Target Veterans

A regulatory loophole incentivizes the institutions to aggressively recruit students who have access to military benefits. Will Congress take action?

Alia Wong

Yale's Rare-Books Library Is Saving Old Chipotle Cups

They join a collection of American poetry and fiction printed on pencils, postage stamps, paint chips, and other unusual materials.

Robinson Meyer

When Gut Bacteria Changes Brain Function

Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel.

David Kohn

After Same-Sex Marriage, Then What?

On discrimination and religious-liberty claims, the battle for equal rights is far from over.

Robert P. Jones

'Israel Cannot Absorb 3.5 Million Palestinians and Remain a Jewish and Democratic State'

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid on a pro-Israel Obama and a recalcitrant Netanyahu

Jeffrey Goldberg

Video: One Hipster's Battle Against the Confederate Flaggers

Every Saturday, Goad Gatsby loads up his tricycle and Kanye West tunes for a one-man protest against the Confederate flag. 

Nadine Ajaka

Photo: Expanding the Panama Canal

In 2006, Panamanians approved a referendum to expand the Panama Canal. Eight years and $5.2 billion later, the expansion project is nearing completion.

An Atlantic Project: Ideas 2015

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