Why Glenn Beck is sorry, hopeful scenes from 2016, and more
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ISIS in the Caribbean

Trinidad has the highest rate of Islamic State recruitment in the Western hemisphere. How did this happen?

Simon Cottee

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Did Jeff Sessions Champion Desegregation?

Trump’s nominee for attorney general claims to have “filed 20 or 30” desegregation cases as U.S. attorney in Alabama, but there’s little evidence to support that.

Adam Serwer

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Television satellite trucks line an Oregon roadway near the scene of a mall shooting in 2012.

The Cynical Gambit to Make ‘Fake News’ Meaningless

As journalists push back against hoaxes and conspiracies, media skeptics are using charges of “fake news” against professionals.

Adrienne LaFrance

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Environmentalism Was Once a Social-Justice Movement

It can be again.

Jedediah Purdy

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Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy

How Vladimir Putin is making the world safe for autocracy

Larry Diamond

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Protesters at the state capitol in Madison during debate over Act 10

How to Kill the Middle Class

Strangling public-sector unions in Wisconsin has shrunk teachers’ pay and benefits. Who’s next?

Alana Semuels

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A student listens during class at Chicago's North Lawndale College Preparatory High School, where 8 percent of students were estimated to be homeless in 2008.

Choosing Between Shelter and School

Antiquated procedures and limited resources prevent many homeless children from having a stable education experience.

Sascha Brodsky

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Your Stories of Siblings in Prison

Readers describe the painful and complicated feelings of having a brother or sister behind bars.

Chris Bodenner and Juleyka Lantigua-Williams

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Glenn Beck’s Regrets

His paranoid style paved the road for Trumpism. Now he fears what’s been unleashed.

Peter Beinart

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Beating Alzheimer’s With Brain Waves

In a completely new approach, scientists reduced a hallmark of the disease in mice by stimulating their neurons with flickering lights.

Ed Yong

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John Legend and Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Art of Writing

A conversation about the creative process

The Editors

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Everyone has someone on their holiday shopping list who’s impossible to buy for. For the second year in a row, we asked Atlantic readers to describe their someone, and brainstormed a few perfect gift ideas for them.

Catherine Green

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Hopeful Images From 2016

After another year of news stories that produced photos that can often be difficult or disturbing to view, I thought I’d take the time to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year.

Alan Taylor

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