The Ideas Report - The Atlantic

Can Millennials Save Jazz?

Using the power of live performance to reach new audiences

Rethinking Language

Rethinking Language

A selection of nine poems from eight young writers

Signs That the Supreme Court May Push Back Against the NSA

Signs That the Supreme Court May Push Back Against the NSA

A recent ruling in a case on cell-phone searches may point to future limitations on surveillance.

Martin Indyk Explains the Collapse of the Middle East Peace Process

Martin Indyk Explains the Collapse of the Middle East Peace Process

There is a "deep loathing" between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders, America's Mideast envoy said in his first interview since stepping down.

We're Already Designing Babies

We're Already Designing Babies

Even today, parents are selecting for the traits they want in their offspring. But how far should the genetic tailoring go?

For <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> to Make Sense Today, Jane Has to Be 40

For Pride and Prejudice to Make Sense Today, Jane Has to Be 40

While the novel remains a classic because of its timeless characters, one thing doesn't translate: its heroines' ages.

The Power of Memory in the Civil-Rights Movement

The Power of Memory in the Civil-Rights Movement

The events of the 1960s are fading into history, but John Lewis believes eyewitness accounts are key to continued progress.

Burnout: The Enemy of Sleep

Burnout: The Enemy of Sleep

Arianna Huffington explains how banishing glowy devices and going to bed earlier lead to healthier work practices.

The Case Against <em>Hobby Lobby</em>, by the Man Who Won <em>Citizens United</em>

The Case Against Hobby Lobby, by the Man Who Won Citizens United

Ted Olson often receives credit/blame for helping to create corporate personhood, but he's not so sure about the recent Supreme Court decision.

Why Putin Turned Against the U.S.

Why Putin Turned Against the U.S.

Former ambassador Michael McFaul on what really motivated Russia to invade Ukraine

Is America to Thank for the Global Decline in Poverty?

Is America to Thank for the Global Decline in Poverty?

Arthur Brooks thinks the world's poor were motivated to "throw off their chains of poverty" because they envied Americans.

Larry Summers's 4-Point Plan for Saving the Economy

Larry Summers's 4-Point Plan for Saving the Economy

Don't get distracted by the deficit: It's time to start fixing America's crumbling infrastructure.

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