What happens when reviewers spend more time focusing on the motives of authors than the merits of their claims?
The story many are telling themselves in the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation battle rests on delusion.
Many journalists covering Brett Kavanaugh’s angry Senate testimony made claims more sweeping than the evidence they provided to back them.
The Constitution protects the rights of minorities—and despite their rhetoric, both Republicans and Democrats support that.
Even as voters disagree, many are drawing on the same basic set of values to reach opposing conclusions.
Threats of violence discourage people from participating in civic life. This is an unusually good opportunity to deter them.
The South Carolina Republican lobbies to keep American boots on the ground in foreign conflicts—but neglects some of the attendant costs.
Optimists and pessimists offered competing visions for the future of the First Amendment at The Atlantic Festival.
Discoverable facts relevant to the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh remain uncovered.
A nation of 325 million can find at least one person qualified to sit on the Supreme Court who didn’t attend either Harvard or Yale.
Can editors shape a constructive conversation about #MeToo while under pressure to act as the movement’s partisans?
The president is aiding Saudi Arabia in an unlawful, unpopular, inhumane bombing campaign at odds with the foreign policy that he promised Americans.
Breaking with his predecessors from both parties, Trump has ratcheted down admissions of those fleeing persecution to their lowest levels in decades.
If the agenda of the Republican establishment excited rank-and-file voters, Trump wouldn’t now preside over the party.
Decisions made at Plymouth State University threaten to undermine participation in America’s criminal-justice system.
A list of nonfiction journalism from 2017 that will stand the test of time.
President Trump is obsessed with the talking point, but it bears no more resemblance to reality than Richard Nixon’s best-remembered words.
The 2016 election was won amid a cover-up of illegal conduct designed to keep the truth from the electorate.
The Republican leader of the Senate Intelligence Committee sided with President Trump in his conflict with John Brennan with a statement that called his own judgment into question.
The internet doesn’t actually offer an unconstrained marketplace of ideas.