A decade ago, West Virginia foreshadowed the influence that money and politics have come to have on state judiciaries. Now it may warn of a worrying new trend.
Jeffrey Toobin helps Alex Wagner make sense of the National Enquirer: its strange history, its devotion to Donald Trump, and why it’s at war with the world’s richest man.
The staff writers Adam Serwer and Vann Newkirk join Alex Wagner to discuss the news that Virginia’s Democratic governor and attorney general both wore blackface.
In the era of criminal-justice reform and Black Lives Matter, can a former prosecutor win the Democratic nomination?
Maggie Haberman of the New York Times joins Alex Wagner to explain how President Trump’s business career shows he’s no master negotiator—and also predicted the current shutdown mess.
The staff writer Franklin Foer joins Alex Wagner to make sense of new questions about President Trump’s relationship with Russia.
Alexis Madrigal joins Matt Thompson to solve the ills of the modern internet.
George Packer argues that the Republican Party has chosen power over democracy, and that its corruption began decades ago.
Alex Wagner talks with the reporters Natasha Bertrand and Mike Spies about Maria Butina, the NRA, and whether Russia used the gun lobby to influence American politics.
A scientist has claimed he used the revolutionary CRISPR gene technology on human embryos, igniting a global controversy.
Alex Wagner discusses new developments in the Mueller probe with reporter Natasha Bertrand and former White House aide Ron Klain.
With votes being retallied in the Sunshine State, Mark McKinnon and Jeremy Bash look back on their time in the 2000 Bush and Gore campaigns.
Five takeaways from Tuesday’s elections, as interpreted by five Atlantic journalists.
Executive Editor Matt Thompson discusses the upcoming midterms with two reporters in the field: Emma Green in Pennsylvania and Adam Serwer in Texas.
Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg sits down with Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt to discuss Jamal Khashoggi, Mohammed bin Salman, and the future of Saudi Arabia.
Executive Editor Matt Thompson and the staff writer Sarah Zhang join the Cherokee writer and organizer Rebecca Nagle to discuss DNA tests, Elizabeth Warren, and how we define heritage.
As a new affirmative action lawsuit heads to federal court, Alia Wong and Adam Harris join Matt Thompson and Gillian White to discuss the challenges in American higher education.
The activist sits down with Matt Thompson and Gillian White at The Atlantic Festival.
With the speed and volume of news these days—not to mention the myriad business and technological pressures—how does the media serve its role as the fourth estate?
Alex Wagner, Megan Garber, and Gillian B. White join Matt Thompson to discuss Kavanaugh, Moonves, and the #MeToo movement one year in.
Jeffrey Rosen and Anne Applebaum—scholars of America’s past and Europe’s present—discuss our precarious moment in history and what could come next.