Beneath the constant contradictions and reversals, the administration has a single through line: Its policies always serve to dehumanize those deemed not to belong.
The holiday celebrates the emancipation of American slaves—and a citizenship that has never quite been fully granted.
Two decisions from the Supreme Court indicate that arguments against politically biased legislative maps still haven’t figured out how to get the attention of the justices.
Across immigration, policing, criminal justice, and voting rights, the attorney general is pushing an agenda that could erase many of the legal gains of modern America's defining movement.
The Justice Department won’t defend Obamacare’s preexisting-conditions provision in court—the latest in the administration’s assault on the law.
With state legislators deciding this week to extend the program to 400,000 citizens, the drawn-out battle over Obamacare’s signature provision draws nearer to an end.
Four Atlantic staffers discuss hip-hop’s vicious and messy brawl of the moment and how the art of the diss track has evolved.
A new survey of the island’s residents finds a much higher death toll from Hurricane Maria than previously reported—putting it on par with one of the worst natural disasters in recent American history.
Regardless of whether it was aimed specifically at MS-13 members or not, President Trump’s “animals” remark is threatening to all immigrants.
The president campaigned on stinging criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry and promises to use Medicare to lower drug prices. But none of that materialized in his drug-pricing speech this week.
In his new book Homeward, Harvard University professor Bruce Western explores what it’s like to reenter society after prison—and uncovers an epidemic of illness and mortality.
With the 2018 and 2020 elections on the horizon, race and racism are becoming ever-larger issues among the most marginalized communities in America, making the Democratic coalition harder and harder to hold.
Protests against a new fiscal plan highlight just how turbulent the island’s political and economic circumstances have become.
The draft Farm Bill in consideration in the House stands to exacerbate poverty, nutrition insecurity, and community collapse in the poorest areas of the country.
With hurricane season again approaching, the island’s health-care infrastructure remains brittle.
The rapper and president are bros now. Here’s why.
What the Trump administration’s forthcoming rule expanding access to “junk” plans will mean for consumers
Across political, racial, and geographic lines, more Americans seem ready to move past the age of mass incarceration.
In many states, the most important policy changes this year won’t come from legislation, but from ballot initiatives.
Even in a high-tech era, fears about minority political agency are the most reliable way to destabilize the U.S. political system.