We could use a little positive news at the moment, right? Here you go: Over the past three…
Some Democrats planned to boycott the festivities, Trump marked a shift in America's global role, the EPA nominee hedged on climate change, and more.
The inaugural festivities are underway for President-elect Donald Trump.
Despite pledges to terminate pending plans and stop pursuing foreign deals, the president-elect's organization is expanding its property in Scotland.
Analysts are calling it the “Trump Bump.” Will it last?
Scott Pruitt’s confirmation hearing to lead the EPA was dissonant with the week’s biggest scientific news.
This is the song I have stuck in my head after reading David Sims’s review of The Founder…
William Jennings Bryan, the populist presidential hopeful, warned of an “epidemic of fake news” in his day.
Without any of his key appointees confirmed by the Senate, the incoming president has turned to existing officials to help smooth the transition.
How the vice president spent a few of his closing days in office
No modern Republican commander-in-chief has featured a poet at their swearing-in ceremony, and it appears neither will Trump.
Every night, set aside “the amazing hour."
Ruben sketches out the basics of his immigration story: My family and I came to the U…
“Proteins are built to a precision that would make human engineers blush—every atom is always in exactly the right position.”
Charter schools have fueled school resegregation in urban America.
For a recent Atlantic photo essay of naturalization ceremonies, “Choosing to Become an American,” we attached a callout…
More clues that the Facebook founder is eyeing a run for office
Investments in health-care companies by Trump’s nominee for health secretary raise both ethical and legal questions.
The local leaders are breaking from tradition to weigh in on presidential politics.
A fire engulfed a landmark building in Tehran, Iran, this morning, leading to a complete collapse that may have killed as many as 30 people, including many firefighters.
And the bright side of rising pessimism about the American Dream
Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education is right that animals sometimes menace schools, but her solution doesn’t seem to fit the problem.
Curfews, sports, and understanding kids’ brain chemistry have all helped dramatically curb substance abuse in the country.
In a bland and forgettable new film, Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc, the cut-throat businessman behind the McDonald’s franchise.
The president-elect filled out his Cabinet on Thursday by nominating former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretary.
The all-time great catcher, soon to be inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame, embodies the qualities of his time—for better and for worse.
“Trump is absolutely trying to attack our democratic institutions and to make the country more authoritarian,” one Democratic lawmaker warns.
Twelve artists collaborate to create a short animation on the origins of the popular cheer.
Two Republican senators brought up the unique challenges students in sparsely populated areas face during Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos’s hearing.