Doping controversies are just the start of what spectators have to worry about in this year’s Olympics.
An infectious-disease doctor on what we know about the Delta variant and the risks that lie ahead.
The full contours of Trump’s effort to overturn the election are coming into view.
Government has done what it can. Now we need to use the power of free markets to fight the pandemic.
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The Delta variant is winning, for the moment, and the CDC’s coronavirus map shows that we’re failing to fight it.
The vaccines promised freedom, but political opportunists have spoiled that.
To reach vaccine conspiracists and other skeptics, focus on what they care about most: freedom without repercussions.
Start-ups are going to ridiculous lengths to rebrand an industry in desperate need of some younger customers.
Morning people fizzle. Non-morning people get stronger as they day wears on.
The country’s robust investment in public media has helped it reduce political divisions.
Anti-gay bigotry is on the defensive in hip-hop right now.
Lofty prodemocracy rhetoric is back, but the Biden administration isn’t doing enough to thwart a coup in Tunisia.
Scenes from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, wildfires in Turkey and Russia, a spacecraft in Earth’s orbit, migrants crossing the Mediterranean, flooding in China, and much more
Simon Biles’s withdrawal from the Olympics reminds us that there are humans behind unfathomable athletic feats.
The world’s best gymnast doesn’t need to look invincible.
The promise of success can propel us forward, but it comes with pitfalls that can undermine the satisfaction of actually succeeding.
In the time I spent with Mike Lindell, I came to learn that he is affable, devout, philanthropic—and a clear threat to the nation.
A newly discovered disk of cosmic dust around a faraway exoplanet could one day become something more.
A letter to a civilian who deployed to Afghanistan
A new graphic novel argues that even though social isolation is extremely common, it is too easily maligned.
The only thing getting me through my 30s is a cranky, agoraphobic chihuahua named Midge.
States make millions off phone-call fees from incarcerated people, but the cost can be even higher for their families.
How has Microsoft escaped the scrutiny of reinvigorated antitrust regulators?
The act of migration involves taking risks in pursuit of a meaningful reward and having faith in the future. Everyone should try to live more like that.
Like it or not, the way we work has already evolved.
Why have some student athletes gone hungry while their schools have earned millions? The Atlantic staff writer and former college athlete Adam Harris explains.
The “time tax,” one of our writers argues, is a scourge, and the government needs to take responsibility for it.
In walking away from an Olympic event, the world’s best gymnast rejected the false dichotomy between personal well-being and professional excellence.
Scenes from the Golden State’s largest wildfire of 2021 so far