False statements and West Wing disorder are not only inseparably linked; they’re mutually reinforcing.
All the president’s talking points. Plus: Is a Senate impeachment trial that’s called no witnesses unconstitutional?
An interrogator testified that even after prisoner Abu Zubaydah started cooperating, the waterboarding continued.
While public attention is focused on the Senate, the president is making controversial policy moves.
Lab-grown glands can now produce realistic cocktails of toxins, which could help address one of the world’s biggest and most neglected health crises.
The picture of the Recording Academy that the former head Deborah Dugan paints is of an organization encrusted by years of self-dealing and mismanagement.
Very rich Americans play by different rules than the merely well-off and the working poor. Joe Biden’s tax plan wouldn’t do much to change that.
A legal filing from the presidential candidate reads more like a stump speech.
A writer who’s afraid to tell people what they don’t want to hear has chosen the wrong trade.
In the past half century, the number of bathrooms per American has doubled.
The “crazy worms” remaking forests aren’t your friendly neighborhood garden worms. Then again, those aren’t so great either.
... or, well, maybe not for 100,000 years
And a resulting acquittal verdict would present Americans with something far worse than a constitutional crisis.
Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer provide a revealing look at today’s rubber-and-glue politics.
Twenty-one children brought a lawsuit arguing that the government needs to act on climate change. A federal court dismissed it.
A surprisingly durable talking point is wrong in at least four ways.
Windblown ice and snow build up hulking shapes on the trees atop Mount Zao.
When a woman picks up a pair of scissors, she also picks up a trope.
After nearly dying, Smart defied the odds and won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics.
Netflix’s new docuseries doesn’t flinch at the danger that cheerleaders regularly subject themselves to.
With the recent victory, the association has shown signs that it cannot defend its amateurism model for much longer.
As his criminal trial begins, the mogul seems to believe that the language of pain used by his accusers applies just as readily to himself.
The annual film festival will kick off a new year in independent cinema this week.
The New York Times’ 1619 Project launched with the best of intentions, but has been undermined by some of its claims.
Dershowitz, Giuliani, Starr, and others relive their glory days by latching onto the president.
A case now before the Fifth Circuit threatens to upend the laws that enable Native self-governance.
Newly elected representatives are among those trying to turn the demonstrations into a permanent prodemocracy movement.
As senators embarked on their first day of proceedings, the occasional yawn and rubbing of the eyes emphasized the pointlessness of the whole affair.
Stunning new allegations about the relationship between the Amazon CEO and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia hint at just how connected the world’s most powerful people are.
On the occasion of this year’s Hitchens Prize, a look back at tributes to Christopher Hitchens by Atlantic writers at the time of his death