President Trump is the embodiment of over 50 years of resistance to the policies Martin Luther King Jr. fought to enact.
After being bound by a consent decree for 35 years, the Republican National Committee is now free to continue its “ballot security” campaign.
... which can cause big problems for aging pipes that carry drinking water.
Pleas for the entertainer to run for president point to a split over whether to treat Donald Trump as a dangerous anomaly or a particularly extreme Republican.
President Trump lauded them and then claimed credit for their positive developments in the past year. He was doubly mistaken.
Under Governor Terry McAuliffe, the state embarked on a campaign to grant clemency more often, and to restore the civil rights of convicted felons.
But job growth in 2018 likely won't be as robust.
Real-time data on the labor market promise to finally help employers and job-seekers make better decisions. Will it work?
Off-year contests are often snoozefests, but last year voters turned out in droves.
One of the most momentous years in U.S. history began a half-century ago today. Join us in exploring it for the next 12 months, starting with these newspaper clippings to whet your appetite.
Being young and Muslim in the U.S. means navigating multiple identities. Nothing shows that more than falling in love.
Although only 7 percent of non-citizens in the U.S. are black, they make up 20 percent of those facing deportation on criminal grounds.
Selections from The Atlantic’s coverage of 2017, when the president made near-daily headlines
In announcing a $165 million gift for preservation of coastal land in California, the tech-industry Dangermond family said that they…
Will the growing demand for multilingual early-childhood programs push out the students these programs were designed to serve?
Amid a confusing tangle of overlapping authorities, shady contracts, and a push for privatization, nobody knows what the end of the island’s electricity and humanitarian crises will look like, or when it will come.
Selections from The Atlantic’s coverage of 2017, when the right-wing movement gained momentum
Selections from The Atlantic’s coverage of 2017, when both parties had to adapt to an atypical political landscape
A photo essay highlights the perspectives of teens on politics, education, and hopes for the future.
To close out the year, Atlantic journalists tell us the events and insights that defined it.
American history is rarely as straightforward as it is taught.