The president's stand on DACA, Goop’s success, and more
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Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency?

He disdains the rule of law. He’s trampling norms of presidential behavior. And he’s bringing vital institutions down with him.

Jack Goldsmith

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Trump Reverses His Stand on DACA

There are plenty of details to be worked out in a tentative accord between the president and Democratic leaders to protect Dreamers in exchange for border security. But it’s an agreement that only Trump could strike.

Russell Berman

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Hurricane Irma Crashes Across Northern Cuba

On September 8, Hurricane Irma made landfall on Cuba as a destructive Category 5 storm, slowly spinning along its northern coast for hours.

Alan Taylor

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The Empire of Apple

The company’s new iPhone and retail “town centers” presage a future of Apple as global infrastructure—one that may already have arrived.

Ian Bogost

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Can America Live With a Nuclear North Korea?

The lessons—and limits—of deterrence

Uri Friedman

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Marjorie Liu on the Road to Making Monstress

The comic-book writer discusses working for Marvel, the loneliness of novel-writing, and why her epic-fantasy series is mostly populated by women and characters of color.

Lenika Cruz

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The Baffling Rise of Goop

How a new-agey website started by an actress became so popular—and what it says about the future of health journalism

Olga Khazan

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George Packer Responds to Ta-Nehisi Coates

George Packer replies to an essay on race and Trump.

George Packer

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How Motherhood Affects Creativity

Cultural messages tell women that making art and having children are incompatible pursuits. But science suggests that women may become more creative after having kids.

Erika Hayasaki

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The Queen of Oversharing

The personal essay may be over—but Joyce Maynard isn’t.

Caitlin Flanagan

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The David Carr Generation

More than a dozen mentees of the late journalist remember the lessons he imparted.

Mikaela Lefrak

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‘It’s Impossible to Imagine Trump Without the Force of Whiteness'

Ta-Nehisi Coates explores how the 2016 election was a reaction to Obama’s presidency.

Tynesha Foreman, Nicolas Pollock, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

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The Controversy Behind Chicago's Diploma Mandate

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to set students up for success after graduation. But at public schools, even the best ideas often have unintended consequences.

Alia Wong

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