Four possible endings for the Trump presidency, a quest for online doppelgangers, and more
TheAtlantic: WeeklyThursday May 25, 2017
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My Family’s Slave

She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.

Alex Tizon 

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How Does This End?

Four alternatives for the scandal-plagued presidency of Donald Trump

McKay Coppins

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What Does the President Owe, and to Whom Does He Owe It?

A special counsel can investigate criminal misconduct—but he can’t examine the bigger questions surrounding Donald Trump.

David Frum

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Demonstrators take part in a protest against Brazil's President Michel Temer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 18, 2017. The banner reads "Out Temer."

What Got Buried in the Crazy News Cycle: U.S. Attacks Syria Edition

Washington may be consumed in its own chaos, but the world is going on just the same.

Matt Peterson

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How Untreated Depression Contributes to the Opioid Epidemic

Research suggests some are seeking out painkillers when what they really need is Prozac.

Olga Khazan

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Solving the Mystery of Underachievement

Why work hard enough to earn an A when a D will suffice for college admission?

Nick Ehrmann

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'Mister Rogers' vs. Richard Nixon in the Fight for Young Minds

How early childhood became political

Nicolas Pollock

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All the Other Julie Becks and Me

What a quest for my namesakes taught me about the meaning of names in the internet age

Julie Beck

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What Is Jogging Doing to Your Dog?

Exercising with people can be great for some dogs, but a lot of the science is unclear.

Zach Montague

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'I Had Never Been Any Place Where Black Women Were Running Things'

Lauren Williams, the features editor at Essence, on the importance of mentorship in an industry short on diversity

Gillian B. White

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Revisiting the Nightmarish Twin Peaks Movie

Fire Walk With Me, David Lynch’s film version of his hit series, was derided upon release. Today, it might offer a glimpse of what’s to come in his Showtime revival.

David Sims

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A Trip to the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, on the border between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest and saltiest body of water in the world—and experts say it is on course to dry out by 2050.

Alan Taylor

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Readers Grapple With a Story of Modern Slavery

“I’m puzzled and cracked inside after this story … but that’s good.”

Rosa Inocencio Smith

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