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How America Lost Its Mind

The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history.

Kurt Andersen

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America Is Not Ready for a War in North Korea

If loose words about fire and fury are a mere negotiating tactic, they will not deliver what the United States desires.

Eliot A. Cohen

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The President vs. His Own Secretary of State

How reassuring can Rex Tillerson be when his boss can undercut him with a tweet?

Krishnadev Calamur

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The Most Common Error in Media Coverage of the Google Memo

Many headlines labeled the document “anti-diversity,” misleading readers about its actual contents.

Conor Friedersdorf

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A woman smokes in West Virginia.

The Early Deaths of Appalachians

The region is falling behind the rest of America in life expectancy and infant mortality, a new study finds.

Olga Khazan

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Why Men Are the New College Minority

Males are enrolling in higher education at alarmingly low rates, and some colleges are working hard to reverse the trend.  

Jon Marcus

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How Uber Is Building Uber for Trucking

While people fret about self-driving trucks, the company is trying to compete by addressing human truckers' concerns.

Alexis C. Madrigal

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Restaurants Are the New Factories

Food-service jobs are eating the economy. Maybe that’s not a good thing.

Derek Thompson

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W. Kamau Bell Doesn't Want to Fit In

After years of trying to match others’ voices, a comedian finds his own.

Jackie Lay and Nicolas Pollock

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Storytellers Grapple With the Porn Identity

In new works, Jon Ronson and Tom Perrotta examine the cultural impact of a digital sexual revolution.

Sophie Gilbert

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The Eclipse as Dark Omen

America’s skies are set to dim at a strange hour of its history.

Ross Andersen

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Voyager's 40th Anniversary

Earlier this year, photographers visited Kensington in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to photograph “El Campamento”, one of the largest open-air drug markets and shooting galleries on the East Coast, before it was shut down.

Alan Taylor

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Do You Hold the Oldest Atlantic Subscription?

As we approach our 160th anniversary, we're hoping to celebrate the reader who's been with us the longest. Is that you?

Rosa Inocencio Smith

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