The implications of a businessman president, what Trump’s inaugural address revealed, and more.
TheAtlantic: WeeklyTuesday Jan 24, 2017
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Welcome to the Trump Presidency

He’s moved to establish his dominance of his party, of Congress, and of the media. Now, he turns to the nation.

Molly Ball

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Russian President Vladimir Putin

The Real Meaning of Putin's Press Conference

The Russian leader tries to claim the role of senior partner in relationship with the U.S.

Julia Ioffe

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Presidents Aren't CEOs

On the meaning and implications of the country’s first true businessman president

John Paul Rollert

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Betsy DeVos sits at a microphone during her hearing.

What Betsy DeVos Did (and Didn't) Reveal About Her Education Priorities

The Michigan billionaire’s confirmation hearing was heavy on partisanship and light on substance.

Emily DeRuy

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Tragedy Would Unfold If Trump Cancels Bush’s AIDS Program

A questionnaire from the president-elect’s transition team asked whether the extraordinarily successful PEPFAR had become a “massive, international entitlement program,” and whether it was worth the investment.

Ed Yong

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‘American Carnage’: The Trump Era Begins

Most presidents view inaugural addresses as a rare opportunity to appeal beyond “the base.” This was base-only.

James Fallows

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Are Trump's Tweets Presidential?

How his social media feed compares to political communication in past administrations

Andrew McGill, Daniel Lombroso, and Alice Roth

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The Shadow Network of Anti-Vax Doctors

Both mainstream and alternative doctors help patients avoid or delay vaccines. Trump’s rhetoric might empower them further.

Olga Khazan

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How the Fake News Crisis of 1896 Explains Trump

William Jennings Bryan, the populist presidential hopeful, warned of an “epidemic of fake news” in his day.

Adrienne LaFrance

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Finding Meaning in Going Nowhere

Ottessa Moshfegh, the author of the novel Eileen, opens up about coping with depression, how writing saved her life, and finding solace in an overlooked song.

Joe Fassler

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The Uncoupling

Her marriage broken, her house dismantled, Rachel Cusk has broken apart her fiction, too, remaking it in new ways.

Ruth Franklin

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Your Stories of Becoming an American

Readers recall the often long and harrowing process of becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Chris Bodenner

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Winning the Race Against Time

Age can’t keep these senior track and field athletes from the finish line

Emily Anne Epstein

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