Congress’s longest-serving appointee has some ideas about how to fix it, a Chinese researcher’s CRISPR claims grow weirder, and a deep dive into parents who sit in on school lunches.
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I Served in Congress Longer Than Anyone. Here’s How to Fix It.

Abolish the Senate and publicly fund elections.

John D. Dingell

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Top 25 News Photos of 2018

Powerful images from the past 12 eventful months

Alan Taylor

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How to Build a Museum in Outer Space

Researchers have begun to imagine how the people of the future might visit exhibits in orbit or on the moon.

Marina Koren

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The Last WASP President

George H. W. Bush wasn’t the last of the Republican moderates. He was the archetype of the modern GOP, a man whose blue blood shouldn’t be confused with moral courage.  

Franklin Foer

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The Bootleg Video Vans of the Soviet Union

I learned English—and Western culture—watching American movies in smoky minibuses. An Object Lesson.

Elmar Hashimov

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Jameela Jamil and the Trouble With #NoFilter Feminism

The outspoken British actor recently wrote that airbrushing should be illegal. But there are far more compelling ways to consider the tyranny of gendered beauty standards.

Hannah Giorgis

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Nikki Haley speaks at the United Nations in January 2018.

Read Nikki Haley’s Full Interview With The Atlantic

“If a government doesn’t value human life, then they will do something to their people that the whole world will have to pay attention to,” Haley said.

Uri Friedman

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Masha Gessen speaks at the LGBT Pride March in Brighton Beach, New York, on May 20, 2017.

How to Tell the Stories of Immigration

Journalism requires holding power to account—but also telling people about other people.

Masha Gessen

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Silent Sam Survives

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced its recommendation that the school build a new, $5.3 million building to house the Confederate monument.

Adam Harris

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What Utah Voters Really Want From Mitt Romney

New polling data show a large majority of Utahns want the senator-elect to stand up to President Trump. But experts and activists in the state say that he’ll need to walk a fine line.

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The Oldest Surviving Form of Theater

The ancient Japanese art of Noh can be traced back to the 14th century.

Emily Buder

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The Controversy Over Parents Who Eat Lunch With Their Children at School

Schools claim it’s disruptive for parents to eat in the cafeteria. But parents crave the quality time, and some say it’s a good thing for them to be involved with their kids’ place of learning.

Taylor Lorenz

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There’s an Exception to the Double-Jeopardy Rule

The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the “separate sovereigns” doctrine in Gamble v. United States.

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