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The Future of the American Idea


  • Carlos Barria / Reuters

    Why Democrats Must Regain the Trust of Religious Voters

    If the party wants to win back votes in the Trump era, it will need to stop ignoring people of faith.

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    The Nationalist's Delusion

    Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.

  • Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

    Bannon's Senate Insurgency Hits a Stumbling Block in Utah

    The Breitbart chair’s effort to recruit populist challengers hits a snag, as the most plausible such candidate for Orrin Hatch’s seat bows out of the race.

  • Larry Downing / Reuters

    Why Is Ty Cobb So Optimistic About the Mueller Probe?

    President Trump’s lawyer thinks the special counsel will conclude his work shortly after Thanksgiving and clear the president.

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    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Audacity of 'Dope'

    National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster reportedly mocked President Trump’s intelligence at a private dinner.

  • Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

    Trump's Odd Feud With LaVar Ball

    In demanding fulsome personal praise for helping get three UCLA basketball players out of jail, the president again conflates his personal role and his duties as president.

  • Aaron P. Bernstein / Reuters

    Republicans Are Throwing Away Their Shot at Tax Reform

    There’s a manifest need to lower corporate tax rates—but instead of building consensus, the GOP is pursuing a bill that’s likely to be rolled back even if it passes.

  • Brynn Anderson / AP

    Will the Senate Expel Roy Moore If He's Elected?

    Despite threats from GOP lawmakers, the likelihood of them taking action remains low.

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    Jake Tapper Would Prefer Not To Be So Agitated

    The CNN correspondent on journalism, hypocrisy, how a Twitter fave can ruin his morning, and why he has a poster of George Wallace hanging in his office

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    Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

    Donna Brazile's Tell-All Is Troubling For the Wrong Reasons

    Instead of contributing to our understanding of what happened in 2016, Hacks muddies the waters.

  • Alex Brandon / AP

    The Gun-Control Legislation That Even Republicans Like

    Bipartisan support is still no guarantee that a bill to strengthen the federal background-check system will pass.

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    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: 'He Will Not Step Down'

    During a rally in Alabama, Kayla Moore, the wife of Senate candidate Roy Moore, said her husband isn’t letting the allegations get to him.

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    Zimbabwe: How to Make and Break a Democracy

    A filmmaker obtains unprecedented access behind the scenes of a democracy-in-the-making.

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    How Much Attention Should Extremists Get?

    “Even if you’re condemning it, you’re amplifying it.”

  • Marvin Gentry / Reuters

    Conservatives Reap the Whirlwind of Their War on the Media

    For years, Republican politicians have attacked the mainstream press. With Roy Moore’s Senate bid, they’re facing the consequences.

  • J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    The Deepening Partisan Split Over Sexual Misconduct

    While the leadership of both parties views sexual misconduct as a political problem to minimize, the Republican and Democratic bases could not be farther apart.

  • Joshua Roberts / Reuters

    Trump's Risky, Unearned Sanctimony About Al Franken

    The president’s jab at the Democratic senator for sexual harassment calls attention to his silence about Roy Moore—and his own past behavior.

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    What Hillary Knew

    Hillary Clinton once tweeted that “every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.” What about Juanita Broaddrick?

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    Christian Support for Roy Moore ‘Looks Like Hypocrisy to the Outside World’

    Recent allegations against the aspiring Alabama senator fit a long and complicated history of religious debates about sex.

  • Manan Vatsyayana / Reuters

    Has the Mueller Probe Hamstrung Trump's Foreign Policy?

    Nixon and Clinton managed to get a great deal done of overseas while facing special prosecutors at home, but Trump has more weaknesses than they did.

  • Radio Atlantic: How an American Neo-Nazi Was Made

    Luke O'Brien and Rosie Gray join our hosts to discuss the radicalization of Andrew Anglin, and how far-right extremism is evolving.