For 161 years, magazine contributors have written about the gravest dangers and darkest hours for America’s political institutions.
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. led directly to hip-hop, an era of black American culture, politics, and art that is often contrasted with his legacy.
For all the visible damage the president has done to the nation’s global standing, things are much worse below the surface.
Paul Manafort’s decision to cooperate with Robert Mueller could clarify several of the biggest mysteries of the Russia investigation.
The Trump lawyer’s talk-show gaffes have created a “fall from grace” narrative, but Giuliani’s days as “America’s mayor” weren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
The president and his former campaign chairman have spent months sharing information about the Russia investigation. Now Manafort has decided to help the government.
Jeffrey Rosen and Anne Applebaum—scholars of America’s past and Europe’s present—discuss our precarious moment in history and what could come next.
When the Daily News laid off half its staff in July, the last of the big dailies left day-to-day coverage of the vast borough to a scrappy, overworked cohort of community journalists.
The New York governor got the blowout he wanted against Cynthia Nixon. And when the results came in, neither he nor his campaign said a word about them.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Roselló condemned President Trump’s denial of the death count from Hurricane Maria.
Recent comments by the president that serve to erase the severity of Hurricane Maria’s death toll on the island confirm that he’s never really seen the disaster as anything more than a conspiracy against him.
The two have a joint-defense agreement, which allows their legal teams to share information—and could help the president’s former campaign chairman angle for a pardon.
Governor Jerry Brown is pushing the boundaries of what a single state can do to combat the threat, which grows more tangible with each record wildfire and hurricane.
The New York governor is leading by more than 40 points heading into Thursday’s Democratic primary. But in a year of progressive upsets, he’s campaigning like his political career is on the line.
A year into the Civil War, The Atlantic’s co-founder entreated President Lincoln and the Republican-majority Congress to bring slavery to an immediate and permanent end.
A ballot amendment in the November election could restore voting rights to 1.5 million felons in Florida, one of just three states that permanently bars felons from voting.
Political enthusiasms are running high around the country.
In 1858, Abraham Lincoln warned that America could not remain “half slave and half free.” Today, the country remains divided by racism—and the threat is as existential as it was before the Civil War.
The Constitution once united a diverse country under a banner of ideas. But partisanship has turned Americans against one another—and against the principles enshrined in our founding document.
As participation in civic life has dwindled, so has public faith in the country’s system of government.
Democracy has taken a beating under President Trump. Will the midterms make a difference?
President Trump signed an executive order authorizing sanctions against countries or individuals that interfere in U.S. elections.
The president grades himself highly for how the federal government responded to the disaster in Puerto Rico.