For all the visible damage the president has done to the nation’s global standing, things are much worse below the surface.
The defeated Republican filed a last-minute, long-shot lawsuit hoping to halt the certification of Democrat Doug Jones’s victory as the next senator from Alabama. A state judge denied the request.
Amid a confusing tangle of overlapping authorities, shady contracts, and a push for privatization, nobody knows what the end of the island’s electricity and humanitarian crises will look like, or when it will come.
Selections from The Atlantic’s coverage of 2017, when the right-wing movement gained momentum
Looking back at the year’s news through Sage Stossel’s editorial cartoons
He gave his first major interview as a private citizen to Prince Harry of Wales—discussing his marriage, his aspirations, and the importance of free speech.
A proposal to stem the flow of migrants trekking to the southern border is revealing the limitations of deterrence policy.
When the Republican Party’s current coalition falls apart, those who stood up to bigotry will be the only ones with the credibility to rebuild.
Selections from The Atlantic’s coverage of 2017, when both parties had to adapt to an atypical political landscape
With the GOP’s tax cut enacted, Paul Ryan wants another conservative push to overhaul the safety net, while Mitch McConnell sees bipartisanship in 2018.
When hippies, World War I, and the Civil War filled our pages
Never before have the roles of government workers taken on such significance. But there could be consequences to using their power to undermine the administration.
“The consensus that we would do this, that we would all do it, gives us cover that we wouldn’t be labeled as liberal or too soft on defendants.”
The president spent Sunday morning at Mar-a-Lago, watching Fox News and giving voice to his resentments.
A federal ruling offers the justices a clever way to reject Trump’s travel ban without limiting government power over immigration.
Young offenders in juvenile detention don’t get the best education. But those held in solitary confinement can go weeks, even months, without any instruction at all.
The president singled out FBI attorney James Baker and Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe in a series of tweets.
“Implicit bias” training is spreading to departments around the country, the theory being it can influence officer behavior on the street. But it’s still not clear that the classes actually work.
President Trump signed the Republican tax-cut bill into law before flying to Florida for the holidays.
The House approved a short-term spending bill to keep the government running through January 19, and the Senate is also expected to pass the measure.
The face of Catholicism’s clergy sexual-abuse scandal is laid to rest in Rome—but his legacy still haunts the American church.