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How Is Jeffrey Epstein Still So Elusive?
During his life, Jeffrey Epstein was likened to Jay Gatsby and Tom Ripley, to a eugenicist supervillain and James Bond, and yet the rare glimpses provided of him in the new Netflix documentary series Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich showcase someone far
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How Fitness Will Change Forever
Quarantine reminded us that we could work out anywhere. But “anywhere” is not a place we go to do important things.
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How Fear Spreads the Coronavirus
Undocumented immigrants sick with COVID-19 are scared to seek care. Gladys Vega is trying to help.
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The VP Choice Everyone Is Missing
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice has a powerful backer and an array of experiences that complement Biden’s.
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Trump Is the Looter
You’d think Donald Trump would have more sympathy for looters, being a looter himself. The president has helped himself to money from the U.S. Treasury, using political power to direct public money to his personal businesses. It’s not as visual as a
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Trump’s Looting Tweet Violates His Oath of Office
The president is supposed to protect and defend the nation’s supreme laws. Shooting looters is unconstitutional.
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What a Liberal and a Conservative Learned From Their Friendship
“I think it’s important that you remember who your friend is, that they are not just a set of political policies.”
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The Conspiracy Theories That Fueled the Civil War
The most powerful people and institutions in the South spread paranoia and fear to protect slavery. Their beliefs led the country to war—and continue to haunt our politics to this day.
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Books About Kids, for Adults
J. D. Salinger understood how children can change adults’ experience of the world. Many of his stories prominently feature child characters who reinvigorate their adult counterparts, as is the case in his short story “For Esmé—With Love and Squalor,”
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Trump Is Doing All of This for Zuckerberg
As the United States enters a pandemic summer, with more than 100,000 Americans already dead, and as tear gas engulfed Minneapolis last night, following protests after yet another killing of a black man by a police officer, the president tweeted that
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A Virginia Church Pivots to Drive-In
On Sunday morning in Sandy Level, Virginia, about an hour southeast of Roanoke, upbeat gospel music blares from speakers as cars pull past the sign that advertises the drive-in church. Churchgoers tune into 87.9 FM and honk their horns in greeting. T
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The Creepy, Clever Sci-Fi Thriller You Need to Watch
The Vast of Night, now on Amazon Prime Video, is a sharp debut from a filmmaker you should pay attention to.
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Can Lindsey Graham Be Beat?
A drum line taps out a charging beat: clip clap boppa BOOM. Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar lock arms. They’re leading a packed procession down Washington Avenue toward the Columbia, South Carolina, statehouse to commem
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It’s Time To Listen To The Doomsday Planners
For a moment earlier this month, the West Wing seemed like a vector of disease. First came the news that Donald Trump’s personal valet had tested positive for the coronavirus. Then the vice president’s spokeswoman, who is married to another senior Wh
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Listen: Is Anyone Else Not Showering?
James Hamblin spent years writing a book on hygiene beliefs and the new science of the skin microbiome. In it, he suggests that some people overuse cleansers and soaps, and may benefit from doing less. But now, there’s a pandemic, and he also really
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Trump’s Warped Definition of Free Speech
The president is attempting to bring social-media platforms into his authoritarian infrastructure—or otherwise censor them.
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The Atlantic Daily: Trump Stokes the Fire in Minnesota
This week, two high-profile incidents laid bare America’s racial contract. Both found accelerants in social media and provoked questions about its role in society.
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The Regulatory State Is Failing Us
When assessing the United States government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, most observers focus on the performances of President Donald Trump, his most prominent advisers, and the governors of large states. The George Mason economist Tyler C
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Americans Aren’t Getting the Advice They Need
As people start reopening their lives, they’re hearing little practical guidance about the dilemmas they encounter.
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I Miss My Grandchildren
One of the (very few) benefits of being in my 60s is that I can finally own up to a trait that’s pretty retro: that what I cherish most in life is my family. I might endanger my credentials as a second-wave feminist with this admission, but I’ve come
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Boring but Very Nasty
Writing a column to prove the president’s tweet correct turns out to be more difficult than expected.
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How China Is Planning to Win Back the World
As its global image takes a big hit, the Chinese Communist Party is using an arsenal of spin, obfuscation, hyperbole, and outright disinformation to win back its reputation.
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Why Are So Many Republicans Remaining Silent?
Not a single congressional Republican from Florida was willing to comment about President Trump’s attacks on their former colleague Joe Scarborough.
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The Coming Setback For Women In The Workplace
Countries across Europe are setting out schedules for reopening businesses, yet schools remain closed. How will that work?
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Why Americans Might Not Trust the Election Results
Nearly three in five Americans don’t have confidence in the honesty of our elections, a February Gallup poll found. Republicans, Democrats, state officials, grandmothers, first-time voters, the politically engaged, the anti-institutionalists—pretty m
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The Advantage of a Biden Shadow Cabinet
If the former vice president names his future appointees now, it will cast him as the convener of a generational transition in national leadership.
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Pandemic Organizers Are Co-opting Productivity Software
Mutual-aid groups are distributing groceries and spare air conditioners via tools designed to turn labor into money as efficiently as possible.
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Larry Kramer Knew That an Honest Debate Was a Rude One
With his debut novel, Faggots, the legendary AIDS activist, who died yesterday, demonstrated the profane morality that would define his career.
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This Social-Media Mob Was Good
There is no doubt that social-media fury can go wrong. In one infamous instance, a young woman made a joke to her small circle on Twitter, just before boarding a plane to South Africa, about white people not getting AIDS. The joke was either racist o
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The Karen in Chief
President Trump calls the cops on those who challenge him, even if there’s no actual violation, to make life miserable for them.
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