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Scott Pruitt’s New Rule Could Completely Transform the EPA

3 hours 19 sec ago
It would not only undermine 30 years of clean-air regulations, but radically restrict what science the agency is allowed to use.

Why Did It Take So Long to Expose Hans Asperger's Nazi Ties?

3 hours 45 min ago
Suspicions dogged the autism researcher for years, but they were largely unverifiable, until now.

Mick Mulvaney Says the Quiet Part Out Loud

4 hours 16 min ago
The head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau tells it like it is: If you want access to policymakers, it’s helpful to donate lots of money. But that doesn’t seem to bother him.

Beyond the Spectacle of <i>Wild Wild Country</i>

5 hours 19 min ago
Watching the Netflix documentary is a strange experience when you’re constantly waiting to see if a loved one will appear onscreen.

The Value of Failing

5 hours 23 min ago
A new research center at Columbia University is committed to figuring out how to turn failure into success.

What Happens When Geneticists Talk Sloppily About Race

5 hours 49 min ago
The field widely agrees that race is a social construct, but gets into trouble when it ignores semantics.

<i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> and the Suffering of Women

6 hours 51 min ago
In entertainment, when does empathy become exploitation?

Dear Therapist: My Partner Is Super Judgmental of My Friends

7 hours 55 min ago
I appreciate them. He doesn't accept them. How can I make everyone happy?

Democrats’ Winning Streak Ends in Arizona

9 hours 55 min ago
Republican Debbie Lesko defeated Hiral Tipirneni in Tuesday’s special election. But Democrats did well enough to stay excited about their midterms chances.

Does Short-Term Insurance Even Count as Insurance?

9 hours 55 min ago
What the Trump administration’s forthcoming rule expanding access to “junk” plans will mean for consumers

Why Is Congress So Slow to Change?

9 hours 55 min ago
The new rule allowing babies onto the Senate floor is a step in the right direction, but nonetheless underscores Congress’s tradition-loving, change-phobic culture.

The Iran Regime-Change Crew Is Back

11 hours 5 min ago
That probably spells doom for the nuclear deal.

What You Can't Say on Facebook

Tue, 2018-04-24 18:49
A new document reveals the scope of Facebook’s power—and a new commitment to transparency about it.

<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Can Ronny Jackson Be Confirmed?

Tue, 2018-04-24 18:30
Trump’s nominee for veterans affairs secretary faces allegations of misconduct. Plus: how cities protect themselves against vehicular attacks, America’s self-reinvention, and more.

<i>The Atlantic</i> Politics & Policy Daily: Ronny on the Spot

Tue, 2018-04-24 17:31
A Senate panel postponed Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson's confirmation hearing amid allegations of misconduct.

Trump Throws Ronny Jackson Under the Bus

Tue, 2018-04-24 15:39
The president appears ready to blithely sacrifice his nominee for veterans affairs secretary as part of a long-running war against the Senate confirmation process.

Anyone Can Use the ISIS Menu of Mayhem

Tue, 2018-04-24 15:25
The Toronto van attack shows how Islamic State tactics can be employed by violent actors of all kinds.

How Cities Defend Against Vehicular Attacks

Tue, 2018-04-24 15:18
The deadly incident in Toronto shows the vulnerability of city streets.

Trump and Macron See the World Very Differently

Tue, 2018-04-24 14:34
That has big implications for everyone else.

The Paraplegic Possum, the Cross-Eyed Cat, and the Fish That Can't Swim

Tue, 2018-04-24 13:43
A couple shares their quirky passion: caring for a menagerie of rescued animals with various disabilities.