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Trump’s Implicit Defense of Alex Jones Is an Echo of Birtherism

Sat, 2018-08-18 18:08
In a Saturday tweetstorm, the president complained that “too many voices are being destroyed” by social media, amid an ongoing controversy about the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s use of Twitter.

How the International Failure in Rwanda Shaped Kofi Annan’s Worldview

Sat, 2018-08-18 11:01
The former UN secretary general became a proponent of diplomatic interventions to alleviate human suffering. Annan died Saturday at the age of 80.

An Admiral Speaks Out

Sat, 2018-08-18 10:59
An op-ed criticizing the president from the man responsible for the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden represents a startling intervention by a studiously non-political figure.

Letters: 'My Dad Was Not My Biological Father'

Sat, 2018-08-18 09:00
Readers share their experiences receiving surprising results from a genetics test.

Writers Have Always Loved Mobile Devices

Sat, 2018-08-18 08:00
Writing boxes, popular from the 17th century, provided the same pleasure as today’s laptops and custom word processors: To make the experience of writing pleasurable, whether or not any actual writing gets done. An Object Lesson.

Teaching Kids to Code During the Summer—for $1,000 a Week

Sat, 2018-08-18 08:00
Are private summer camps exacerbating tech's diversity problem?

The Family Weekly: There’s No Easy Way to Talk About Wanting Grandkids

Sat, 2018-08-18 07:30
Plus: The history of family separations, an examination of roommate relationships, and fertility apps.

<em>Minding the Gap</em> Is an Extraordinary Feat of Filmmaking

Sat, 2018-08-18 06:50
The Hulu documentary by Bing Liu examines masculinity and trauma through the lens of three Illinois skateboarders.

Trump and Mexico Need Each Other

Sat, 2018-08-18 06:00
From immigration to trade, the interests of the U.S. are broadly congruent with the agenda of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Donald Trump’s Unprecedented Assault on the Media

Sat, 2018-08-18 06:00
First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams says Trump easily surpasses Richard Nixon as the greatest threat the news media in America has ever faced.

Can Britain Deal With ‘No Deal’?

Sat, 2018-08-18 05:00
The British government says it is prepared to crash out of the European Union—but a warning from its new foreign secretary suggests that isn’t true.

Putin’s Weekend of Trolling

Sat, 2018-08-18 02:00
It’s always awkward when he meets with Angela Merkel.

<em>The Atlantic </em>Daily: Cost of Living

Fri, 2018-08-17 18:05
Trump’s clash with ex–military leaders, traces of herbicide in cereal, why so many Airbnb hosts are teachers, and more

<em>The Atlantic</em> Politics &amp; Policy Daily: Parade’s End

Fri, 2018-08-17 16:57
Trump blamed the cancellation of his military parade on Washington D.C. officials, saying they had inflated the cost.

What If a Female CEO Acted Like Elon Musk?

Fri, 2018-08-17 16:47
The Tesla CEO’s tearful New York Times interview reveals a lot about the double standards men and women face.

Photos of the Week: Sun Biter, Solar Probe, Belgian Bovines

Fri, 2018-08-17 15:14
Flowers carpet Brussels, a farewell is bid to Aretha Franklin, abandoned share bikes find homes in Germany, a cardboard Viking church collapses in Liverpool, a bridge collapses in Italy, and much more.

Trump’s Risky War of Choice Against the Generals

Fri, 2018-08-17 13:47
The president’s decision to revoke John Brennan’s security clearance has drawn fire even from figures like Robert Gates and David Petraeus, who have avoided criticizing him.

One American’s Failed Quest to Protect Civilians in Yemen

Fri, 2018-08-17 13:42
“If there is a chance that I can help, then I’m going to swing. I’ll swing for the fences. I may get air, but I’d rather try and fail than to not have tried.”

Low Pay Has Teachers Flocking to the Sharing Economy

Fri, 2018-08-17 12:52
One in ten Airbnb hosts in the U.S. is a teacher, a new report shows.

How Much of an Herbicide Is Safe in Your Cereal?

Fri, 2018-08-17 12:43
The debate is vicious around glyphosate, which was recently found in several breakfast favorites.