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<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: When America’s Teachers Get Mad

4 hours 2 min ago
At least 409,000 educators have gone on strike over the past year. Plus putting millions behind a push for 2020 Democrats to support impeachment, 2019 Oscar nominations, and more

<em>The Atlantic</em> Politics &amp; Policy Daily: In the Cross-Harris

5 hours 43 min ago
California Senator Kamala Harris is positioning herself as the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who can put together the winning coalition.

Photos: The World’s Largest Airport-Terminal Building

8 hours 55 min ago
A look at the construction of Beijing Daxing International Airport, a massive new transportation facility set to open later this year

Intimate Love Letters, Read Aloud

9 hours 28 min ago
Couples and ex-lovers share intense written expressions of commitment, loss, regret, infatuation, and emotional redemption.

America’s Teachers Are Furious

9 hours 35 min ago
From West Virginia to Los Angeles, educators are ushering in a new era of labor activism.

Millennial Burnout Is Being Televised

10 hours 59 min ago
How Fyre Fraud and Tidying Up With Marie Kondo capture a precarious cultural moment

Breaking Down the 2019 Oscar Nominations

11 hours 52 min ago
Roma and The Favourite tied for the most nods in a year when a clear Best Picture front-runner never quite emerged.

How Plastic Cleanup Threatens the Ocean’s Living Islands

13 hours 34 min ago
Home to vibrantly colored, tiny creatures, the ecosystems floating on the ocean’s surface remain all but unknown.

Social-Media Outrage Is Collapsing Our Worlds

13 hours 49 min ago
The internet once made it easier to slip from one domain to another. Is there a way to preserve that vital freedom?

The Doctors Who Invented a New Way to Help People Die

15 hours 22 min ago
Physicians have had to venture to the margins of science to figure out which legal life-ending medications actually work.

Fantasizing About Murdering Your Boss Will Only Hurt You

15 hours 52 min ago
… even when it’s really tempting.

Kamala Harris Is Resisting Attempts to Pigeonhole Her

16 hours 7 min ago
The senator from California announced her candidacy on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, seeking to build a broad coalition and speaking to the “complexities” of life in America.

Jason Rezaian Hopes His Iranian Captors Read <em>Prisoner</em>

17 hours 52 min ago
The Washington Post correspondent jailed for 544 days describes a world in his new memoir that’s more complicated than good versus evil.

Tom Steyer Wants the 2020 Democrats Supporting Impeachment

17 hours 52 min ago
The billionaire founder of Need To Impeach is planning to turn his 7 million supporters loose on all of the presidential candidates. Their Campaigns aren’t pleased.

‘Doing All, With Nothing’: The Coast Guard During the Shutdown

Mon, 2019-01-21 22:08
The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five branches of the U.S. military—with the Army, Navy, Air…

<em>The Atlantic </em>Daily: Do Not Hold Video Truths to Be Self-Evident

Mon, 2019-01-21 19:33
Viral footage of Catholic students clashing with American Indians appeared at first to tell a simple truth. Plus MLK’s speech on the “three major evils,” Trump Tower Moscow confusion, and more

The Confrontation on the Mall

Mon, 2019-01-21 18:55
I am familiar with the ambiguities of video evidence—for example, through this piece I wrote from Israel more than 15…

Stop Trusting Viral Videos

Mon, 2019-01-21 17:06
A controversial video of Catholic students clashing with American Indians appeared to tell a simple truth. A second video called that story into question. But neither shows what truly happened.

The Consequences of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Canonization

Mon, 2019-01-21 13:14
The civil-rights leader is now celebrated as a modern founding father, a celebration that gives those who oppose his policy agenda a claim to his legacy.

I Failed the Covington Catholic Test

Mon, 2019-01-21 10:48
Next time there’s a viral story, I’ll wait for more facts to emerge.