The Pandemic Changed Our Microbiome, But That’s Okay - The Atlantic
Months of exuberant hand-sanitizing and social isolation during the pandemic have changed our exposure to microbes, in ways good and bad.
How mRNA Technology Could Change the World - The Atlantic
mRNA’s story likely will not end with COVID-19: Its potential stretches far beyond this pandemic.
D.C. Statehood Is a Matter of Justice - The Atlantic
Statehood for Washington, D.C., is a matter of justice.
Trump's Second Impeachment Is Different - The Atlantic
In 2019, Democrats voted to make a statement. In 2021, it could actually work.
Inside ‘The Epoch Times,’ a Mysterious Pro-Trump Newspaper - The Atlantic
How The Epoch Times became a pro-Trump propaganda machine in an age of plague and insurrection
The Social Depression: America Failed Its Elderly - The Atlantic
Isolation has taken a tremendous emotional toll on many older Americans.
The 50 Best Podcasts of 2020 - The Atlantic
The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year
COVID-19 Will Likely Lead to Fewer Births - The Atlantic
The U.S. could have hundreds of thousands of fewer births next year than it would have in the absence of a pandemic.
How Joe Biden Was Able to Deliver for Democrats in 2020 - The Atlantic
Joe Biden succeeded in bridging his party’s past and future coalitions—but the challenges of future elections are daunting.
The Crisis of American Democracy Is Not Over - The Atlantic
To succeed, the president-elect will have to do more than address the pandemic and revive the American economy.
Trump Proved That Authoritarians Can Get Elected in America - The Atlantic
Trump was ineffective and easily beaten. A future strongman won’t be.
Fox News Hits a Dangerous New Low - The Atlantic
The most-watched news network in America is choosing to mislead its viewers about the state of the election.
America Tops 100,000 Coronavirus Cases in a Day - The Atlantic
The country recorded more than 100,000 coronavirus cases today—the highest single-day total since the pandemic began.
The New Debate Rules Are a Mistake - The Atlantic
The Commission on Presidential Debates is choosing the appearance of civility over an honest, open display of the two men’s characters.
The Militia That Fox News Built - The Atlantic
If America descends into civil war, at least we’ll know what channel was on when it began.
Three Interpretations Of Trump’s Tax Records - The Atlantic
Three possible explanations for why he only paid $750.
The Skeptic's Case For Court Packing - The Atlantic
We used to reject court packing as a dangerous game. Now we believe it may be the best way to restore the Court’s legitimacy.
Trump Is a Super-Spreader of Disinformation - The Atlantic
The president is the single biggest reason why many Americans distrust science, the electoral system, and one another.
Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Is In Jeopardy - The Atlantic
For the moment, COVID-19 diagnoses have jeopardized three votes that Republicans can’t afford to lose.
Right-Wing Militias Are Bracing For Civil War - The Atlantic
An Atlantic investigation reveals who they are and what they might do on Election Day.
Disclosure Doesn’t Work On A Shameless President - The Atlantic
A new package of reforms aims to patch a gaping hole in the guardrails of American government.
What If Trump Refuses To Concede? - The Atlantic
If the vote is close, Donald Trump could easily throw the election into chaos and subvert the result. Who will stop him?
Biden’s Illusory Bipartisanship - The Atlantic
The Democratic nominee insists that he can restore bipartisan comity on Capitol Hill. GOP senators suggest otherwise.
Mueller Deputy Andrew Weissmann On Why The Probe Failed - The Atlantic
In a new book, Andrew Weissmann, one of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top deputies, lays out the limits and letdowns of the years-long Russia investigation.
What Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Means For 2020 - The Atlantic
The Supreme Court vacancy will surely inflame an already-angry nation.
How Fox News Became A Language - The Atlantic
How Donald Trump’s favorite news source became a language
Why The West’s Wildfires Are So Enormous - The Atlantic
A little-noticed indicator was flashing red before any of the blazes began.
The Media Learned Nothing From 2016 - The Atlantic
The press hasn’t broken its most destructive habits when it comes to covering Donald Trump.
Trump: Americans Who Died In War Are ‘Losers’ And ‘Suckers’ - The Atlantic
The president has repeatedly disparaged the intelligence of service members, and asked that wounded veterans be kept out of military parades, multiple sources tell The Atlantic.
The Shooting Of Jacob Blake Is A Wake-Up Call
The national conversation may have moved on from police violence, but the shootings themselves continue.
Rev. Raphael Warnock Could Flip a Georgia Senate Seat - The Atlantic
Anger over Donald Trump’s leadership has created an opening for progressives to flip formerly solid-red states such as Georgia—and reclaim the identity of so-called values voters.
Why Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's Testimony Matters - The Atlantic
The new postmaster general tried to assure senators that the USPS could handle the election, even as he acknowledged that his changes have slowed down the mail.
How Kamala Harris’s Attack on Joe Biden Helped Her - The Atlantic
What the infamous debate-night quarrel over busing means for the future of the Democratic ticket.
Why Joe Biden Picked Kamala Harris - The Atlantic
Biden’s running mate is two decades younger than him—the potential vice presidency seems like merely a first step.
Amazon Is A Private Government. Congress Needs To Step Up - The Atlantic
Reining in the tech giants will help restore American democracy.
Beijing’s Doublespeak In Hong Kong - The Atlantic
The authorities insist freedoms will be upheld. Their actions show otherwise.
The TikTok Ban: If Microsoft Buys The App, What Happens? - The Atlantic
TikTok could persist in many ways in America. None is good.
Why the Pandemic Is So Bad in America - The Atlantic
A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.
The Enduring Fight Of The Congressional Black Caucus - The Atlantic
What will the “conscience of Congress” look like now?