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The Myth of Authoritarian Competence
For nearly six months, one of the world’s top economies has been gripped by crisis, sparking fears of wider financial contagion. Since the spring, the Turkish currency has cratered while inflation has soared, rattling other emerging markets from Arge
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Dear Therapist: My Wife Hates My Best Friend
Dear Therapist, One of my best friends—I've known him since I was fourteen—is a bit of an inadvertent asshole. He can sometimes come off as incredibly insensitive, rude, show-offy, and, for some reason, he competes with me in life. I am aware of thes
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The Unknown Consequences of Eliminating Mosquitoes
A four-year experiment sets out to study the ecological consequences of a bold scheme to end malaria.
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The Crisis of the American Elites
Judith Butler and Ed Whelan share little in common—save their willingness to direct cruelty against ordinary people in defense of eminent colleagues.
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Latin America Gets Its Own Migrant Crisis
Four months ago, 22-year-old Lusiana Garcia, a mother of two pregnant with her third child, escaped an abusive relationship and an incompetent dictatorship. She boarded a bus in Valencia, Venezuela’s third-largest city, to travel 18 hours to Cucuta,
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Christine Blasey Ford And The Search For A Standard Of Proof
The Sunday shows were filled with commentary on the 51-year-old research psychologist’s expected testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but no one could quite define what a fair hearing should look like.
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A Grassroots Call to Ban Gerrymandering
Voters Not Politicians gathered an astounding 425,000 signatures in Michigan to secure a spot on the November ballot for a proposed constitutional amendment creating a citizens’ commission for redistricting.
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When Televisions Were Radioactive
Anxieties about the effects of screens on human health are hardly new, but the way the public addresses the problems has changed. An Object Lesson.
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BoJack Horseman Charts Complicated Paths to Forgiveness
In its fifth season, Netflix’s darkly comic animated series follows its protagonist on unexpected journeys to absolution after past misbehavior comes to light. This time, the women in his life have their say.
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Letters: Is Marijuana Addictive?
In August, Annie Lowrey described how more and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead. It’s really quite simple: Not everyone who drinks is a drunk, not everyone who smokes cigarettes is addicted to them
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
Donald Trump Might Be the ‘Client From Hell’
The president doesn’t seem to understand what lawyers do—including the ones trying to defend the presidency.
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Christine Blasey Ford Weighs the Risks and Rewards of Testifying
There’s almost no way the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault can adequately prepare for a high-pressure appearance Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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The Family Weekly: What Teens Think About the Kavanaugh Allegations and Consent
Plus: babies’ dreams, a debate about the “confidence gap,” and how to deal with a mother’s criticism
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It’s Getting Harder for International STEM Students to Find Work After Graduation
Schools are competing to bring international STEM students to the U.S., but shifting policies mean that many students are prevented from taking open jobs that could allow them to stay in the country.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
The Gulf Country That Will Shape the Future of Yemen
As the United Arab Emirates’ bloody war against the Houthis drags on, it’s also playing a key role in the fight against al-Qaeda.
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Christine Blasey Ford Agrees to Testify As Frustrated Republicans Ask ‘When?’
Attorneys for the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault said she would testify this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee without specifying a date or final terms.  
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The Rising French Star Creating Subversive Synth-Pop
As the number of prominent LGBTQ pop figures multiplies, what might have seemed like an uncontroversial hypothesis has been proven bountifully: There is not one “queer sound,” or even one “queer approach.” Certain radical dreamers might hope that sin
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A Conservative Judge Takes Aim at Roe v. Wade in Face of a Shifting Supreme Court
Judge Bobby Shepherd of the Eighth Circuit has upheld, for now, two Missouri laws restricting abortion that are virtually identical to those struck down in 2016 by the Supreme Court.
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SpaceX’s Moon Trip Is the Ultimate Artist Residency
The proposed lunar voyage is the latest in a long tradition of dispatching creative thinkers to extreme environments.
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Who Stands to Benefit From the New Leak About Rod Rosenstein?
The New York Times reported Friday that the deputy attorney general had talked about secretly recording the president and invoking the Twenty-Fifth Amendment.
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Trump’s Dirty War in Yemen
The president is aiding Saudi Arabia in an unlawful, unpopular, inhumane bombing campaign at odds with the foreign policy that he promised Americans.
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Georgetown Prep’s President Defends Its Culture, Without Mentioning Brett Kavanaugh
The Supreme Court nominee was recently accused of committing sexual assault while he was a student at the high school in the 1980s.
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The Milky Way Is Still Feeling the Effects of an Ancient Encounter
A close flyby with a small galaxy hundreds of millions of years ago sent ripples through our own that astronomers can still observe today.
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My Rapist Apologized
The Kavanaugh allegations led me to reach out to the man who had assaulted me decades before.
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What Magazines Can’t Do in the Age of #MeToo
By publishing Jian Ghomeshi, Ian Buruma revealed that he didn’t understand a major issue of our time.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Oh My Rod
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly suggested secretly recording President Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.
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Is Your Local Coffee Shop a Low-Key Opioid Clinic?
Overdoses in public bathrooms are turning baristas and other service workers into unwitting first responders.
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The Atlantic Daily: ‘I Don’t Want That to Happen to Me’
The Kavanaugh confirmation process gets even uglier. Plus opioid overdoses in public bathrooms, Amazon everywhere, and more
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Letters: ‘Why Not Create a New Word?’
English speakers must simply accept the adoption of the singular they as a rejection of the gender binary, John McWhorter argued recently. “Pronouns change, just as we do.” I admire John McWhorter’s great readiness to embrace changes in language as t
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Big Spenders Come Out in Anticipation of the 2018 Midterms
Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Richard Uihlein, George Soros, and Bill Maher all made political contributions in August.
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