Why the U.S. Should Provide Universal Basic Income

By Jackie Lay America is the richest civilization in history. Why, then, are our living standards so low compared to those of other wealthy democracies? “There’s a big idea out there that could help solve this,” says The Atlantic writer Annie Lowrey. “It’s called a universal basic income.” In a new animated video, Lowrey argues […]

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Trump and the N-Word

By John McWhorter Omarosa Manigault Newman has provided recordings on which nervous aides discuss how to cover for something hideous that they believe Trump has uttered. And we hardly need question whether the N-word is the one at issue. What would that hideous utterance have been if not the word currently treated as the most […]

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‘I’m an Undocumented Citizen of This Country’

By Nicolas Pollock “I’m here as an undocumented immigrant with no papers, no green card, no passport, and no legal documents, but I am still a citizen of this country,” says Jose Antonio Vargas in a new video filmed at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival. Vargas, an accomplished journalist whose work has garnered him a […]

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Why a Free Press Matters

By Dan Rather America’s Founding Fathers, after breaking free from monarchical subjugation, were determined to construct a government of checks and balances on absolute concentrated power. So they created a federal system that differentiated between state and national control, as well as three branches of government with distinct powers and responsibilities that had to answer […]

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Working-Class White Women Could Make or Break the Midterms for Democrats

By Ronald Brownstein When Donald Trump this week publicly disparaged his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as a “dog,” he crystallized again the belligerent style and volatile behavior that has exposed Republican candidates in November to the risk of a crushing backlash among women. The most important unanswered question for the midterm election may be […]

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The Government’s Technical, Jargony, Revealing Case Against Paul Manafort

By Natasha Bertrand ALEXANDRIA, Virginia—The trial of President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has been anything but sexy. A document-heavy, jargon-laden slog, the tax and bank fraud trial has disappointed many who expected bombshell testimony and allusions to a grand Trump-Russia conspiracy—but left the courthouse gossiping about $15,000 ostrich jackets and the extra-marital affairs […]

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The Freedom of the Press Is Yours

By The Editors The press, says the 45th president of the United States, is “very dangerous & sick.” It causes “great division & distrust.” It is the “enemy of the people.” Every president—starting with George Washington, who griped about his treatment at the hands of “infamous scribblers”—has felt maligned or misunderstood by the media. The […]

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Warning: Low Clearance

By Elaine Godfrey Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey) Today in 5 Lines White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a critic of the president. Sanders added that the security clearances of other former officials are also being evaluated. Jurors heard closing arguments […]

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A Popular Military Website Is Attacked From the Right

By Scott Nover Since its launch four years ago, the website Task & Purpose has built an ardent following among veterans, military personnel and defense intellectuals with smart, unvarnished coverage of military issues and veterans’ affairs. This week, the site analyzed President Trump’s proposed Space Force, described security careers for veterans, and lead with a […]

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Task & Purpose Is Attacked From the Right

By Scott Nover Since its launch four years ago, the website Task & Purpose has built an ardent following among veterans, military personnel and defense intellectuals with smart, unvarnished coverage of military issues and veterans’ affairs. This week, the site analyzed President Trump’s proposed Space Force, described security careers for veterans, and lead with a […]

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