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The Costs of Europe’s Soon-to-Be-Lost Summer
Restoring tourism isn’t just an economic necessity for the continent, but also a cultural one.
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Racism Won’t Be Solved by Yet Another Blue-Ribbon Report
On January 29, 1943, Robert Hall was seized from his home in Baker County, Georgia. Three white police officers, charging Hall with the theft of a tire, drove him to the county courthouse. When they arrived, officers pulled him from the squad car and
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The Real Threats to America’s Cities
Both persistent inequality and President Trump’s hostility put extraordinary pressure on them.
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Why Obama Stepped In
As Americans continue to protest and Trump calls for “domination,” the former president felt compelled to intervene.
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Three Reasons Stocks Are Rising
In the time that U.S. deaths have increased from 100 to more than 100,000, the S&P 500 has gone up 20 percent.
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The Best Way to Handle Your Decline Is to Confront It Head On
Much like contemplating death can neutralize the fear of it, it can help to acclimate yourself to the idea of losing professional skills before it happens.
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The Protesters Deserve the Truth About the Coronavirus
For weeks before the egregious police killing of George Floyd sparked protests, public-health experts and much of the press were singularly focused on COVID-19. News coverage of the pandemic frequently cast protests against stay-at-home orders and th
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The World Left Obama’s Soothing Rhetoric Behind
Barack Obama may be the greatest presidential orator in modern American history. But his comments yesterday about the killing of George Floyd were awkward and strained. The reason is that Obama told the same story about America that he’s been telling
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Against the Insurrection Act
President Trump and Senator Tom Cotton want to use the military to quell riots. That would be catastrophic.
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I Can’t Breathe: Braving Tear Gas in a Pandemic
The first time I was teargassed, in Istanbul, Turkey, I thought I was going to die. Overwhelming pain flooded my eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. I couldn’t breathe. The most recent time I was teargassed, in November in Hong Kong, I paused to assess th
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Thousands Who Got COVID-19 in March Are Still Sick
The disease’s “long-haulers” have endured months of debilitating symptoms—and disbelief from doctors and friends.
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You Should Be Feeling Miserable
I want white people to stop killing us. I also want white people to stop watching us get killed.
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Listen: How Racism Kills Black Americans
After the killing of George Floyd, some leaders have suggested that racism should be declared a public-health crisis. Sherman James, a professor emeritus at Duke University, has made this case for decades. He’s studied the connection between health a
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America’s Generals Must Stand Up to Trump
Our military leaders are willing to take a bullet for this country. But are they prepared to take a pink slip?
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What Really Brought Down Steve King
In the 24 years he’s been in politics, Steve King, the Iowa Republican who has spoken of immigrants with “calves the size of cantaloupes” and cautioned that Americans cannot “restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” had never lost an el
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Resist The Urge To Simplify The Story
As protests multiply, uncertainty abounds—and Trump is using it to frighten Americans far from any violence.
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The Headlines That Are Covering Up Police Violence
News reports often use euphemistic phrases that fail to engage the complex realities of the recent protests.
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Biden Has Changed—For the Better
If one of the ultimate purposes of protest is to push politicians, Biden has shown that he is willing to be pushed.
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Police Reform Is Popular. Rioting Is Not.
Over the weekend, Representative Ilhan Omar, a left-leaning Minnesota Democrat, lamented, “Every single fire set ablaze, every single store that is looted, every time our community finds itself in danger, it is time that people are not spending talki
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Trump’s Words Are Not Meaningless Ramblings
Never mind what the courts say tomorrow. The president speaks the law as it is understood and applied today.
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How to Actually Fix America’s Police
George Floyd’s death is the latest in a long series of brutal encounters between the police and the people they are supposed to serve. Police abuse has targeted people of every race and class, but members of vulnerable populations and minority groups
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The NFL Is Suddenly Worried About Black Lives
When the league had the opportunity to be on the right side of history, it chose the coward’s path.
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Trump Gave Police Permission to Be Brutal
When the Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin dug his knee into the back of George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes while Floyd pleaded for help, he was merely following the president’s advice. “Please don’t be too nice,” Donald Trump told an audien
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Brands Have Nothing Real to Say About Racism
As Americans protested police brutality and the killing of George Floyd over the past week, they were met with tear gas and law-enforcement batons. The whole ghastly spectacle—eyesight lost to rubber bullets, people beaten and sometimes killed in the
The Atlantic5 мин. чтенияSociety
Now I Understand Why My Parents Were So Strict
Growing up, I thought they were unreasonable. Now I see that their rules were an appropriate reaction to the threats that face black people in the U.S.
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The False Hope of an American Rocket Launch
Even in the tumultuous Apollo era, the feats of the country’s space program were a momentary diversion, not a national salve.
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James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution
In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says the president is trying to turn Americans against one another.
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Paging Dr. Hamblin: Does Vitamin D Help Fight COVID-19?
Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, James Hamblin takes questions from readers about health-related curiosities, concerns, and obsessions. Have one? Email him at I have read that a higher vitamin-D level correlates with
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The Atlantic Daily: James Mattis Speaks Out
Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. General James Mattis, the former defense secret
The Atlantic4 мин. чтенияPolitics
Trump Is No Richard Nixon
As riots and looting have disordered cities across the United States, many have speculated that the troubles could help reelect President Donald Trump. The speculation is based on analogy. American cities were swept by riots in the mid-1960s, and the
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