Category: Opinions

What It’s Like for Secular, Liberal Pro-Lifers at the March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Friday morning, a few hours before the start of the March for Life —the 46th annual event held to commemorate the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision and call for its repeal—banners waved

Chigozie Obioma’s Homerian Epic

Moments before setting the novel’s central journey into motion, the protagonist of An Orchestra of Minorities makes a simple declaration about the woman he loves. “I’m ready to do anything to marry her,” the beleaguered

Unbelievable Vehicles Invading America!

Coming to get you, your job, and your women! (Blue tape included.)

The Atlantic Daily: Removing a President

What We’re Following More than two years after the Larry Nassar scandal rocked Michigan State University, the fallout continues to grow. On Wednesday, President John Engler, appointed a year ago after the scandal first hit,

Despite Tariffs and the Shutdown, Trump Still Has Supporters on the Farm

Midwestern farmers suffering from a long-term economic squeeze see the President as the “better evil.”

Los Angeles Teachers are On Strike: Now’s the Time to Press DeVos on School Choice

There is no end to what Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos could be investigated for, something several newly seated Democratic lawmakers have vowed to do. A recent petition created by the group Student Debt Crisis

U.S. Republicans Are Fueling an Assault on Anti-Corruption Efforts in Guatemala

A president who won office on an anti-corruption platform, is moving to end a United Nations agreement that supports investigations into corruption. The Guatemalan president has sought, and found, support within the U.S. Republican Party.

The Atlantic Daily: Mayday

What We’re Following The political impasse over the U.S. government shutdown continues, matched now by the tumult across the Atlantic. More than two years after citizens in the United Kingdom voted in favor of Brexit,

At Root a Radical. A New Book Re-Examines Martin Luther King’s Quest for Economic Justice

He refused to choose between economic equality and an end to racially-based discrimination.

Jay Inslee’s Climate Change Gambit

In what could be a crowded field of Democratic contenders for the office of president, Jay Inslee is seeking to set himself apart. So rather than focusing on bread-and-butter issues like raising the federal minimum

The Atlantic Bears Witness to Trump’s Destructive Presidency

In a November 2016 editorial, The Atlantic warned that Donald Trump would be a threat to the republic—and a danger to democracy itself. In the course of making our case that he was unfit to

Letters: ‘He Has Been Going to Work Every Day, Not Knowing When He Is Going to Get Paid.’

We Asked Readers: Have you or others you know been impacted by the shutdown? Here’s how readers responded. We have two family members who are government employees—they are a family of four with one on

An Address from the Xenophobe in Chief

Trump has proved a master at conflating illegal immigration (which is way down) with asylum claims made by families escaping violence in Central America.

What’s DNA Got to Do with It

I see similarities between Elizabeth Warren’s situation and that of many black people.

The Atlantic Daily: What Makes a Border

What We’re Following 1. Negotiations to end the U.S.-government shutdown are still stalled as President Donald Trump remains steadfast in his demand for money to build a southern-border wall—a major campaign promise. Even if a

Rescinding a Human Rights Award to Angela Davis Was Cowardly and Unfair

One would think that opposing Israel control of Palestinian territories seized in the 1967 war, which the international community recognizes as a foreign belligerent occupation, would not be particularly controversial.

The Thoughtful Raunch of Sex Education

The Netflix algorithm is getting stronger. Consider Sex Education, a new British dramedy patched together so perspicaciously from pieces of existing hits that you can virtually see the stitches. Like The End of the F***ing

Trump Is Grinding the System to a Halt

The nation’s roughly 15,000 air-traffic controllers don’t do exactly what some people might imagine—namely, keep airplanes from completely losing their way or falling out of the sky. As William Langewiesche memorably described in The Atlantic