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<em>The Atlantic </em>Daily: Revolutionary Force

5 hours 34 min ago
Remembering Aretha Franklin, nuclear-arms reduction in Russia, Ted Cruz’s basketball skills, and more

<em>The Atlantic</em> Politics &amp; Policy Daily: Trump’s 92 Million Dollar Baby

6 hours 17 min ago
Trump’s November military parade will reportedly cost $92 million, $80 million more than initially estimated.

Trump Can't Even Honor Aretha Franklin Properly

6 hours 36 min ago
The president described the deceased soul legend first as a person who “worked for me,” a telling remark in his ongoing disparagement of black women.

Why the U.S. Should Provide Universal Basic Income

7 hours 5 min ago
The government should consider giving out monthly Social Security checks—no strings attached.

An Asteroid Named Aretha

8 hours 10 min ago
The Queen of Soul’s legacy can be found even among the cosmos.

AI-Driven Dermatology Could Leave Dark-Skinned Patients Behind

9 hours 26 min ago
Machine learning has the potential to save thousands of people from skin cancer each year—while putting others at greater risk.

Aretha Franklin’s Revolution

9 hours 35 min ago
The soul singer was an architect of the civil-rights movement as much as a witness to it.

Scientists Finally Crack Wheat’s Absurdly Complex Genome

9 hours 53 min ago
Their efforts will make it much easier to breed new varieties of the world’s most important crop.

The Perfect Aretha Franklin Song

10 hours 2 min ago
“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” best captures the effect the Queen of Soul had on audiences worldwide.

Trump and the N-Word

10 hours 37 min ago
It’s not the word that matters—it’s the sentiment.

‘I’m an Undocumented Citizen of This Country’

10 hours 37 min ago
Jose Antonio Vargas explains why his lack of papers shouldn’t disqualify him from being regarded as an American.

We Regret to Inform You That Russia Is (Probably) At It Again

10 hours 38 min ago
For Putin and company, election season in America is open season for meddling.

How Fertility Apps Exclude Fathers

10 hours 48 min ago
Making a baby “the old-fashioned way” is a two-person job, but many apps aimed at heterosexual couples assign all the work of getting pregnant to women.

Before and After Aretha

12 hours 8 min ago
The artist was unrivaled in her ability to shape her own work and image without bending to constraints.

Prashant Rao Named Global Editor of The Atlantic

12 hours 28 min ago
Rao to anchor The Atlantic’s expansion in Europe, based in London.

Why a Free Press Matters

12 hours 33 min ago
Journalists have been keeping a check on power since the creation of the First Amendment. Now, they’re being tested.

Photos: The Queen of Soul's Amazing Career

12 hours 35 min ago
A collection of images of Aretha Franklin’s incredible life of performance, spanning the past five decades.

The Women Who Gave Trump the White House Could Tip the Midterms to Democrats

13 hours 17 min ago
The fate of the House majority may depend on whether working-class white women turn on the GOP this fall—or simply sit out the election.

Remembering the Incomparable Aretha Franklin

13 hours 33 min ago
The legendary soul singer, who died at 76, leaves behind the definitive testament to the capabilities of the human voice.

It Was the Gatekeepers Who Failed

13 hours 51 min ago
The internet doesn’t actually offer an unconstrained marketplace of ideas.