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<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Soft but Crushing Social Pressures

Fri, 2017-12-15 18:11
Corker's support for the tax plan, Disney's merger with 21st Century Fox, beyond the net-neutrality debate, and morehttps://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2017/12/the-atlantic-daily-december-15-2017/548567/?utm_source=feed

<i>The Atlantic</i> Politics & Policy Daily: Tax on Deck

Fri, 2017-12-15 17:45
Republicans finalized their tax plan, and secured support from Senators Marco Rubio and Bob Corker, keeping them on track for a floor vote next week.https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/the-atlantic-politics-policy-daily-tax-on-deck/548582/?utm_source=feed

How Republicans Closed the Deal on Tax Cuts

Fri, 2017-12-15 15:49
With late support from Senators Bob Corker and Marco Rubio on a package finalized Friday, the GOP is on the precipice of a major legislative victory next week.https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/how-republicans-closed-the-deal-on-tax-cuts/548555/?utm_source=feed

American War

Fri, 2017-12-15 15:41
What holds a society together in the absence of common ideas?https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/12/american-war-religion/548543/?utm_source=feed

Net Neutrality Was Never Enough

Fri, 2017-12-15 15:05
The internet is as much the enemy as it is the hero of contemporary life.https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/12/net-neutrality-was-never-enough/548549/?utm_source=feed

Photos of the Week: Giant Skulls, Leopards, a Space Capsule Landing

Fri, 2017-12-15 13:45
The Thomas Fire in southern California, leopards in India and New York, unrest in the West Bank and Argentina, Christmas in a Brazilian prison, and much more.https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/12/photos-of-the-week-giant-skulls-leopards-a-space-capsule-landing/548525/?utm_source=feed

The Annotated ‘Nationalist’s Delusion’

Fri, 2017-12-15 13:09
Adam Serwer explains how his argument came together.https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/the-annotated-nationalists-delusion/548519/?utm_source=feed

The 24 Best Television Episodes of 2017

Fri, 2017-12-15 13:05
Staff selections from a year of great TVhttps://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/12/the-24-best-tv-episodes-of-2017/548396/?utm_source=feed

It's Really Hard to Know When a Zoo Animal Is Pregnant

Fri, 2017-12-15 12:34
Poop mapping, dog pregnancy kits, bribing pandas for ultrasounds—zoos often have to get creative to figure out when their animals will give birth.https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/zoo-animal-pregnancy-test/548426/?utm_source=feed

A Week Around the World With <i>The Atlantic</i>

Fri, 2017-12-15 11:55
Russia, the United States, and the unpredictability of Trumphttps://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/12/a-week-around-the-world-with-the-atlantic/548495/?utm_source=feed

The Weaponization of Awkwardness

Fri, 2017-12-15 11:45
Don't make a scene. Look the other way. Social discomfort has long been used to maintain the status quo.https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/12/the-weaponization-of-awkwardness/548291/?utm_source=feed

Everything You Never Thought to Ask About Astronaut Food

Fri, 2017-12-15 11:42
“Burping in microgravity is probably not something you want to do a lot of.”https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/astronaut-food-international-space-station/548255/?utm_source=feed

Oil Has Cursed Venezuela

Fri, 2017-12-15 11:25
The political prisoner Leopoldo López wrote from his cell that something is terribly wrong with his country—but it can be fixed.https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/12/fixing-venezuela/548465/?utm_source=feed

Trump's Formidable Judicial-Appointment Machine Starts to Sputter

Fri, 2017-12-15 11:24
The president’s ability to get confirmations to the bench has been his brightest spot, but this week saw two nominees withdraw and a third humiliated by a Republican senator.https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/trump-judicial-fumble/548513/?utm_source=feed

How Oriana Fallaci's Writings on Islamism Are Remembered—and Reviled

Fri, 2017-12-15 11:05
The first authorized biography of a controversial Italian reporter sheds a new light on her legacy.https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/12/oriana-fallaci-journalist-views-islamism/544736/?utm_source=feed

Why We Should Be Worried about a War in Space

Fri, 2017-12-15 10:46
There aren't enough rules governing military behavior in the upper atmosphere.https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/why-we-should-be-worried-about-a-war-in-space/548507/?utm_source=feed

Where <i>BoJack Horseman</i> Season 4 Shone Brightest

Fri, 2017-12-15 10:34
The animated Netflix show’s two best episodes this year experimented with narrative to bring the private pain of its female characters to light.https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/12/where-bojack-horseman-season-4-shone-brightest/547730/?utm_source=feed

Why Everybody Should Be Very Afraid of the Disney Death Star

Fri, 2017-12-15 10:31
The first episode of the Streaming Wars is over. The rebels won. Now the empire strikes back.https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/12/disney-21st-century-fox/548492/?utm_source=feed

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Impair Memory

Fri, 2017-12-15 10:25
Drinking moderately might still be affecting your brain, even if you never black out.https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/12/even-small-amounts-of-alcohol-impair-memory/548474/?utm_source=feed

The Things Kids Carried

Fri, 2017-12-15 10:00
A photo essay offers a glimpse of student backpacks from around the world.https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/12/the-things-kids-carried/548105/?utm_source=feed

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