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City Frogs Are the Sexiest Frogs

2 hours 57 min ago
Two new studies show how certain animals can adapt to the din of human activity in surprising ways.  https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/12/city-frogs-are-sexier/577744/?utm_source=feed

What Keeps Black Holes From Expanding Everywhere?

3 hours 30 min ago
Black holes are somehow able to grow constantly without changing their size. Physics might finally be able to explain why.https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/12/black-holes-complexity/577648/?utm_source=feed

Theresa May Is Running Out of Options

3 hours 53 min ago
After she canceled a key Brexit vote, few possibilities remain: no confidence, no deal, or no Brexit at all.https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/12/theresa-may-cancels-brexit-vote-parliament-uk/577738/?utm_source=feed

Americans Are Weirdly Obsessed With Paper Towels

4 hours 30 min ago
Other countries swear by brooms, mops, and sponges. The U.S. prefers something more disposable.https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/12/paper-towels-us-use-consume/577672/?utm_source=feed

Trump’s Presidency Is a Test of Character

7 hours 29 min ago
Some who enter this president’s service are changed for the worse, while others are revealed to have been that way all along.https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/john-kelly-and-trumps-test-character/577708/?utm_source=feed

The Dangerous ‘New Phase’ for Donald Trump

8 hours 13 min ago
The incoming House Judiciary chairman says the president has allegedly been involved in “massive frauds against the American people.”https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/12/court-filings-present-new-perils-president-trump/577705/?utm_source=feed

Dear Therapist: I Don’t Know How to Set Boundaries with My Parents

8 hours 15 min ago
They say they’re trying to protect me and my brothers during the divorce process, but they’re dragging us into their problems.https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/12/setting-boundaries-parents-divorce/577510/?utm_source=feed

Trump Doesn’t Want a Chief of Staff

9 hours 15 min ago
Someone needs to get the White House under control—but the president won’t let it happen.https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/who-will-replace-john-kelly-trumps-chief-staff/577702/?utm_source=feed

Don't Shut Down the Internet's Biggest Jihadi Archive

9 hours 15 min ago
Jihadology.net is a valuable resource for researchers, even if terrorists make use of it, too.https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/dont-shut-down-internets-biggest-jihadi-archive/577630/?utm_source=feed

A Love Letter to Tennis

9 hours 15 min ago
The Circuit, Rowan Ricardo Phillips’s latest book, deftly chronicles the sport’s 2017 season with a joyful reverence.https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/12/circuit-rowan-ricardo-phillipss-ode-tennis/577606/?utm_source=feed

John Delaney Is Playing the Long Game

9 hours 15 min ago
The Maryland Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate has visited all 99 of Iowa’s counties—well before many better-known Democrats have even decided whether to run.https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/12/john-delaney-has-been-playing-the-long-game/577597/?utm_source=feed

The Real Roots of American Rage

9 hours 15 min ago
The untold story of how anger became the dominant emotion in our politics and personal lives—and what we can do about it.https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/charles-duhigg-american-anger/576424/?utm_source=feed

As Good an Attorney General as We’re Likely to Get

Sun, 2018-12-09 14:48
William Barr’s statements raise serious questions, but he appears far more qualified than the other candidates Trump reportedly considered for the post.https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/ben-wittes-william-barr-attorney-general-better-alternatives/577699/?utm_source=feed

How To Sing

Sun, 2018-12-09 13:00
Melinda Josie

from a hymnal

Moderately
Moderately slow
Moderately fast
With vigor
In flowing style
Boldly
Well marked
Fervently
With dignity
With great dignity
Joyously
Joyously, but not too fast
Resolutely
With stately vigor
Rather slowly
Not too slowly
Majestically
With joyous dignity
With movement
With flow

Letters: ‘Dingell Has Hit on a Solution to Cut the Gordian Knot’

Sun, 2018-12-09 09:00
Readers respond to John D. Dingell’s proposal for how to fix Congress.https://www.theatlantic.com/letters/archive/2018/12/readers-respond-john-dingell-fixing-congress/577534/?utm_source=feed

The Haunting Last Letters of Sylvia Plath

Sun, 2018-12-09 09:00
As tragedy approaches, she is stricken, broken—and at the height of her artistic powers.https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/sylvia-plath-final-letters/576400/?utm_source=feed

The Benefits of a Foreign-Language Tattoo

Sun, 2018-12-09 08:00
Even when it goes wrong, body art in another tongue can be a good thing. An Object Lesson.https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/12/benefits-foreign-language-tattoo/577576/?utm_source=feed

Arab Countries Are a Minefield for Scholars

Sun, 2018-12-09 07:00
Matthew Hedges wasn’t the first academic to stand accused of espionage, and he won’t be the last.https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/why-students-like-matthew-hedges-get-mistaken-spies/577663/?utm_source=feed

Comey Testified That We’ve Become ‘Numb’ to Trump’s Lies

Sun, 2018-12-09 06:00
During a closed-door hearing on Friday, an FBI official accompanying him also confirmed that the special counsel is pursuing a possible obstruction of justice case against the president.https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/12/comey-defended-his-decision-hillarys-emails/577696/?utm_source=feed

The Mysterious Return of Manafort’s ‘Russian Brain’

Sun, 2018-12-09 06:00
Mueller says the former Trump campaign chairman repeatedly lied about his interactions with Konstantin Kilimnik, a man with ties to Russian intelligence.https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/12/mueller-manafort-lied-about-russian-brain-kilimnik/577693/?utm_source=feed

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