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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 more

<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.

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.

American War

Fri, 2017-12-15 15:41
What holds a society together in the absence of common ideas?

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.

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.

The Annotated ‘Nationalist’s Delusion’

Fri, 2017-12-15 13:09
Adam Serwer explains how his argument came together.

The 24 Best Television Episodes of 2017

Fri, 2017-12-15 13:05
Staff selections from a year of great TV

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.

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

Fri, 2017-12-15 11:55
Russia, the United States, and the unpredictability of Trump

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Things Kids Carried

Fri, 2017-12-15 10:00
A photo essay offers a glimpse of student backpacks from around the world.