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The Making of a Moral Crisis

1 hour 4 min ago
How the many-chambered heart of the internet turned the Trump administration’s family-separation policy into a different kind of scandal.

Photos: A Tent City for Detained Children in Texas

1 hour 43 min ago
Inside a port of entry facility in Tornillo, Texas, temporary housing has been built for the newly overflowing population of unaccompanied minors and the children of detained migrant parents, under the new “zero-tolerance” policy.

How Did the GOP Find Itself Separating Families?

4 hours ago
The party of family values is now defending a government agency that is forcibly separating children from their parents.

The Outrage Over Family Separation Is Exactly What Stephen Miller Wants

4 hours 4 min ago
For President Trump’s senior adviser, the public outrage and anger elicited by policies like forced family separation are a feature, not a bug.

Shops Aren’t for Shopping Anymore

4 hours 14 min ago
Retail stores used to be places to buy things. Smartphones changed that, and retailers are struggling to invent new reasons, and methods, for shopping.

What J.D. Salinger Understood About Missed Connections

4 hours 14 min ago
A.M. Homes on the short-story writer’s “For Esmé—With Love and Squalor,” and the long-lasting effects of transient encounters

Letter: Trump’s North Korea Statements Are an ‘Acknowledgement of Reality’

4 hours 14 min ago
A reader weighs in on last week’s summit in Singapore.

Religious Leaders Condemn Family Separations—but Not Necessarily Trump

5 hours 14 min ago
His “zero-tolerance” policy has been called “traumatic” and “cruel.” But his most stalwart supporters are sticking with him.

From ‘I Alone Can Fix It’ to ‘Change the Laws!’

6 hours 14 min ago
President Trump once vowed he would single-handedly fix the system, but faced with an opportunity to end family separations at the border, he instead is passing the buck to Congress.

Poor Americans Really Are in Despair

6 hours 14 min ago
The wealth gap is also a happiness gap.

The Trump Administration’s Shifting Story on Family Separations

Mon, 2018-06-18 20:48
White House officials are sending mixed (and sometimes wrong) messages on their own policy’s origins.

A Choice Between Cruelty and Mercy

Mon, 2018-06-18 18:45
A 2,500-year-old play illustrates the emptiness of the administration’s arguments about enforcing the law.

Watch the U.S. Turn Away Asylum Seekers at the Border

Mon, 2018-06-18 18:31
Fleeing violence, a family faces the Trump administration's crackdown.

<em>The Atlantic</em> Politics &amp; Policy Daily: Zero Tolerance

Mon, 2018-06-18 18:03
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy amid mounting pressure from Democrats and Republicans to stop the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

<em>The Atlantic </em>Daily: Moral Reckoning

Mon, 2018-06-18 18:03
The Trump administration’s family-separation policy provokes increasing outrage. Plus the attorney general’s agenda, the challenge of parenting transgender children, and more.

How Exactly Do You Establish a Space Force?

Mon, 2018-06-18 18:00
President Trump has directed his military advisers to create a sixth military branch devoted to the cosmos, but doing so may require an act of Congress.

The Unlabelling of an ‘Anti-Muslim Extremist’

Mon, 2018-06-18 16:43
The Southern Poverty Law Center misstepped by including Maajid Nawaz on a 2016 list. But in trying to correct that mistake, it just made a new one.

Why Are Rich, White Girls Struggling in Math?

Mon, 2018-06-18 15:10
A new study reveals the extent to which children’s geographic surroundings contribute to gender disparities in schools.

Migration Is Down, Crime Is Low, But Merkel Is in Trouble

Mon, 2018-06-18 15:06
But she may have received an unexpected—if inadvertent—boost from President Trump.

The Supreme Court Would Prefer Not To

Mon, 2018-06-18 14:42
Amid the partisan crossfire of Washington, Gill v. Whitford provides the latest example of the justices keeping their heads down.