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Mikaela Shiffrin is ready to take over the Olympics. Here’s how to watch all her events

The 22-year-old U.S. skiing star is fighting off Michael Phelps comparisons and has a chance to win up to five medals in Pyeongchang.<p>Mikaela Shiffrin is now. She is history. She is the future.<p>The 22-year-old American Alpine skier is an outright marvel. And you shouldn’t miss a run in Pyeongchang if …

Winter Olympics

New Mexico Newspaper Apologizes for Cartoon Portraying ‘Dreamers’ as Muggers

ALBUQUERQUE — The editor of one of New Mexico’s leading newspapers, The Albuquerque Journal, issued an apology on Thursday over an editorial cartoon that many people interpreted as a bigoted attack on Hispanics.<p>Prompting outrage from prominent Democrats and Republicans in the state, the cartoon, by …

Immigration

To know Donald Trump’s faith is to understand his politics

‘Make America great again,’ he says. If it doesn’t pan out, it won’t be his fault: it will be yours, for doubting<p>The only surprising feature of Donald Trump’s first year in office is that it has been entirely predictable. So when I mention to colleagues that I have been researching Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Calling the Trump Era by Its Proper Name

Four terms that may capture the moment, each implying a different danger<p>Donald Trump’s first official State of the Union address—which seems as if it happened back in the 19th century, but in reality is five days in the past—highlighted something that was implicit in his campaign and increasingly …

Political Science

There's No Way Mueller Will Indict Trump

Those hoping the special counsel will prosecute the president are engaging in fantasy.<p>The latest revelations about President Trump have, once again, excited the interest of the public, leading to speculation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have amassed sufficient evidence to charge the …

Donald Trump

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

Donald Trump Jr

The Battle of Khe Sanh and Its Retellings

What one Vietnam War battle, celebrated by the press and the military as a turning point towards an inevitable American victory, says about certainty and authoritativeness.<p>Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: This is part of <i>The Atlantic’s</i> ongoing series looking back at 1968. All past articles and reader …

History

Millions of Americans Believe God Made Trump President

A surprisingly fascinating book explains why.<p>If Donald Trump gets a little bored on his flight home from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he can always page through a book handed to him by a delegate not long after he arrived: “God and Donald Trump.”<p>The volume, written by Stephen …

Donald Trump

18 for 2018: The Best Road Bikes Under $1,500

Looking to ride a century or join a local group ride without blowing your budget? We've got the bike for you<p>You don't have to spend a lot of cash to have a great ride. Some of the best tech from budget-blowing dream bikes is now available in less expensive versions that are not just economical but …

Social Security's 3 Purposes, and the 1 Thing It Was Never Intended For

America's most important social program is tasked with providing a financial backdrop for tens of millions of Americans.<p>As of November, according to …

Here’s What The Trumpists Don’t Understand About American Greatness

Consider what the state of our nation would be without the accumulated protections over a century of progressive legislation.<p>The case for Donald …

President Trump’s New Judicial Nominee Is ‘Moral Poison’

President Donald Trump’s pick for a lifetime seat on the federal bench in North Carolina is the latest sign of how our politics have descended. A …

Americans Can't Afford to Grow Used to This

A year into the presidency of Donald Trump, the country is in danger of accepting the unacceptable.<p>We’re nearly a full year into the Trump presidency. Steve Bannon has been removed from the NSC Principals’ committee, and then purged from the Trump circle. Stocks are up, taxes are down—at least for …

George Bernard Shaw

This is one of the most racist remarks a contemporary politician has made about drug policy

A Republican lawmaker blamed marijuana use by black people on “character makeup” and “genetics.”<p>Rarely is racism by a politician so explicit.<p>Asked about marijuana legalization over the weekend at a legislative coffee event, a Kansas lawmaker, Republican state Rep. Steve Alford, gave a shocking …

‘Wet Dream Team’ booted from rec league for racist jerseys

It’s lights out for the “Wet Dream Team.”<p>A youth basketball team in Ohio has been kicked out of a Cincinnati recreational league after a parent took …

Donald Trump Goes Full Fredo

But unlike the Godfather character, the president of the United States is backed by powerful people enabling him.<p>“I can handle things. I’m smart! Not like everybody says, like dumb. I’m smart and I want respect!”<p>This morning’s presidential Twitter outburst recalls those words of Fredo Corleone’s in …

Donald Trump

It's Been an Open Secret All Along

The scandal of Michael Wolff’s new book isn’t its salacious details—it’s that everyone in Washington has known its key themes, and refused to act.<p>Three months ago, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> unloaded their first big report about Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual …

Michael Oreskes

This is going to be the KO of the year and 2018 is 3 days old

He NEVER saw this coming.<p>A Ganryujima event in Japan gave us one of the best knockouts you’ll see, when Satoshi “Tiger” Date pulled out this Rolling Thunder in a moment we’ll all remember for the rest of the year.<p>This is a violent work of art. Date’s opponent, Shunsuke Kazuki, totally thought he …

Never Mind Churchill, Clement Attlee Is a Model for These Times

For anyone with what used to be called “progressive tendencies,” the best, if largely overlooked, book of last year was surely John Bew’s biography of Clement Attlee, the leader of the British Labour Party through the Second World War, and then Prime Minister in the first great postwar Labour …

The Retreat to Tribalism

Imagine three kids running around a maypole, forming a chain with their arms. The innermost kid is holding the pole with one hand. The faster they run, the more centrifugal force there is tearing the chain apart. The tighter they grip, the more centripetal force there is holding the chain together. …

Republican Party

How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt

WASHINGTON — During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.<p>About three weeks earlier, …

Donald Trump

What’s Red, Blue, and Broke All Over? America.

If the blue states hated Trump, the GOP, and the heartland before this tax bill, one must wonder what revenge they will inflict once they get back in …

Tiffany Trump Skin-Tight Style Instagram Steals First Daughter Spotlight From Ivanka Trump Bikini Babe Pose

Ivanka Trump and Tiffany Trump turned the holiday season into the season for controversy, making history in a very different way. For decades, First …

This Crazy New Optical Illusion Shows if You Have 'Curvature Blindness'

We are freaking out.<p>Everybody loves a good optical illusion - and this newly discovered perception trick has us questioning how we see the world …

The Trump-Russia Probe Is About to Get Uglier

Unpleasant facts are spilling out. Republicans don't want to know them.<p>Here are two certainties about the Trump-Russia investigation. It won't end soon. It will get uglier.<p>A new shoe drops almost daily in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. First, Former national security adviser Michael Flynn …

Donald Trump

Rob Scallon Rocks Out Respectably on a Tiny Toy Guitar That He Purchased for a Dollar

The very talented and adventurous musician Rob Scallon went to his local Dollar Tree, purchased a tiny, toy guitar for a dollar, hooked it up to some …

Republicans’ Tax Lies Show the Rot Spreads Wide and Runs Deep

On Thursday morning, The New York Times revealed that Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, has been lying for months about Republican tax plans. Mnuchin has repeatedly claimed the existence of a Treasury report that — unlike every independent, nonpartisan assessment — found that these plans …

Donald Trump

This $16 Oil Is an Acne "Miracle Worker," According to 5000 Amazon Reviewers

Thanks to Amazon's blatantly honest customer reviews, it's commonplace to stumble upon an absolute gem of a product while browsing the e-commerce …

Skin Care

Is There an Evangelical Crisis?

About 20 years ago, the eminent sociologist of religion Christian Smith coined a useful and resonant phrase, describing evangelical Christianity in the post-1960s United States as both “embattled and thriving.”<p>By this Smith meant that evangelicals had maintained an identity in a secularizing …

Faith

The Nationalist's Delusion

Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.<p>THIRTY YEARS AGO, nearly half of Louisiana voted for a Klansman, and the media struggled to explain why.<p>It was 1990 and David Duke, the former grand …

Political Science