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No, Vaccinated People Are Not ‘Just as Likely’ to Spread the Coronavirus as Unvaccinated People

For many fully vaccinated Americans, the Delta surge spoiled what should’ve been a glorious summer. Those who had cast their masks aside months ago were asked to dust them off. Many are still taking no chances. Some have even returned to all the same precautions they took before getting their shots, including avoiding the company of other fully vaccinated...

What It Was Like for Me to Watch Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony

Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings was the first thing on my mind when I woke up on September 27, 2018. From my own experience in 1991, I knew that from the minute Ford began her testimony, her life would never be the same.Some parts of my heart, stomach, and head were with Ford as she testified...

The Five Coup Schemes of Donald J. Trump

Last year, John Eastman, whom CNN describes as an attorney working with Donald Trump’s legal team, wrote a preposterous memo outlining how then–Vice President Mike Pence could overturn the 2020 election by fiat or, failing that, throw the election to the House of Representatives, where Republicans could install Trump in office despite his loss to Joe...

The Non-coastal Elites

American wealth and power usually have a certain look: glass-walled penthouse apartments in glittering urban skyscrapers, sprawling country mansions, ivy-covered prep schools, vacation homes in the Hamptons. These are the outward symbols of an entrenched oligarchy, the political-economic ruling class portrayed by the media that entertains us and the...

The Experiment Podcast: The Original Anti-Vaxxer

Listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThis week, President Joe Biden rolled out a large-scale federal mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for two-thirds of the American workforce, impacting more than 100 million people across the public and private sectors. Some lawmakers have already called the mandate unconstitutional,...

What Germany’s Far Right Has Taught Us

When Germany heads to the polls this weekend, the far-right Alternative for Germany will again be on the ballot, once a fringe presence that has become the largest—and most loathed—opposition party in the Bundestag. It has stood at the center of scandal after scandal, yet unlike other far-right parties across Europe, its experience in mainstream politics...

Can Watching Other People Get Therapy Help Me Too?

I watched the entirety of Couples Therapy from my childhood bedroom while visiting my parents in July. It was as apt a time and place as any for entertaining some heavy psychoanalytic ideas that would, no doubt, cause me to reflect on my life. The Showtime docuseries follows Orna Guralnik, a real-life psychologist in New York, as she works with couples...

Full Lineup Announced for The Atlantic Festival’s Ideas StageHappening Live September 27–30 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Atlantic Festival kicks off today for an expanded seven days of must-attend experiences and conversations on September 22–24 and 27–30––with virtual events happening from Washington, D.C., and streamed to subscribers and audiences around the world.The full schedule has been released for next week’s Ideas Stage, happening September 27–30 from 2 to...

Why Hasn’t Elon Musk Been to Space Yet?

Updated at 11:51 a.m. ET on September 22, 2021.On the day that SpaceX’s first space tourists launched, Elon Musk was there at Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, to see them off, cheering as the private astronauts walked to the Teslas that would take them to suit up. And after they landed safely, having orbited Earth about 45 times, Musk was there again...

The Atlantic Daily: Let's Circle Back on That

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.Let’s circle back on that: We're giving American office culture its quarterly performance review.While the white-collar class is still tucked away at...

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