“I had no choice but to leave,” General James Mattis says of his decision to resign as President Trump’s secretary of defense.
Bob Cohn"If you leave an administration, you owe a duty of silence," James Mattis tells @JeffreyGoldberg in his first interview since resigning as Defense Secretary. But, Mattis adds, "it's not eternal."
District of Columbia v. Heller recognized an individual right to possess a firearm under the Constitution. Here’s why the case was wrongly decided.
Bob CohnTwo months ago, just after turning 99, John Paul Stevens wrote that the ruling in a 2008 gun control case was “unquestionably the most clearly incorrect decision” in his 35 years on the Court.
Full memo from Atlantic Media chairman David G. Bradley announcing Cohn’s departure, and his appointment as a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School.
Bob CohnSome personal news: After nearly 11 years, I'll leave @TheAtlantic at end of summer to be an @IOP fellow at Harvard. Thrilled for some time to teach, learn, think beyond the inbox. I'm in awe of my colleagues here and proud of the work we have done.
In his nearly 50 years in journalism, James Fallows has crafted an enduring record of politics and global affairs. Today the American Academy of Arts and Sciences honored his work.
Bob Cohn.@JamesFallows today was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a huge honor. From some 100 cover stories he has written over 40+ years, we suggest these 8 as emblematic of his amazing work.
Her struggle with the issue suggests it won’t be easy to stop the consideration of race in admissions.
Bob CohnIn 2003, Sandra Day O'Connor wrote that race-based affirmative action would not be necessary within 25 years. But in 2017, she confessed to biographer Evan Thomas "that may have been a misjudgment." theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/… (And this is a good time to read about univ admissions!)
“Unthinkable” is a special project from The Atlantic, cataloging the 50 most norm-shattering moments of the Trump administration.
Bob CohnSometimes you do need a scorecard to track what's happening.
No. 28 Tweeting the wisdom of Mussolini
No. 26: Helping the Saudis cover up a murder
No. 11 Throwing paper towels at Puerto Ricans
No. 2 "Very fine people on both sides"