And that means it’s Congress’s job to set boundaries around presidential power.
Adrienne LaFrance"If congressional judgment is the unavoidable filter through which America as a nation discerns presidential wrong, Congress’s refusal to responsibly exercise that judgment is guaranteed to distort the country’s perception of presidential power..."
Adrienne LaFrance"I thought about many women while I was writing this essay. The two girls my mother had watched die, all the women who endured Lysol abortions."
This is a remarkable essay. @CaitlinPacific's latest
A tectonic demographic shift is under way. Can the country hold together?
Adrienne LaFrance"When a group that has traditionally exercised power comes to believe that its eclipse is inevitable, and that the destruction of all it holds dear will follow, it will fight to preserve what it has—whatever the cost."
This is important, by @YAppelbaum
Retired senior military officers are growing more concerned that the Trump administration doesn’t want their advice—and they’re struggling with how much they can say publicly.
Adrienne LaFranceRetired General Joseph Dunford to @kgilsinan and @LeahFeiger: “For the U.S. military, being apolitical is a critical element of civilian control of the military—an absolute in a democracy. The alternative is a military dictatorship.”
Among the president’s new picks: the actor Jon Voight—who’s a fan of his—and the U.S. military bands
Adrienne LaFranceOh look, @PeterAtlantic got a hold of the president's list of recipients for the National Medal of Arts. Trump opted not to recognize any contributions in dance, theater, or literature.
The former vice president still appears to be the Democratic front-runner. So why does everyone say his campaign is doomed?
Adrienne LaFrance“Biden’s campaign lives in a dual reality, like Schrödinger’s cat, where the former vice president is at once being written off as finished and yet still a front-runner in most national and state polls...”
An artist’s job is to tell the truths we can’t ignore.
Adrienne LaFrance“At the end of the day, our job as artists is to tell the truth as we see it. If telling the truth is an inherently political act, so be it.” @Lin_Manuel’s first @TheAtlantic byline
News images from New Delhi seem cut from an apocalyptic outbreak film.
Adrienne LaFrance“Flights are canceled and schools closed. Car owners are limited to driving only on certain days. Construction is stalled, and hospitals are flooded with disease, as they will be flooded with chronic effects in coming decades.”
Tech companies can help fix what’s wrong with digital political advertising. Instead, Twitter is declaring the problem insoluble.
Adrienne LaFrance“There is simply no reasonable way to enforce a ban like this... Partisans will continue to decry ads with messages they don’t like—the only difference is that they’ll be arguing over whether the ad’s content is political, rather than whether it’s true.”