The stability of working-class family life has eroded—and elite policy makers are partially to blame.
The Atlantic: Ideas"Declines in working-class marriage—and all the pathologies that have followed in their wake—cannot be divorced from policy and cultural choices that elites have made," argue @WilcoxNMP and @hamandcheese
The president, trapped without a decent exit in a predicament of his own making, will yield everything and get nothing.
The Atlantic: Ideas"Trump will cope by locking himself into the Fox News closed-feedback system of flattering disinformation, emerging only to emit enraged tweets pretending he won big ... But he will have lost. Lost humiliatingly," argues @davidfrum
According to our research, populist governments have deepened corruption, eroded individual rights, and inflicted serious damage on democratic institutions.
The Atlantic: Ideas"50 percent of populists either rewrote or amended their country’s constitution ... frequently with the aim of eliminating presidential term limits and reducing checks and balances on executive power." @Yascha_Mounk and @jkyleindc
The Massachusetts senator will deliver a speech on Thursday that demonstrates her differences with other progressives—particularly with respect to China.
The Atlantic: Ideas"She’s closer to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who tried to contain China and cooperate with it at the same time, than Sanders, who doesn’t describe it as a rival at all. If her vision is less radical, it may also be more realistic." @PeterBeinart
Only one of America’s major political parties relies on stoking hatred and fear against those outside its coalition.
The Atlantic: Ideas"Only one side of this divide remotely resembles a coalition based on ethnic and religious lines, and only one side has committed itself to a political strategy that relies on stoking hatred and fear of the other," argues @AdamSerwer
If the governor’s race had taken place in another country, the State Department would have questioned its legitimacy.
The Atlantic: Ideas"Under Kemp, Georgia purged more than 1.5 million voters from the rolls, eliminating 10.6 percent of voters from the state’s registered electorate from 2016 to 2018 alone," writes @ProfCAnderson
Academic recognition shouldn’t hinge on a scholar’s moral character.
The Atlantic: Ideas"Lots of people recognized for giving the world something of great value were bad people. What’s the point in denying their contributions to their field, perhaps the only good that they ever offered others?" asks @conor64
The authors of the Fourteenth Amendment were clear that the United States is one nation, with one class of citizens, and that citizenship extends to everyone born here.
The Atlantic: Ideas"If the administration attempts to strip citizenship from millions of Americans—millions of people who have never known any other country—the trapdoor to dictatorship will have fallen open," writes @Profepps
The pop star has long avoided partisan politicking—but in the culture industries, making a show of social liberalism is increasingly the only option.
The Atlantic: Ideas"If you were to find yourself in this hyper-competitive world, well, you’d be foolish not to emulate the highest-status people you could find." @reihan on Taylor Swift and the cultural power of wokeness
A 2018 survey found that more than 45 percent of college women kept silent about sexual assaults.
The Atlantic: Ideas"Only 3 percent of women in the 1980s who—like Ford—had a man climb on top of them, hold them down, and attempt unwanted sex acts reported the incident to police ... 42 percent of victims told no one at all." Mary Koss and Alexandra Rutherford report
Can editors shape a constructive conversation about #MeToo while under pressure to act as its partisans?
The Atlantic: IdeasPublications that repress dissenting viewpoints "sacrifice public discourse, which must include all widely held perspectives on a given issue to function well." @conor64 on why The New York Review of Books shouldn't have fired Ian Buruma
A good political interviewer tries to knock her subject off his talking points.
The Atlantic: Ideas"A good politician delivers his 'key messages' so personably you don’t even notice you’re being served canned goods. A good political interviewer ... tries to nudge the subject onto something unrehearsed." @JessicaYellin on Kavanaugh's Fox News interview
It’s 2011—not 2001—that defines the challenge facing the United States and its allies in combatting jihadism.
The Atlantic: Ideas"Jihadis no longer speak to communities from the ivory tower of vanguard ideas. They are fighting the local fight, and that has enhanced their relevance and bred success." @hxhassan on why the war against extremism is not working