Cannabidiol-infused foods won’t get you high, probably won’t cure your anxiety, and are very likely illegal. On the plus side, they still taste good.
The AtlanticFrom lollipops to empanadas, CBD-infused foods have popped up in restaurants across America in the past year. But questions about their effectiveness and legality persist, writes @amandamull
Uber and similar companies aren’t driving huge changes in the way that Americans make a living.
The Atlantic"The gig economy might be new and big and radical and transformative ... But Uber and similar companies were not and are not driving tidal changes in the way that Americans make a living," argues @AnnieLowrey
There are real costs to such a move—but the public needs to know what was said between Trump and Putin.
The Atlantic"Trump’s determination to defy normal presidential operating procedures to keep secret his private conversations with Putin only lends credibility to the worst suspicions." Subpoena the interpreter, argues @DavidFrum
The death of Jordan Hankins is an unusual case of potential campus hazing, but the fallout is following a familiar pattern.
The AtlanticA new lawsuit alleges that sorority hazing played a role in the suicide of Northwestern student Jordan Hankins—which would make it an unusual case in the long history of campus hazing deaths, writes @AshleyFetters
The motivations and aspirations of the self-proclaimed “first daughter” remain a mystery.
The Atlantic23/ Ivanka Trump is many things. Among them, according to @CaitlinPacific: “less powerful than she seemed … but still firmly wedged in there at the very center of whatever is going on in our strange, unpredictable, and increasingly dangerous White House.”
The rare rebuke that John Roberts made in November is evidence that he fears for the viability of our political system.
The Atlantic33/ That Chief Justice Roberts “felt compelled to take the step of publicly correcting the president suggests he believes Trump’s behavior threatens not just the authority of the Supreme Court but the viability of our political system,” writes @SStossel.
Donald Trump is also the first president to weaponize a government closure in an attempt to strong-arm policy concessions from his opponents.
The Atlantic34/ The United States is in the midst of No. 34 on our list: the longest government shutdown in history. Funding for the food-stamp program, on which more than 38 million Americans rely, will soon run out, reports @Saahil_Desai.
President Trump tried to unilaterally strip a CIA director’s security clearance, but it’s still unclear whether he actually did.
The Atlantic36/ @DavidFrum reminds us that in August 2018, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the administration would be withdrawing former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance—motivated explicitly by the president’s personal animus.
The president’s resistance to learning will long outlive his administration.
The Atlantic@sarahzhang 39/ Trump and his enablers, warns @RadioFreeTom, “inoculated a huge swath of the American public against ever being informed about anything” by attacking countless authoritative sources. The president’s legacy will be a resistance to learning.
In his inaugural appearance as White House press secretary, Sean Spicer set the tone for the next two years.
The Atlantic47/ Sean Spicer’s inauguration-crowd-size claim quickly became an internet phenomenon—triggering fact-checks and viral side-by-side photos—but it was also oddly, absurdly prescient, writes @megangarber.
“Unthinkable” is a special project from The Atlantic, cataloging the 50 most norm-shattering moments of the Trump administration.
The Atlantic(Thread) Two years into the Trump presidency, the velocity of the news coming out of the White House has been chaotic—with hundreds of norm-shattering moments that would have been unimaginable under most previous presidents, Republican or Democratic.
The AtlanticIt's been almost two years since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president. To mark this occasion, we ranked the fifty most unthinkable moments from his presidency. #TrumpUnthinkable
A website connects people who have misplaced their rings with metal detectorists who know where to look.
The AtlanticLosing a wedding ring can be painful and expensive for couples. But for metal-detector owners who specialize in finding them, it can present a major opportunity to intervene and be the hero, writes @jessicadelfino
Readers tell James Fallows about the effects they're seeing from the closure of the government—and where responsibility lies.
The AtlanticMore readers write in to @JamesFallows about effects of the shutdown: "Morale was already shot as [our branch of the State Department] had been hollowed out as a cost-saving measure, but this is just brutal. Sooner or later, something's got to give."
The Atlantic"This strikes me as yet another way in which the shutdown hurts our core economic competitiveness." The government closure is degrading the GPS system, a reader tells @JamesFallows
America’s retreat from Syria began Friday despite bipartisan opposition and conflicting goalposts from top officials.
The AtlanticWhen Trump announced last month that American troops would leave Syria, bipartisan opposition—and the resignation of several top foreign-policy officials—followed. That didn't stop the pullout, which began Friday, writes @kgilsinan
Censorship in the country is more complicated than many Westerners imagine.
The Atlantic"The authorities are aware that a touch of liberty is often better than a boot in the face to keep people in line." @XLHawkins and @jwassers on the complicated reality of censorship in China