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    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: You’re Pardoned
    Nov22

    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: You’re Pardoned

    Today in 5 LinesPresident Trump pardoned a pair of turkeys as part of the annual Thanksgiving tradition. Asked about whether he supports Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Trump told reporters voters shouldn’t support Moore’s “liberal” rival, adding that Moore denies the sexual-misconduct allegations against him. The Federal...

    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: You’re Pardoned
    Nov22

    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: You’re Pardoned

    Today in 5 LinesPresident Trump pardoned a pair of turkeys as part of the annual Thanksgiving tradition. Asked about whether he supports Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Trump told reporters voters shouldn’t support Moore’s “liberal” rival, adding that Moore denies the sexual-misconduct allegations against him. The Federal...

    Can Russia ‘Help’ as Much as Trump Says It Can?
    Nov13

    Can Russia ‘Help’ as Much as Trump Says It Can?

    Donald Trump has a message for the “haters and fools”—those who pounced on him when he suggested, aboard Air Force One this past weekend, that he placed greater faith in Vladimir Putin’s denials about interfering in the 2016 U.S. election than in the conclusions of the “political hacks” in his own intelligence agencies.“Having a good...

    For Trump, the Interpersonal Is Political
    Nov13

    For Trump, the Interpersonal Is Political

    Man is a complex creature, and Donald Trump is no exception. The president is often willing to turn his ire on even his closest aides and allies, yet in other situations, he seems like he just wants to get along with everyone.During his trip to Asia, Trump’s comments about and with Vladimir Putin and Rodrigo Duterte produced predictable...

    Taking Putin’s Word For It
    Nov12

    Taking Putin’s Word For It

    When asked on Saturday about his conversation with Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific economic summit in Vietnam, President Donald Trump reported that the Russian president denied interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. That, of course, directly contradicts the conclusions of the U.S. intelligence community. “Every...

    Gangsters of the Mediterranean
    Nov10

    Gangsters of the Mediterranean

    Among the wealthy sophisticates who came and went from their seaside villas on the Spanish island of Mallorca, there was something that didn’t quite fit about the Russian who lived in a neoclassical mansion on the Avenida Portals Vells. Tall and powerfully built, with a flattened nose and graying, short-cropped hair, he looked more like an...

    Russian Money in Silicon Valley
    Nov09

    Russian Money in Silicon Valley

    A new trove of leaked documents, the so-called Paradise Papers, have revealed that Yuri Milner, a Russian businessman with extensive investments in Silicon Valley, used funds from two Kremlin-controlled—and now U.S.-sanctioned—banks to make large investments in Facebook and Twitter. Both stakes have been sold off, but Milner’s path to...

    Why Sign-Language Gloves Don’t Help Deaf People
    Nov09

    Why Sign-Language Gloves Don’t Help Deaf People

    Along with jet packs and hover boards, a machine to translate from any language to any other is so appealing as a fantasy that people are willing to overlook clunky prototypes as long as they can retain the belief that the future promised by science fiction has, at last, arrived. One particularly clunky subspecies of the universal language...

    The Atlantic Daily: Evolve and Unify
    Nov08

    The Atlantic Daily: Evolve and Unify

    What We’re FollowingElection Ups and Downs: Newly released Congressional testimony from Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide, reveals an extensive, complex, and at times contradictory web of connections between Page and Russia. Meanwhile, turning to this year’s campaign, Democrat Ralph Northam is facing off against President...

    A Collection of Lenins, on the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution
    Nov07

    A Collection of Lenins, on the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

    Russia is marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution on November 7, 2017. Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace, in the second of two revolutions in 1917, which, combined, ended Tsarist rule and set the stage for the creation of the Soviet Union. Lenin died in 1924, but his legacy and image have lived on...

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