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The Pandemic Experts Are Not Okay
Her phone is now a miserable metronome, ticking out the rhythm of the pandemic ever more rapidly as Arizona’s cases climb.
This Is Not a Normal Mental-Health Disaster
In April, texts to a federal emergency mental-health line were up 1,000 percent from the year before. The situation is ...
Americans Are Living in an Alternate History
The alternate history has traditionally been intellectual in its impulses: It treats history as a kind of equation, its ...
Why China Wants Trump to Win
That’s certainly what Trump believes. The Chinese, he tweeted, “are desperate to have Sleepy Joe Biden win the presidential ...
Our Minds Aren’t Equipped for This Kind of Reopening
Reopening is a mess. Photographs of crowds jostling outside bars, patrons returning to casinos, and a tightly packed, largely ...
Fashion’s Racism and Classism Are Finally Out of Style
Luxury fashion’s love of hierarchies has never been subtle. Telling people what they should look like often also requires ...
The Backlash Against PPP Is Why the U.S. Can’t Have Nice Things
The pandemic is out of control, the economy is in the toilet, and the weather is unpleasant, but at least the schadenfreude ...
How J. K. Rowling Became Voldemort
So it is unsurprising that two major fan sites, The Leaky Cauldron and MuggleNet, have distanced themselves from the books’ ...
Donald Trump’s Lost Cause
The president rode to power by exploiting racial grievance—and now the backlash against his inflammatory acts may doom his ...
The Unofficial Racism Consultants to the White Evangelical World
In the weeks since George Floyd’s death, Philip Pinckney has been inundated with messages from white evangelical pastors who ...
The U.S. Is Repeating Its Deadliest Pandemic Mistake
More than 40 percent of all coronavirus deaths in America have been in nursing homes. Here’s how it got so bad, and why there ...
Listen: How the Coronavirus Affects Kids
You’re reading The Atlantic’s free coronavirus coverage. Early on in the pandemic, it seemed as if kids were spared the worst ...