The Atlantic Trump's Depressingly Normal Speech About Afghanistan 2017-08-21T23:46:43.000000000-04:00 The president’s defiance of the conventional wisdom on Afghanistan had been one of his strengths—but on Monday, he embraced the same approach as his predecessors. Full Transcript: Donald Trump Announces His Afghanistan Policy 2017-08-21T22:06:29.000000000-04:00 “No place is beyond the reach of American might and American arms.” Trump's Plan for Afghanistan: No Timeline for Exit 2017-08-21T21:28:00.000000000-04:00 Despite prime-time billing for the president’s announcement, Americans heard a familiar argument about extending the war in Afghanistan. The Atlantic Daily: Light and Shadow 2017-08-21T19:05:49.000000000-04:00 Next steps for the war in Afghanistan, a choice facing Trump's advisers, the Great American Eclipse, and more The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Moon Trumps Sun 2017-08-21T17:31:55.000000000-04:00 Americans watched as the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in decades swept across the country. The President Who Looked at the Sun 2017-08-21T17:15:00.000000000-04:00 Despite warnings, Trump gazed directly at the eclipse. Trump Breaks a Taboo—and Pays the Price 2017-08-21T15:45:25.000000000-04:00 The past week brought violent conflict over symbols and values held sacred—and an act of sacrilege. How Climate Change Canceled the Grizzly Salmon Run 2017-08-21T15:00:00.000000000-04:00 On an Alaskan island, one of nature’s greatest spectacles is shutting down, as brown bears abandon fish in favor of a surprising alternative. The Foreign Places an Eclipse Can Take You 2017-08-21T14:42:00.000000000-04:00 One of the great joys of an eclipse is when it pushes you out of your way. Coaching Players for Life 2017-08-21T14:24:32.000000000-04:00 University of Michigan's John Beilein reflects on 40 years of mentoring young athletes.