The Atlantic Alabama's GOP Primary Is Just a Preview 2017-10-23T08:05:05.000000000-04:00 Despite controlling all three branches of government, Republican voters are still angry with their representation in Congress. The Republican Who Left Congress to Drain an Actual Swamp 2017-10-23T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Former Representative Candice Miller gave up a senior post in the House to manage the drains and sewers of Macomb County, Michigan. She has no regrets. Two Wounded Warriors 2017-10-22T12:33:01.000000000-04:00 Senator John McCain and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly offered starkly different visions of service—and of America. When Can Private Entities Censor Speech? 2017-10-22T11:03:02.000000000-04:00 Trump’s pressure on the NFL to censor its players is a First Amendment issue. Conspiracy Theories Are for Underdogs 2017-10-22T09:32:55.000000000-04:00 Donald Trump’s recent tweet about long-secret JFK files is a way for the president to try to reclaim a status that has repeatedly helped him. Does Trump Believe His Own Hype? 2017-10-22T08:00:00.000000000-04:00 The president insists that no administration has done as much as his—echoing similar claims made at moments of difficulty. The Gruesome, Bloody World of Victorian Surgery 2017-10-22T08:00:00.000000000-04:00 A new book follows Joseph Lister as he ushers surgery into the modern age. What If Women Had The Power? 2017-10-22T07:00:00.000000000-04:00 A stunning new speculative-fiction book by Naomi Alderman couldn’t be more timely. The Necessity of Questioning the Military 2017-10-22T06:00:00.000000000-04:00 Honoring the sacrifice of servicemembers requires understanding why they were put at risk, and demanding that those who did so hold themselves to account. Donald Trump Is Rush-Shipping Condolences to Military Families 2017-10-21T17:18:56.000000000-04:00 Four families of fallen servicemembers received next-day UPS letters from President Trump after a turbulent week in which Trump falsely claimed he had called “virtually all” of the families.