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Police Arrest Man Over ‘Hoax’ Islamic State Activity

TORONTO—Canadian police have arrested a man on suspicion of lying about having joined the ISIS terrorist group and committed execution-style killings, charging him with “hoax-terrorist activity,” authorities said late on Friday. Starting in 2016, Shehroze Chaudhry, made social media posts talking about his role with…

Two Men Arrested for Plotting ISIS Attacks on Trump Tower, NYSE: Officials

Two men have been arrested on accusations of plotting a terrorist attack in New York City, including the Trump Tower in Manhattan, according to officials. Kristopher Sean Matthews, of Elgin, South Carolina, had the alias “Ali Jibreel,” and officials said he was conspiring with other…

What the Supreme Court Fight Means for the Senate Majority

The struggle over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the Supreme Court could help propel Democrats to the brink of a Senate majority in November’s election. But whether it lifts them over that threshold could turn on the terms of the confirmation fight. Given the nature…

The Election Is Already Under Way in America’s Courts

Although the election is not technically until November 3, election season is already well under way—most significantly in the dozens of election-litigation cases that are determining how people can vote, whether they can vote, and whether their votes will be counted. In the many cases…

Britain Turns Over Evidence to US in ISIS ‘Beatles’ Case

LONDON—Britain says it has turned over to U.S. authorities evidence against two members of an alleged terror cell known as “the Beatles,” ending a drawn out legal battle to block the handover of the information. The evidence against Shafee El Sheikh and Alexanda Kotey was…

Can Democrats Stop the Nomination?

Anyone confidently predicting one way or another whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can seat a new justice on the Supreme Court is blustering. Here is the only thing that’s certain: The coming fight will not be resolved by principle—no matter how senators talk or…

The Pandemic Is Defeating Hollywood Blockbusters

Data gathered this weekend appeared to hold seismic news for Hollywood—specifically Disney. A report from Yahoo suggested that a shocking 9 million Disney+ users had streamed the studio’s Mulan remake in its first 12 days of release, translating into a gross of $261 million. That’s…

A Dangerous Moment for the Court

The Supreme Court seems strangely immune to the bitterness that plagues our politics. Even now, when Americans can no longer agree on basic facts, the Court’s relative popularity has endured. Following Donald Trump’s 2016 election, the Court has what may be its most conservative majority…

The Fall’s Best Movies Are About American Soul-Searching

David Byrne has long been a master of perfectly designed worlds. The 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, with his band Talking Heads, captured how carefully he stages his shows, bringing in band members one by one to emphasize how each contributes to the harmonies…

An Experiment in Wisconsin Might Reveal the Key to Defeating Trump

No state has haunted the Democratic Party’s imagination for the past four years like Wisconsin. While it was not the only state that killed Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes in 2016, it was the one where the knife plunged deepest. Clinton was so confident about Wisconsin…

The American Government Gave Up on Reality

Alexander Hamilton and his colleagues wrote 85 separate essays to make their case that Americans should take a risk and ratify the 1787 Constitution. Three sentences into the very first of those Federalist Papers, Hamilton made clear that he knew full well the stakes of…

2 US Citizens Face Terror Charges After Allegedly Supporting ISIS

Two men, one from Minnesota and another from Washington, were arrested and face terror charges after having allegedly supported the terrorist group ISIS, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday. One of the men, Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 23, of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, was charged by…

Even the Coronavirus Can’t Kill the SAT and ACT

Over the summer, more than 400 colleges decided to stop requiring the SAT or the ACT for admissions, because the pandemic had made taking the tests (or even finding a location to take them) so difficult. Some institutions, such as Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, said…

Why Isn’t Trump Trying to Win?

The fate of an incumbent president is exquisitely sensitive to economic conditions. Incumbents tend to lose elections when the economy is weak (e.g., George H. W. Bush’s defeat in 1992) and win when it’s strong (e.g., Bill Clinton’s romp four years later). The 2020 economy…

Released Today: The Atlantic’s THE AMERICAN CRISIS from Simon & Schuster

The past four years have been among the most turbulent in U.S. history—and would have been so even without a global pandemic and waves of nationwide protest against police violence. How did we get here? Today The Atlantic and Simon & Schuster release The American…

The Coming Crisis of Legitimacy

In normal times, it would seem outlandish to worry that an American president might refuse to concede defeat upon losing his bid for reelection. This year it is not. Even though he won in 2016, Donald Trump falsely claimed that he was the victim of…

Listen: Is Faster Better?

The federal government is telling states to prepare for a vaccine as early as November. But a major trial has been put on hold. On this episode of Social Distance, James Hamblin and Katherine Wells look to staff writer Sarah Zhang for answers—and updates on…

Pompeo Heads to Qatar on Eve of 9/11 for Talks to End Afghanistan War

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is traveling to Qatar for the beginning of long-stalled peace negotiations between the Taliban and Kabul to end the nearly two-decade-old Afghanistan war, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday. 0…

College Leaders Should Have Seen This Coming

On August 16, dozens upon dozens of students wrap around the barrier in front of Gallettes, a local haunt in Tuscaloosa. It’s the end of formal sorority recruitment at the University of Alabama. One student smirks; his eyes are covered by sunglasses, but no mask…

Turkey Gives ISIS Terrorist 40 Life Sentences for 2017 Attack

ISTANBUL—A Turkish court on Monday sentenced an ISIS terrorist suspect to life in prison over the New Year’s Eve attack on a nightclub in Istanbul that left 39 people dead in 2017. The suspect, Albulkadir Masharipov of Uzbekistan, was convicted of 39 counts of murder…

The Terrifying Inadequacy of American Election Law

Merely voting and counting the votes in this year’s election will be an extraordinary challenge. The country faces the worst public-health crisis in a century, a potentially severe shortage of poll workers, mail-in voting on an unprecedented scale, mounting functional problems at the U.S. Postal…

“Making America Again”

Today The Atlantic begins publishing the trio of stories that appear together on its October cover. Under the banner “Making America Again,” staff writers Adam Serwer and George Packer, along with the political philosopher Danielle Allen, consider the renewed and growing appetite for radical reform.…

Two French Soldiers Killed, One Injured in Mali

PARIS—Two French military personnel were killed while on an operation in Mali on Saturday when an improvised explosive device destroyed their armored vehicle, the French Presidency said. According to the statement, a third soldier was injured in the blast, which took place in the Tessalit…

Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack Suspects Go on Trial in Paris

PARIS—Thirteen men and a woman went on trial Wednesday over the 2015 attacks against the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper and a kosher supermarket in Paris that marked the beginning of a wave of violence by the ISIS terrorist group in Europe. Seventeen people and all…

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