“Civil War Is Here, Right Now”

“A Pro-Trump militant group has recruited thousands of police, soldiers, and veterans. An Atlantic investigation reveals who they are and what they might do on Election Day.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Oct 1, 2020
Length: 27 minutes (6,950 words)

The Election That Could Break America

“If the vote is close, Donald Trump could easily throw the election into chaos and subvert the result. Who will stop him?”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Sep 23, 2020
Length: 38 minutes (9,621 words)

The New Reconstruction

“There has never been an anti-racist majority in American history; there may be one today in the racially and socioeconomically diverse coalition of voters radicalized by the abrupt transition from the hope of the Obama era to the cruelty of the Trump age. All political coalitions are eventually torn apart by their contradictions, but America has never seen a coalition quite like this.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Sep 8, 2020
Length: 30 minutes (7,613 words)

The Good Son

“Polished, soft-spoken, and a self-styled moderate, Jared Kushner has become his father-in-law’s most dangerous enabler.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Aug 13, 2020
Length: 20 minutes (5,069 words)

I Was a Teenage Conspiracy Theorist

““Our minds work in particular ways that make us all receptive to conspiracy thinking,” says Rob Brotherton, a psychologist and the author of Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories. “

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 13, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,881 words)

How the Pandemic Defeated America

“The coronavirus found, exploited, and widened every inequity that the U.S. had to offer.”

Author: Ed Yong
Source: The Atlantic
Published: Aug 3, 2020
Length: 32 minutes (8,196 words)

Barack Obama’s Eulogy for John Lewis

“He, as much as anyone in our history, brought this country a little bit closer to our highest ideals.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jul 30, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,641 words)

Why Is Bob Ross Still So Popular?

“Twenty-five years after his death, the painter who gave us ‘happy little trees’ is more ubiquitous than ever.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jul 28, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,330 words)

30 Years Ago, Romania Deprived Thousands of Babies of Human Contact

Estimates say that 30 years ago under Nicolae Ceaușescu’s regime in Romania, 170,000 babies, children, and teens lived in “child gulags” often in filthy, horrific conditions. Deprived of loving care of any kind, those that lived were often under-developed physically and mentally, finding it hard or impossible to form attachments with other people. This is the story of one man who survived and was adopted by a family in America.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jun 22, 2020
Length: 34 minutes (8,748 words)

The Prophecies of Q

“American conspiracy theories are entering a dangerous new phase.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 15, 2020
Length: 44 minutes (11,163 words)