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She’d never been attacked for being Asian American. The pandemic changed that.

Black-and-white photo of an Asian person wearing a black face mask with the painted words: “Hate is a virus. End white supremacy.”
Black-and-white photo of an Asian person wearing a black face mask with the painted words: “Hate is a virus. End white supremacy.”
Photo: Mel Cole


The site is hoping that its users will help stem the spread of lies — but first it has to inspire them.

Slices of the blue Twitter bird logo on a black background. Red markings like arrows, X’s, and lines have been drawn on top as if with a red pencil.
Slices of the blue Twitter bird logo on a black background. Red markings like arrows, X’s, and lines have been drawn on top as if with a red pencil.
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An ambitious pilot program could finally pave the way to in-person learning — at least for those who can afford it.

3 elementary school students wearing face masks and standing against a cement wall, 6 feet of distance between them.
3 elementary school students wearing face masks and standing against a cement wall, 6 feet of distance between them.
Photo: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

To enact an FDR-scale agenda, the president needs the energy of his party’s pro-labor wing.

Joe Biden holding a pro-union sign and giving a raised thumbs-up, surrounded by pro-union demonstrators outdoors.
Joe Biden holding a pro-union sign and giving a raised thumbs-up, surrounded by pro-union demonstrators outdoors.
Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images


We can learn from our failures.

3 vertical black-and-white images. Left: Donald Trump pointing at raised hands at a press conference. Middle: A hand drawing medication out of a vial into a syringe. Right: Dr. Fauci looking downward, scratching his head.
3 vertical black-and-white images. Left: Donald Trump pointing at raised hands at a press conference. Middle: A hand drawing medication out of a vial into a syringe. Right: Dr. Fauci looking downward, scratching his head.
Image: Alex Wong / Chet Strange/ Sarah Silbiger / Bloomberg / Getty / The Atlantic


The nation’s politics is in dire need of earnestness. Can its culture meet the moment?

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When I think about the 1870 riot, I remember how the country rejected the opportunity it had

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Illustration: Molly Crabapple


How to stay safe in the awkward months when only some people are protected

Vintage black-and-white photo of a party of 5 diners at 2 small round tables in front of a mural of a Parisian street inside a restaurant. A waiter is dropping off the beverage order, and 2 people converse at the bar that the tables are next to. All of the people have a solid green or a red circle imposed over their faces to represent vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Vintage black-and-white photo of a party of 5 diners at 2 small round tables in front of a mural of a Parisian street inside a restaurant. A waiter is dropping off the beverage order, and 2 people converse at the bar that the tables are next to. All of the people have a solid green or a red circle imposed over their faces to represent vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Photo: Adam Maida/Getty Images/The Atlantic


How to Build a Life

Perfectionism can make you miserable. Here’s how you can muster the courage to mess up.

A light-skinned person with long blond hair almost slipping on a banana peel.
A light-skinned person with long blond hair almost slipping on a banana peel.
Illustration by Jan Buchczik


Will Republican officials in the state pay a price for the recent blackouts?

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Volunteers distribute bottled water at the Fountain Life Center in Houston on February 20. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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