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The American Health-Care System Increases Income Inequality

Even with the Affordable Care Act, the premium and payment structure of insurance increases the relative income gap between rich and poor.

'It’s Our Responsibility to Put More Guardrails Around the President'

Senator Jeff Flake explains his speech on the Senate floor in defense of the press—and talks about what he’s planning next.

The Pro-Life Movement Embraces Science

Advocates are tracking new developments in neonatal research and technology—and transforming one of America's most contentious debates.

The House Voted to Avert a Shutdown—But It Might Not Be Enough

Republicans cobbled together the votes for a funding bill ahead of a Friday-night deadline, but it may be doomed in the Senate.

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: It's the Final Countdown

The House is expected to vote on a short-term spending bill Thursday night.

How Trump Will Try to Minimize a Government Shutdown

The administration plans to keep national parks and public lands partially open even without congressional funding, drawing criticism from Sally Jewell, the former secretary of the interior.

Trump's Quietly Growing List of Victories

The last four months have been by far the most productive of his presidency. Will they also prove to be a high-water mark?

Trump Backs Health-Care Workers Who Object to Providing Abortions

The Department of Health and Human Services announced a new office devoted to conscience objections and religious freedom on Thursday—an answer to long-standing objections from the right.

An Exit From Trumpocracy

The stability of American society depends on conservatives finding a way forward from the Trump dead end.

A Shaky Justification for Immigration Reform

Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue claim their bill would increase the number of high-skilled immigrants in the United States. But it would do the opposite.

Donald Trump's Long History of Paying for Silence

The president denies paying a porn actress not to speak about an alleged affair, but he’s often linked payments to confidentiality agreements in the past.

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Et Tu, Kelly?

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly told lawmakers that the U.S. will never build President Trump’s proposed border wall and that some of his campaign promises were “uninformed.”

Republicans Scramble for Unity Ahead of a Government Shutdown

For the GOP to stick it to Democrats, it's going to have to stick together first.

Congress Produces Drama While Mueller Produces Results

Steve Bannon stonewalled a House committee, then promptly agreed to an interview with the special counsel—the latest example of how Mueller is moving ahead as lawmakers feud and spin their wheels.

When the South Was the Most Progressive Region in America

Groundbreaking elections in the late 1860s gave birth to real, if short-lived, interracial democracy—the likes of which America had never seen.

Turning the Hill's 'Me Too' Moment Into Legislation

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are attempting to curb sexual harassment in Congress.

The Resurgent Threat of White-Supremacist Violence

A new report finds that white supremacists committed the largest share of domestic-extremist related killings last year—highlighting the danger of racist rhetoric and hateful ideas.

Trump Is Transparent About His Health—So Why Not His Finances?

The White House deserves credit for its openness about the results of Friday’s medical exam, but has yet to extend that to other questions surrounding the president.

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Healthy, Wealthy, and Fries

White House Physician Ronny Jackson said President Trump is in “excellent” health.

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