<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Start Planning Your Holidays Now

In 2020, the fall and winter holidays fell amid a prolonged and terrifying surge in coronavirus cases. Americans were instructed to stay home and hope for a better outlook next year. This year could indeed be brighter, at least for those who got inoculated. Vaccines offer Americans more options for celebrating, two public-health experts told […]

<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Biden Is Playing the Long Game

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. Stefani Reynolds / Bloomberg / Getty Democrats, including President Joe Biden himself, are scrambling to get the party united behind a […]

<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Why Hurricane Ida Caught America Off Guard

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. Afghanistan The last American military flight departed from Kabul a day ahead of President Joe Biden’s withdrawal deadline, bringing two decades […]

<em>The Atlantic </em>Daily: The West’s Impossibly Extreme Weather

In the West, crisis is becoming routine. Extreme heat, out-of-control wildfires, droughts, floods—climate catastrophes are just part of the weather now. This is what climate change looks like, and it is here. “Even describing climate-related events as unprecedented or unpredictable becomes less meaningful,” our California-based staff writer Ronald Brownstein points out. “Is an event that […]

<em>The Atlantic </em>Daily: This Is Heat Season, Not Summer

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. NurPhoto / Getty This week, a damning climate-change report from the United Nations warned of Earth’s catastrophic warming. Temperatures soared in […]

<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: One Family’s Struggle to Make Sense of 9/11

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. He was 26. He didn’t even work in the World Trade Center—just nearby. He was only there that morning to help […]

<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Heat Threatens to Define the Next Century

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. This summer’s heat is no joke. We’re not talking about an ice-cream-cone-melting, sweat-through-your-clothes kind of hot. This is a deadly, smothering, […]

<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: The Right to Vote Is Under Assault

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. The right to vote in America is under assault, and Democrats may be botching their best chance to fight back. On […]

<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: 5 Stories to Fill You With Wonder

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. This weekend, your brain may be craving a bit of adventure, whether it’s to marvel at something spectacular or feel like […]

<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: The Housing Market Is Brutal

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. Millennials are, as my co-worker Robinson Meyer poetically put it, “passing through the U.S. economy like an elephant being digested by […]