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Scolding Beachgoers Isn’t Helping

The Atlantic Subscription We’ve entered another risky, uncertain phase of America’s pandemic summer. COVID-19 cases are surging across most states, and once again, intensive-care units are filling up....
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The VP Choice Everyone Is Missing

The Atlantic Subscription Joe Biden’s concern about the national-security impact of the coronavirus has led him to weigh picking the Obama-administration national security adviser Susan Rice as his ru...
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The Second Great Depression

The Atlantic Subscription The American economy is reopening. In Alabama, gyms are back in business. In Georgia, restaurants are seating customers again. In Texas, the bars are packed. And in Vermont, ...

How Much is Our Personal Data Worth?

Regulations proposed on June 1, 2020, to implement the recently enacted California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), provide that consumers will now have the right to know what personal information businesses collec...