The Two Players Who Are Breaking the ‘No-Fun League’


As the 2019 season enters its final stretch, an entertaining MVP race showcases a less restrictive brand of football. By Robert O’Connell | The Atlantic | December 12, 2019 “The No-Fun League” isn’t a new phrase. It has hung around the NFL for decades, mobilized whenever the structures and strictures of the league tip too…

The Ripple Effects of Taking SNAP Benefits From One Person


A new Trump-administration rule will cut food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans, also affecting many of their relatives and housemates. Maggie Dickinson| The Atlantic | December 10, 2019 Last week, the Trump administration approved a new rule that is estimated to cut off nearly 700,000 unemployed people from food assistance provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or…

If the Witnesses Could Exonerate Trump, Why Aren’t They Testifying?


Trump’s defenders suggest that White House aides could exculpate the president—but the evidence suggests otherwise. By Quinta Jurecic and Benjamin Wittes | The Atlantic | December 9, 2019\ Speaking with George Stephanopoulos on ABC this weekend, Representative Matt Gaetz—one of President Donald Trump’s most relentlessly enthusiastic congressional supporters—had an unexpected suggestion for how the president should proceed…