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Adam Serwer

The Atlantic

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Past:
  • The Atlantic
  • Defense One
  • CityLab
  • GovExec
  • BuzzFeed
  • Mother Jones
  • American Prospect

Past articles by Adam:

The Authoritarian Instincts of Police Unions

They condition their members to see themselves as soldiers at war with the public they are meant to serve, and above the laws they are meant to enforce. → Read More

Liz Cheney Built the Trumpist GOP She Now Laments

The representative from Wyoming is taking a stand against an authoritarian streak in the Republican Party that she helped cultivate. → Read More

‘Anglo-Saxon’ Is What You Say When ‘Whites Only’ Is Too Inclusive

A new message proves too toxic for the Republican Party. → Read More

Restoring the ‘Soul of the Nation’ Means Taking in Refugees

Biden must reverse Trump’s efforts to ratify a racial and sectarian conception of American citizenship. → Read More

The Republican Party Finds a New Group to Demonize

The recent wave of anti-trans legislation follows a decades-long pattern of the GOP targeting those they think lack the numbers or votes to properly fight back. → Read More

The Most Illuminating Moment of the Debate

Donald Trump sees everything—even his own children—as a reflection of himself. → Read More

For the First Time, America May Have an Anti-Racist Majority

Not since Reconstruction has there been such an opportunity for the advancement of racial justice. → Read More

Trump Is Struggling to Run Against a White Guy

The president is having a difficult time deploying his traditional culture-war playbook against Biden. → Read More

China’s Coronavirus Disinformation Ensnared Its Chief Target

Trump’s “Chinese virus” tweets are, in part, an attempt to cover up how he ignored U.S. intelligence and believed Beijing. → Read More

The ‘Russia Hoax’ Is a Hoax

A report by the FBI inspector general debunks the claims that the investigation into political interference by the Kremlin was a left-wing conspiracy to depose the president. → Read More

The ‘Russia Hoax’ Is a Hoax

A report by the FBI inspector general debunks the claims that the investigation into political interference by the Kremlin was a left-wing conspiracy to depose the president. → Read More

The War-Crimes President

When violence is directed at those Trump’s supporters hate and fear, they see such excesses not as crimes but as virtues. → Read More

Trump Is Winning His War on the FBI

Within the bureau, there’s an asymmetry that even those who seek to play by the rules cannot ignore. → Read More

Trump Tells America What Kind of Nationalist He Is

In a series of tweets attacking four Democratic congresswomen, the president reiterated his belief that only white people can truly be American. → Read More

Trump Lied to the Supreme Court, and Four Justices Don’t Care

The White House insisted allegations that it wanted to add a citizenship question to the survey for political reasons were conspiracy theories, right up until the moment the president confirmed them. → Read More

Julián Castro Wants to Hold Police Accountable

In an interview, the presidential hopeful outlines ambitious plans for reforming immigration and policing. → Read More

Nazis Have Always Been Trolls

They rely on murderous insincerity and the unwillingness of liberal societies to see them for what they are. → Read More

White Nationalism’s Deep American Roots

A long-overdue excavation of the book that Hitler called his “bible,” and the man who wrote it → Read More

The Terrorism That Doesn’t Spark a Panic

Americans should react to violence from religious and ethnic minorities with the same sense of proportion they reserve for far-right extremists. → Read More

The Terrorism That Doesn’t Spark a Panic

Americans should react to violence from religious and ethnic minorities with the same sense of proportion they reserve for far-right extremists. → Read More