Clare Foran

lare Foran Clare Foran is an associate editor at The Atlantic. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic Cities, Philadelphia City Paper and NPR's science and technology blog, All Tech Considered. Clare is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.
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John Kerry Calls Bombing of Aleppo ‘Beyond the Pale’

September 29, 2016 The conflict in Syria has grown increasingly dire as diplomatic efforts to stem the tide of violence come up short. On Thursday, the Russian government rejected U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s demand for an end to bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo, a key battleground in the fight...

CIA Director Calls 9/11 Legislation 'Badly Misguided'

September 29, 2016 CIA Director John Brennan warned against the national security risks of legislation that would allow families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. “I think the legislation is badly misguided and doesn’t take into account the negative impact on...

Federal Agency to God: Prove You're Real

September 1, 2016 The Federal Election Commission has a few questions for God, Satan, and the Ghost of Ronald Reagan, all of whom have filed paperwork to run for office this election cycle. This implausible scenario is part of a policy aimed at dealing with an influx of suspicious-sounding presidential candidate names. It’s...

Why Is Hillary Clinton Courting Republican Foreign-Policy Heavyweights?

August 9, 2016 Of all the arguments Hillary Clinton has made against Donald Trump, the charge that he cannot be trusted with America’s nuclear codes may prove most memorable. Invoking the threat of nuclear warfare frames the race in the starkest possible terms. But as the Clinton campaign courts Republicans as it makes...

A Step Toward Equal Pay for Men and Women

August 3, 2016 Imagine a job application that asks an applicant to disclose how much she currently makes. If the salary turns out to be significantly less than what the company was prepared to offer, an employer might try to get away with paying a lower wage. That could put the applicant at...

Hillary Clinton's Feminist Triumph

July 29, 2016 PHILADELPHIA—Several hours before Hillary Clinton accepted the presidential nomination on stage at the Democratic National Convention, women leaders and political activists gathered to celebrate inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Wendy Davis told a crowd at the women’s caucus: “We have never, ever had someone who has walked in our shoes,...

Obama Endorses Hillary as America’s Best Hope

July 28, 2016 Barack Obama needed to bring Democrats together tonight at the DNC. Tim Kaine had a far more difficult task: Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential pick needed to prove he can be trusted, has the capacity to inspire, and can effectively take on Donald Trump. In the end, Obama and Kaine both won...

How Can the U.S. Fix a Broken Government?

July 18, 2016 Americans believe that Washington, D.C., is not doing enough to solve the nation’s problems. The situation is so bad that this failure of government has become the most serious concern for the country, they say. But paradoxically, many Americans also believe the federal government is the best hope to fix...

The End of a Political Revolution

July 12, 2016 Bernie Sanders’s fight for the White House has reached its end. He appeared side-by-side with his long-time rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday and officially endorsed her as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. The endorsement was proof that even Sanders can no longer ignore the reality that the Democratic race is...

What the U.S. Can Learn from Protest and Political Organizing in Nordic Countries

July 12, 2016 Liberals in the United States wistfully regard Scandinavia as a kind of social utopia, while conservatives denounce it as a socialist state where government overreach is ubiquitous. Yet across the political spectrum, Americans believe it would be impossible to adopt the Nordic model. That’s the starting point for Viking Economics:...

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