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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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Pope Francis Won't Tread Lightly on the Issues that Divide Washington

September 23, 2015 By the second sen­tence of his speech Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Pope Fran­cis made his in­ten­tion clear: He’s diving head-first in­to heavy polit­ic­al is­sues dur­ing his vis­it in Wash­ing­ton. The pope opened his re­marks, giv­en from the South Lawn of the White House, by identi­fy­ing him­self as “the son of an im­mig­rant...

The Future of Space Exploration, According to Congress

September 20, 2015 Lamar Smith dreams of one day trav­el­ing in­to out­er space. The chair­man of the House Sci­ence, Space, and Tech­no­logy com­mit­tee has an in­tense in­terest in all things ex­tra­ter­restri­al and loves to talk about the fu­ture of space ex­plor­a­tion, a top­ic that has long been near and dear to his heart....

Congress Wants to Fix the Government's Weather Forecasting System

September 20, 2015 There’s a storm brew­ing in the House Sci­ence Com­mit­tee. Law­makers on both sides of the aisle are ex­press­ing fears that Amer­ica’s abil­ity to pre­dict the weath­er, in­clud­ing ex­treme and at-times deadly events such as hur­ricanes and tor­nadoes, is in per­il. The com­mit­tee has over­sight of the Na­tion­al Ocean­ic and At­mo­spher­ic...

State Department Releases Another Batch of Clinton Emails

September 1, 2015 The State De­part­ment has re­leased the latest batch of Hil­lary Clin­ton’s mes­sages from her time run­ning the agency, the latest dis­clos­ure from the private email sys­tem that has be­come a fo­cus of GOP polit­ic­al at­tacks in the White House race. The over 7,000 pages pos­ted on­line, which were sent or...

Trump’s Immigration Wall May Have Lethal Consequences

August 24, 2015 Donald Trump wants America to build a permanent wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. "We'll have a great wall. We'll call it the Great Wall of Trump," the real estate mogul toldFox Business recently. If that ever happens, the consequences could be deadly for the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants...

Jeb Bush Says He Does Not Regret Using the Term 'Anchor Baby'

August 20, 2015 Jeb Bush defended calling children of illegal immigrants born in the United States "anchor babies," while also attempting to distance himself from the controversial expression during a tense exchange with reporters in New Hampshire on Thursday. When asked if he regretted using the term, which is considered highly offensive by...

Here Are the Ways 2016 Hopefuls Want To Change the Constitution

August 20, 2015 Amending the Constitution is no easy feat. But long odds haven't stopped Democrats and Republicans alike from calling for change on the campaign trail. There have only been 27 amendments to the legendary legal document since the Founding Fathers—quite literally—put pen to paper. And that's with good reason: Even the...

Clinton Opposes Arctic Drilling Plan

August 18, 2015 A day after the Obama administration gave Shell the green light to search for oil in icy Arctic waters, Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to voice her disapproval. A spokesman for the Clinton campaign confirmed to National Journal that Clinton's tweet indicates that she opposes Arctic offshore oil-drilling. The Arctic...

Kerry Says U.S. and Cuba Will No Longer Be 'Prisoners of History'

August 14, 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry appeared in Havana, Cuba, on Friday at the recently reopened U.S. Embassy, where he praised President Obama's decision to begin normalizing diplomatic ties with Cuba. "Our leaders—President Obama and President Castro—made a courageous decision to stop being the prisoners of history and to focus on...

Lawrence Lessig is Considering a Presidential Run

August 11, 2015 Lawrence Lessig has an unusual idea. The Harvard professor, TED talker, and campaign-finance-reform activist formally announced on Tuesday that he is exploring a 2016 White House bid as a "referendum president." Here's what that means: If Lessig jumps into the race and wins, he says he would immediately take action...