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Emma Green

Emma Green is the assistant managing editor of TheAtlantic.com, where she also oversees the National Channel and writes about religion and culture.
Emma Green is the assistant managing editor of TheAtlantic.com, where she also oversees the National Channel and writes about religion and culture.
Management

The Trump Administration Sides With Nurses Who Object to Abortion

HHS says the University of Vermont Medical Center required staffers to violate their conscience. The case underscores Trump’s religious-freedom agenda.

Management

Democrats Battle Over the Past and Present of Immigration

The 2020 presidential candidates know they’re against Donald Trump, but they are sharply divided over what kind of enforcement should be used at the border.

Management

Obama Called It LGBTQ Rights. Trump Calls It Executive Overreach.

The Department of Health and Human Services is joining other agencies in rolling back controversial discrimination protections created under the past president.

Oversight

Trump Creates a Not-So-New Faith Office in the White House

The president’s initiative sounds a lot like those of Barack Obama and George W. Bush. But the religious influences on Trump’s government are radically different.

Management

The Government Gets Into the Church-Rebuilding Business

A provision tucked into the budget bill requires FEMA to treat religious institutions like other nonprofits.

Management

The Department of Justice Takes a Stand Against Transgender Rights in the Workplace

A new memo rescinds an Obama-era policy on gender-identity discrimination, setting the stage for a possible Supreme Court fight.

Management

Will Trump Direct FEMA to Fund Churches Hit by Hurricanes?

The president weighs in on a long-standing debate over using public money to support religious organizations.

Featured eBooks
Defense

Trump Bans Transgender Americans From Serving in the Military

The president’s move reverses the Obama-era plan to phase in their participation.

Defense

What Lies Ahead for Obama's Countering Violent Extremism Program?

A new report confirms the skepticism of civil libertarians. But if the initiative is discontinued, will its replacement be any better?

Defense

How the FBI Is Hobbled by Religious Illiteracy

The Bureau has long defended “Judeo-Christianity.” Minority groups have not fared as well.

Defense

Coming Soon to the U.S. Army: Turbans, Beards, Hijabs, and Dreadlocks

In the final days of the Obama administration, the military has issued new guidelines for religious accommodations and dress.

Oversight

Can the FBI Sway an Election?

The agency is investigating more emails related to Hillary Clinton. Whether or not it finds something in the next 11 days, its announcement could affect the outcome on November 8.

Oversight

Mike Pence Wants to Create 'Safe Havens' Where Refugees Could be Vetted

Not even Christians or other religious minorities fleeing violence and ISIS would be exempt from the Trump campaign’s immigration ban.

Management

Quietly, the Federal Government is Expanding Transgender Rights

In a ruling Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services said Obamacare outlaws discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Featured eBooks
Management

Half of Americans Think Climate Change Is a Sign of the Apocalypse

What a new report on theology and global warming means for public policy

Management

The Origins of Office Speak

What corporate buzzwords reveal about the history of work.

Management

Former Budget Chief, On Why It Can Be Tough to Work for Government

Peter Orszag says he has deep empathy for those who flee to the private sector.

Management

SEC Chair Mary Jo White Is Edna Mode From The Incredibles

The SEC's spree of enforcement actions makes the parallels plain: Both are diminutive, bespectacled, and part of a crime-fighting organization.

Defense

Unsexy Ways to Cut Defense Spending

Now is not the time to retrench, says Michèle Flournoy.