The Atlantic Wire is your one-stop portal for opinion news. While other sites aggregate headlines, the Wire focuses on the columnists and commentators leading the national dialogue. Our team – editors, reporters, researchers, data-crunchers – systematically tracks hundreds of opinion-makers from newspapers, web sites, television, radio, and magazines. But we do more than just collect their views. By synthesizing and analyzing what’s out there, summarizing the significant positions in each debate, we give you a quick and valuable take on everything from health care reform to the war in Afghanistan to the prime-time arrival of Jay Leno.
There are four major parts to the Atlantic Wire: Breaking Opinions (posts that collect op-eds, blog entries, and other commentary relating to a news event or an ongoing debate; Features (the most notable moments of the latest news cycle); The Ticker (the latest opinions that matter, in 140 characters or less); and The Atlantic 50 (our list of the most influential columnists and commentators, and their most recent statements). For 153 years – the last 15 of them online as well as in print – the Atlantic has covered the boldest ideas and bravest thinkers of the day. With the Atlantic Wire, the style and format are new, but the ambitions are familiar: to keep you informed, satisfy your curiosity, and help you understand a changing world.