Derek Thompson

The Atlantic

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he covers economics, business and technology. He is the author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.

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Not so long ago, you would have probably met your partner through a friend or family member. But today you probably use Tinder, OkCupid,  or Bumble.

The perks and drawbacks of modern online dating

Not so long ago, you would have probably met your partner through a friend or family member. But today you probably use Tinder, OkCupid,  or Bumble.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In December, the value of one bitcoin skyrocketed to $19,000. But in the past 24 hours, that value dropped to $9,700. It’s been called a cryptocurrency bloodbath.

The value of bitcoin and future for cryptocurrencies

In December, the value of one bitcoin skyrocketed to $19,000. But in the past 24 hours, that value dropped to $9,700. It’s been called a cryptocurrency bloodbath.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Is it still too mean for Trump?

Health bill a secret no more

Is it still too mean for Trump?

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L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has had a rocky relationship with L.A. County Supervisors ever since he took office.

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Stay at home. Stay at home. Stay at home.

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As results from Super Tuesday come in, we analyze what happened in LA County and look at other interesting races around Southern California.

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N ew York is calling on health care workers from all over to come help with the flood of coronavirus patients.

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Concerned about coronavirus, companies are canceling or postponing conferences and events.

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There’s been early denial and official inaction when it comes to both the coronavirus outbreak and climate change.  Can either crisis teach us about the other?

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And Joe Biden’s very Super Tuesday.

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The coronavirus pandemic, constitutional rights, and President Trump’s lawsuits

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Voters in 14 states and one territory head to the polls today for primary elections. Nearly 1300 delegates – about one-third of the total – are up for grabs.

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