Matt Ford

Matt Ford is an associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees social media.

The Leader of the Unfree World

Mass incarceration, perhaps the greatest social crisis in modern American history, is without parallel on a global scale.

Racism and the Execution Chamber

The national death-row population is roughly 42 percent black—nearly three times the proportion in the general population.

A Twitter Q&A With Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Atlantic's National Correspondent answers questions about his argument for reparations, the reactions he's received, and what's next.

U.K. to Russia: Crimea Isn't Scotland

"Nothing in the way the #Crimea referendum has been conducted should convince anyone that it is a legitimate exercise," the British foreign ministry tweeted.