This is the second piece of editorial output from The Atlantic over the past month that really makes me question the judgment of the editors, not to mention some of the writers at the magazine. This is a hollow story about a poorly designed experiment that reveals nothing but claims to reveal a lot. Last month’s cover story by Ta-Nehisi Coates fit the same profile: superficially provocative but deeply lacking in merit. It may be premature to conclude, based on these two editorial brain farts alone, that The Atlantic has lost its way. But the statistics below lend support to this thesis.