What We’re Following
A Tale of Tariffs: U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pledged to resolve their escalating trade war and to refrain from imposing new tariffs while they negotiate. The truce between the U.S. and Europe could make Trump’s tariffs against China more effective—yet it doesn’t necessarily avert the long-term costs of the European trade dispute. And the impact of Trump’s tariffs, Michael Wolraich writes, could turn rural voters against him.
Probes and Prosecutors: Members of the House Freedom Caucus have filed impeachment articles against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein amid an escalating feud between House Republicans and the Justice Department, fueled by controversy over the Mueller investigation. David A. Graham unpacks what the filings could mean for Rosenstein and for the president. A recording of a conversation between Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen could provide evidence related to possible campaign-finance law violations—but according to a former White House counsel, Bob Bauer, its biggest impact will be on other aspects of the president’s case.
Political Teens: At a conference for conservative high-school students hosted by the right-wing organization Turning Point USA, speakers calling for unity and civility confronted an audience that—chanting slogans like “Lock her up!”—appeared to prefer a more aggressive approach to politics. Online, a growing number of teens discuss social and political issues on Instagram pages known as “flop” accounts. Here’s how they work.