Today in 5 Lines
President Obama said that anti-immigration attitudes in America have been “exploited by demagogues” during a summit of North American leaders in Canada. The U.S. Senate passed a procedural vote to offer aid to Puerto Rico, likely helping the territory stave off a historic default. Primary voters in Utah and Colorado elected two transgender Democratic candidates to run for Congress for the first time in U.S. history. North Carolina lawmakers are reportedly considering revising the state’s controversial “bathroom bill.” And Turkey suggested ISIS was behind Tuesday’s attack at the Istanbul airport, which killed at least 41 people.
Today on The Atlantic
Donald Trump, Born Again: Evangelicals have largely found the businessman-turned-politician to be brash and offensive. But American evangelical culture loves nothing more than to see a wayward sinner born again, a trope that could help him find more success. (Lincoln Mullen)
The Case for Restorative Justice: Criminal prosecutions have largely failed to stop police brutality in America. Perhaps it’s time for an alternative method: direct mediation between victims of violence and police perpetrators. (Vann R. Newkirk II)
Two Years After Hobby Lobby: The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case brought by the owners of a Washington pharmacy chain who claim that providing emergency contraception violates their religious beliefs. This decision—or lack thereof—shows how much the high court has changed since 2014. (Emma Green)