Today in 5 Lines
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military for the first time in history. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is reportedly being vetted as a potential running mate for Donald Trump. The Obama Foundation announced the architects of the future presidential library in Chicago. Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton will make their first joint appearance on the campaign trail in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on July 8. And Boris Johnson, a leader in the Brexit campaign, said he won’t run to replace David Cameron as prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Today on The Atlantic
The Winds Are Changing: Current divides in the United States and Great Britian are highlighting a new political order: Voters allegiances now revolve around culture, rather than economic class. (Ronald Brownstein)
To the Left, to the Left: Thanks to progressive influence from Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, what were once strictly populist, fringe-views to regulate Wall Street are now enmeshed in the party platform. Whether that platform will translate to action is another story. (Clare Foran)
Why American Christians Feel Persecuted: A new report from the Public Religion Research Institute and Brookings shows that nearly half of Americans say discrimination against Christians is a big problem. (Emma Green)