Today in 5 Lines
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump, flanked by Chris Christie, presented a 10-point plan for improving the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Bernie Sanders announced he’ll join Hillary Clinton at a rally on Tuesday in New Hampshire. The United States will deploy 560 more troops to Iraq for logistical and infrastructure support, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. Former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh will run for the state’s open Senate seat. And the Republican Party platform committee met in Cleveland, where a subcommittee voted to remove a reference to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Today on The Atlantic
A Single Fist, Raised: After a long week of violence and racially charged political discourse in America, Vann Newkirk II explains why Serena Williams’s championship at Wimbledon was just what black Americans needed to see.
‘Trump Is Whoever You Want Him to Be’: Will he build a real wall between the U.S. and Mexico—or just a virtual one, like his Republican defenders say? Will he ban Muslims, or is that “just a suggestion?” Trump supporters might find it hard to decide what to believe. (David Graham)
Crazier Than Cleveland: A country in crisis, a fundamental choice, a pre-convention delegate party. Here’s a sneak peek at what a contested GOP convention might look like, from the imagination of Mitt Romney’s chief campaign strategist. (Stuart Stevens)