Today in 5 Lines
Republicans are kicking off the last night of the national convention, and Trump is taking the podium as the party’s nominee. We’re covering it live here. Meanwhile, Ted Cruz isn’t backing down from his decision not to endorse Trump; and Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, said the GOP nominee was misquoted in a recent New York Times article discussing U.S. defense of NATO allies. The Times released a transcript of the interview showing it to be accurate. The U.S. Justice Department is suing to prevent the mergers of two major health insurance companies. Charles Kinsey, a black behavior therapist, said he was shot by police in Miami while he was lying down with his hands in the air. And Roger Ailes resigned as chairman of Fox News.
Today on The Atlantic
The GOP or the KGB?: Donald Trump’s comments about NATO in an interview with The New York Times underscore similarities between the Republican nominee and Russian President Vladimir Putin, painting a grim picture for international order and stability under a Trump administration. (Jeffrey Goldberg)
Looking Back, Marching Forward: The new series of graphic novels by Congressman John Lewis, March, explores the history of U.S. race relations and draws parallels with today’s discussions of race and progress. (Vann R. Newkirk II)
Hindsight is 2020: That’s one slogan the Republican party might consider adopting in the next presidential election. Here’s Conor Friedersdorf with a few others.