Today in 5 Lines
It’s the third day of the Democratic National Convention, and the speaker lineup is stacked: Vice President Joe Biden, President Obama, and Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, will take the stage. We’re following it live here. Donald Trump called on Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails, and her campaign responded, saying his remarks were “a national security issue.” Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort told CBS the Republican nominee will not be releasing his tax returns while they’re being audited. Prosecutors dropped all charges against the three remaining Baltimore police officers in the Freddie Gray case. And a federal judge ruled that John Hinckley Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live at home full-time.
Today on The Atlantic
What Happens When the Rich Get Richer?: A new report suggests that as the wealthiest people make more money, demand for workers decreases, and people aren’t able to move up the career ladder. (Alana Semuels)
Hit Him Where It Counts: If Donald Trump won’t release his tax returns, Ron Fournier writes, the media needs to hold him accountable. How? The major television news networks should stop interviewing him and stop paying his surrogates until he comes clean about his finances.
She Works Hard For the Money: Both sides of the gender pay-gap debate tend to oversimplify the issue without accounting for cultural biases that drive women’s job choices. This is why the issue is much more complicated. (Bourree Lam)