Today in 5 Lines
President Obama emphasized the United State’s progress against ISIS in a speech at the Pentagon after meeting with his National Security Council. Media reports raised questions about Melania Trump’s immigration status in her early years in the United States; she denied the claims. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who Donald Trump refused to endorse ahead of his upcoming primary election, called Trump’s campaign “distressing,” during a radio interview, but suggested he would continue to support him. Protesters holding pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution were thrown out of a Trump rally in Maine. Senate Democrats urged Republicans to return from their summer recess to vote on funding to combat the Zika virus, though it appears unlikely to happen.
Today on The Atlantic
Obamacare Has A Long Way to Go: A recent study found that the Affordable Care Act has benefitted both black and white patients, but has not narrowed the disparities between these groups for mental health treatment—white patients continue to benefit more. (Vann Newkirk II)
The Library of Twitter: Six years ago, the Library of Congress set out to archive every tweet ever posted—but they soon realized this is a massive undertaking. As the social media site continues to grow and evolve, will the library ever reach its goal? (Andrew McGill)
Hindsight’s Always 20/20: American policy makers tend to repeat the mistakes of the past. What if the president had a Council of Historical Advisers to put the nation’s challenges into perspective? (Graham Allison and Niall Ferguson)