Today in 5 Lines
Donald Trump and Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto touted the U.S.-Mexico relationship in a news conference in Mexico City, but didn’t elaborate on Trump’s controversial plan to separate the two countries with a border wall. Trump’s next stop: Arizona, where he is expected to deliver a speech on immigration this evening. Hillary Clinton pitched American exceptionalism during a speech at the American Legion’s national convention in Cincinnati. The first commercial flight between the U.S. and Cuba since 1961 touched down in Santa Clara. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in several Florida counties ahead of Tropical Storm Hermine. Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was removed from her position, after an impeachment vote.
Today on The Atlantic
The Inverted Politics of 2016: During an address in Cincinnati Wednesday, Hillary Clinton championed “American exceptionalism,” the idea that the United States is best suited to be a world leader. The GOP has embraced this concept in the past, but Donald Trump has disavowed it. (Clare Foran)
A Lesson on Donald Trump: One challenge for college professors teaching American politics during this election season has been learning how to incorporate Trump into their curricula. Given his unusual candidacy, many find themselves recreating their syllabi from scratch. (Jason Blakely)
Grading the University of Chicago: Conor Friedersdorf assessed the University of Chicago’s decision to address trigger warnings and safe spaces in a letter to incoming students. He gives the school an “A” for effort and a “B-minus” for execution.