Today in 5 Lines
Jacob Monty, a member of Trump’s Hispanic advisory council, resigned, citing disappointment with the Republican nominee’s speech on immigration Wednesday; others are expected to follow suit. Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who was thrust into the national spotlight for his response to the killings of five police officers in July, announced he is retiring. Georgetown University announced it will give admissions priority to descendants of slaves as a way to atone for its ties to slavery. Hillary Clinton raised $143 million in August for her campaign and joint fundraising committees. A SpaceX rocket exploded during test firing on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Today on The Atlantic
Minimum Wage on the Ballot: Four states will vote on whether to increase their minimum wages in November, but each of them have legislatures that are controlled by Republicans to some extent. Still, Democrats remain hopeful the proposals will pass. (Russell Berman)
Colin Kaepernick’s Political Misstep: The football player has a unique opportunity as a professional athlete to help people understand the scope of police violence. By choosing the national anthem as the target of his protest, he alienated those who most need to hear his message. (Peter Beinart)
Trump Could Have a Point: Donald Trump’s speech in Phoenix Wednesday has been widely criticized for its strict views on illegal immigration. But David Frum writes these statements should not be seen as shocking or offensive.