Today in 5 Lines
Donald Trump is the president-elect. Hillary Clinton delivered her concession speech in New York, calling on Americans to keep “an open mind” about Trump and give him “a chance to lead.” President Obama echoed Clinton’s call for unity in public remarks from the White House, reminding the nation that they are “Americans first.” House Speaker Paul Ryan called Trump’s win “an enormous political feat” in an address from his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. And U.S. stocks are back up after plummeting Tuesday evening when a Trump victory became possible.
Today on The Atlantic
‘The Age of Trump’: Many questioned Donald Trump’s probability of winning the presidential race, but despite his controversial campaign, he exceeded expectations. What happens next, however, is unknown. (Molly Ball)
The New Normal: Trump’s controversial statements about women will not soon be forgotten. But his political success runs the risk of normalizing this disturbing behavior toward women. (Clare Foran)
An Uncertain Future: Donald Trump built his campaign on ideologies that contradict the principle of American pluralism. Now, it is at risk of disappearing, but “it is a flame worth keeping alive.” (Adam Serwer)