Today in 5 Lines
President-elect Donald Trump blasted The New York Times on Twitter for reporting critically on his transition, insisting that the process “is going so smoothly.” St. Anthony Police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in July, was charged with second-degree manslaughter. Democrats elected New York Senator Chuck Schumer to be the new Senate minority leader, and Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were given roles on the leadership team. Vice President Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Mike Pence met for lunch at the Naval Observatory, marking their second meeting since the presidential election. Twitter suspended several accounts associated with the alt-right.
Today on The Atlantic
Finishing Strong: One important indicator of a good president is the ability to “clean up” after his predecessors. On this particular feat, President Obama ranks “impressively high.” (Jonathan Rauch)
Reforming the System: The Youth First Initiative, a justice-advocacy group, wants to help end youth imprisonment in the United States. Juleyka Lantigua-Williams spoke with the organization’s president and CEO about how the juvenile-justice system shapes society.
‘Stay Away’: In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory, anti-Trump Republicans must decide whether to lend their expertise to the president-elect, or to defend the conservative principles they believe he violates. (Uri Friedman)