Today in 5 Lines
Neil Gorsuch was sworn-in as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Two adults were killed, and two students hospitalized, in an apparent murder-suicide at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. United CEO Oscar Munoz responded to videos of a passenger being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight, calling the incident "an upsetting event." Alabama Governor Robert Bentley will reportedly resign amid allegations that he covered up an affair with a former staffer. A state judge gave Dylann Roof, the man convicted of killing nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in 2015, nine life sentences after Roof pleaded guilty to state murder charges.
Today on The Atlantic
The Toll of Partisanship: Two U.S. historians discuss whether President Trump will be able to make legislative deals across party lines, or if Washington’s polarization will stand in his way. (Morton Keller and Julian E. Zelizer)
What’s on the Docket?: Neil Gorsuch was sworn-in Monday to the Supreme Court, about halfway through the Court’s annual term. Matt Ford provides a quick preview of the cases Gorsuch will participate in over the coming weeks.
The Reality TV President: For media producers and consumers, U.S. military actions attract a mix of curiosity and excitement. But President Trump’s decision to order strikes against a Syrian air base presents a modern variation of that relationship. (Adrienne LaFrance)