Today in 5 Lines
The Trump administration announced it will no longer disclose White House visitor logs, citing “grave national security risks and privacy concerns.” The U.S. Department of Justice withdrew its lawsuit against North Carolina over the state’s “bathroom bill,” which barred transgender people from using bathrooms corresponding with their gender identities. The North Korean military threatened to attack major U.S. military bases in South Korea. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that “conflict could break out at any moment” amid concerns over North Korea. The Afghan Defense Ministry said the bomb that the U.S. military dropped on ISIS Thursday killed 36 militants.
Today on The Atlantic
The One and Only: After Donald Trump reversed his stance on several key policies, some argued that he is just like former presidents. But, David A. Graham writes: “Trump is not just not Obama or Clinton or Bush; he’s not even sure who Trump is, which makes it impossible for anyone else to know, either.”
‘A Soldier’s Dilemma’: Captain Nathan Smith explains why he filed a lawsuit against former President Obama for issuing an order to engage in the battle against ISIS without congressional approval. His case offers insight into the debate over President Trump’s order to strike in Syria.
Not so Popular: Olga Khazan spoke with conservative health-care analysts on why it has been so difficult for Republicans to come up with a suitable replacement for Obamacare.