Today in 5 Lines
Michael Dubke, the White House communications director, resigned. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Trump will meet with two candidates Tuesday afternoon for the open FBI director position. Timothy Loehmann, the police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, was fired for misrepresenting himself on his job application with the Cleveland police department. The Department of Homeland Security said it is still considering a ban on laptops in carry-on bags on flights from Europe to the United States. The Justice Department announced a settlement that will allow for the construction of a new mosque in Bernards Township, a town in New Jersey.
Today on The Atlantic
‘Speaker of the House of Trump’: Many lawmakers and political pundits have jumped at the opportunity to be viewed as the interpreter of Trumpism, writes McKay Coppins, but “no one has pursued that title more aggressively than [Newt] Gingrich.”
Turning on Hannity: Fox News host Sean Hannity is receiving unprecedented criticism from the right. Why? His audience, argues Conor Friedersdorf, is finally taking him and other provocateurs “seriously enough to criticize them.”
What Does It Mean to Be a Neoliberal?: John McWhorter tracks the evolution of the label, and explains how the connotations of political terms are always subject to change.