Today in 5 Lines
President Trump will visit Texas on Tuesday, after Hurricane Harvey pummeled parts of the state over the weekend, killing at least eight people. Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush expressed sympathy for the residents of Texas, adding, “We salute them, the first responders, and the local elected officials for their grit and determination in the face of this extraordinary storm.” During a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Trump defended his decision to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and pledged federal aid to the people hit by Hurricane Harvey, saying “You're going to have what you need, and it's going to be fast.” In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Arpaio said “the door is open” to challenging Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. North Korea fired a missile over Japan, according to reports.
Today on The Atlantic
First Responders: The outpouring of volunteer support in Texas is not a failure of local government’s disaster-response systems; it’s a feature. (David A. Graham)
By the Book: Matt Ford explains how President Trump’s understanding of the Civil War was likely influenced by what his generation learned in history class.
The Return of the King: Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has returned to Breitbart News. Will he use the site to continue to push for President Trump’s agenda? (Rosie Gray)