Today in 5 Lines
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump is ending DACA, the Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation, with a six-month delay. Former President Barack Obama denounced the decision in a statement, calling it “cruel” and “self-defeating.” During a news conference, Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham urged Congress to quickly pass the DREAM Act, a measure that would allow some undocumented immigrants to eventually gain legal status. And House Speaker Paul Ryan said that he hopes Congress can find a “permanent legislative solution.” Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands are preparing for Hurricane Irma, which was upgraded to a Category 5 storm.
Today on The Atlantic
‘South Korea Is Right’: While President Trump has responded to North Korea’s nuclear threats with threats of his own, South Korean President Moon Jae In has offered a more realistic approach to dealing with the crisis. (Peter Beinart)
America’s Mistake: The country has lost faith in its public-school system, writes Erika Christakis, but the current debate over school choice ignores the successes of public schools and underestimates their role in civil society.
On the Down-Low: Donald Trump’s presidency has ushered in an era of unprecedented leaking, but Special Counselor Robert Mueller’s investigation remains opaque, fueling fevered speculation. (David A. Graham)