Today in 5 Lines
President Trump commemorated the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by leading a moment of silence at the White House and a ceremony at the Pentagon. Hurricane Irma downgraded to a tropical storm, and is expected to bring heavy rainfall to Alabama, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Irma, which ripped through Florida over the weekend, left more than 6.5 million residents without power. The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that would have curtailed the scope of Trump’s travel ban. Republican Representative Dave Trott of Michigan announced he will not seek reelection in 2018, making him the third House Republican to announce his retirement in the past week.
Today on The Atlantic
Can We Handle Another 9/11?: Conor Friedersdorf argues that Donald Trump is the least equipped president in modern history to lead the United States through a major terrorist attack or war.
Federal Funding, Post-Harvey: Three churches are suing the federal government over ineligibility for FEMA funding, raising the question: Where should the line on church-state funding be drawn? (Emma Green)
Race and Campus Sexual Assault: While social media has paid particular attention to the archetypal white fraternity-brother offender, anecdotal evidence suggests men of color are accused of sexual assault at disproportionate rates. Emily Yoffe explores why.