Today in 5 Lines
President Trump set off on a 12-day, five-nation tour of Asia—the longest presidential visit to the region since 1991. Before leaving for the trip, Trump repeatedly called on the Justice Department to investigate Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, despite acknowledging that he isn’t supposed to interfere with investigations. A military judge ruled that Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will receive a dishonorable discharge, but will not go to prison for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. An extensive federal climate-change report was unveiled that attributes global warming to human activity. The U.S. economy added 261,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent.
Today on The Atlantic
‘From the Islamic State to Suburban Texas’: Tania Georgelas is a mother of four who brought her family to Texas after an unsuccessful attempt to join ISIS in Syria. Graeme Wood explains why her life story is a sign that the American dream is still alive.
Forgetful Sessions: Jeff Sessions, writes Adam Serwer, “appears to have a selective memory when it comes to Russia.”
Harassment on the Hill: Female lawmakers and aides say that the environment on Capitol Hill creates a perfect storm of sexual predation. Michelle Cottle talks to the people who are trying to change Congress’ outdated policies and procedures.
A Personal Kind of Patriotism: In light of recent discussion of military families and their sacrifices, Atlantic journalists Krishnadev Calamur and Sigal Samuel talk to Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, about his view of patriotism.