Today in 5 Lines
In his first public address since returning from Asia, President Trump said “America is back and the future has never looked brighter.” During a press conference, the attorney for Roy Moore attempted to discredit a recent allegation against the Alabama Senate candidate. Richard Cordray announced he will step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Senators clashed over changes made to the GOP tax bill late Tuesday night. Authorities said the gunman who opened fire in a small community in Northern California on Tuesday had killed his wife the night before.
Today on The Atlantic
An Inconvenient Truth: For years, Democrats have been the party advocating for more aggressive action to prevent climate change. The problem is, they don’t have a plan. (Robinson Meyer)
In Defense of Mormons: The tendency to mock Mormons for their religious beliefs while praising them for their good deeds misses the connection between them. (Hal Boyd)
Moore Trouble Ahead: Despite the sexual-misconduct allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, the state’s election laws are keeping him on the ballot. Here’s how. (Vann R. Newkirk II)
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