Today in 5 Lines
A second woman accused Minnesota Senator Al Franken of sexual misconduct, saying he inappropriately touched her during a photo op in 2010. President Trump re-designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, after the country was removed from the list by the George W. Bush administration. The Trump administration plans to file a lawsuit to prevent the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, according to media reports. Janet Yellen announced that she will retire from the Federal Reserve after her successor is sworn in, rather than staying on as the federal reserve governor. And the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved a route through the state for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
Today on The Atlantic
Airball: In picking a fight with LaVar Ball, President Trump is once again conflating his personal role and his duties as president. (David A. Graham)
War on College: The House Republican tax plan is another example of how the GOP is willing to disadvantage college students. (Derek Thompson)
The GOP’s Unsustainable Corporate-Tax Plan: The Republican tax plan has no chance of standing the test of time, argues David Frum: While it may benefit a few, it’ll damage the long-term economic health of the country.