Today in 5 Lines
A group of Democratic senators called on Minnesota Senator Al Franken to resign, weeks after the former comedian was first accused of sexual misconduct. “Enough is enough,” said New York lawmaker Kirsten Gillibrand in a statement. Franken is expected to make an announcement of some sort on Thursday. President Trump announced that the United States now recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will relocate its embassy there. The New York Times reported that Trump’s former National-Security Adviser Michael Flynn “told a former business associate that economic sanctions against Russia would be ‘ripped up’ as one of the Trump administration’s first acts.”
Today on The Atlantic
‘It Shrunk Me’: Tina Dupuy, a Manhattan-based writer, explains that she believes Senator Al Franken’s accusers because he groped her in 2009: “He wanted to cop a feel and he demonstrated he didn’t need my permission.”
Deepening Despair: Peter Beinart argues that by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Trump has provoked deadly violence.
‘Embracing Depravity’: The GOP’s acceptance of Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, and, most recently, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is making it harder for moral people to be Republicans, writes Conor Friedersdorf.