Today in 5 Lines
During a meeting with the nation’s governors on gun safety, President Trump discussed reopening mental-health institutions and said that he would have intervened in the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, even if he was unarmed. First Lady Melania Trump said she was “heartened” by student activists following the shooting. In his first public statement, the former sheriff's deputy, criticized for not entering the high school to stop the shooting, defended his actions. The Supreme Court declined to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling ordering the government to allow DACA recipients to renew their protected status. The Trump organization said it donated profits from foreign government spending at its hotels to the U.S. Treasury, but declined to say how much.
Today on The Atlantic
When Politics and Business Mix: In an increasingly politicized public sphere, nonpartisan companies are forced to take a stand, which is why many corporations have rebuked the National Rifle Association in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting. (Derek Thompson)
Seeking an Honest Man: While the world fixates on whether or not the Trump team colluded with Russia in the 2016 election, the administration’s other scandals are hiding in plain sight. (David A. Graham)
The ‘Good Soldier’ Defense: Don Christensen, a retired military prosecutor, explains why White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s defense of Rob Porter, a White House aide who was accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives, shouldn’t be surprising.
A Poem: Trayvon Martin was killed six years ago today. In this short poem, Lauren K. Alleyne imagines Martin Luther King Jr. speaking to Martin.