Today in 5 Lines
Hours after the Trump administration sued California over its immigration policies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted state officials in a speech, saying, “California, we have a problem.” President Trump is expected to formally announce tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on Thursday. The White House said that Mexico and Canada may be exempt from the tariffs. A grand jury in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, charged Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the Parkland shooting, on 34 counts. Richard Painter, a Trump critic and former chief White House ethics lawyer, announced he’s exploring a run for Senate.
Today on The Atlantic
Who’s Really to Blame: Reihan Salam argues that Trump’s tariffs are just the latest symptom of a larger disease: Republican lawmakers’ inability to reconcile the party’s fractured coalition.
The Beginning of a National Movement: The success of the West Virginia teachers’ strike has inspired teachers in other states to plan their own campaigns, which could have lasting implications for schools nationwide. (Alia Wong)
Egging on the President: Conor Friedersdorf warns that, with Donald Trump as commander in chief, U.S. intervention in Syria would be disastrous.