The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: A Shooting in Annapolis

The 888 Bestgate Road building is seen after police received reports of multiple people being shot at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.Jose Luis Magana / AP

Today in 5 Lines

Today on The Atlantic

  • What Kennedy’s Retirement Means for Abortion: Now that Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement, pro-life advocates see an opportunity to overturn Roe v. Wade. Here’s how they plan to act on it. (Emma Green)

  • Abandoning Justice: The moderates calling for civility in political discourse are missing one key truism, argues Ibram X. Kendi: “What makes someone like Trump is not whether someone is engaging in political confrontation and harassment, but who and what someone is politically confronting and harassing.”

  • Where Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Diverge: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are both self-avowed democratic socialists. But when it comes to immigration, they aren’t on the same page. (Reihan Salam)

  • The Supreme Court Aligns With Trump: The Supreme Court’s recent decisions on voting rights, redistricting, and the travel ban show that it is unlikely to dissent from a “Trump-era GOP agenda,” writes Ronald Brownstein.

Recommended Reading


Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth brings her daughter Maile Pearl Bowlsbey to cheer on demonstrators opposing the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

What We’re Reading

Alone In Court: Immigrant children, some as young as 3 years old, are reportedly going to court for their own deportation hearings in Texas, California, and Washington, DC. (Christina Jewett and Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News)

A Growing Divide: By next year, there likely won’t be a single Republican in the House who supports abortion rights. Here’s what that means. (Jennifer Haberkorn and Didi Martinez, Politico)

A Bad Time to Be a White Male Candidate: One clear takeaway from the Democratic primary elections of 2018 so far: “You don’t want to run against a Democratic woman this year.” (Michael Scherer and David Weigel, The Washington Post)

‘Best of Luck, Comrades’: Many have taken Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win in New York as a sign that democratic socialism is gaining prominence on the left. They might be misinterpreting the moment. (Robby Soave, Reason)


Why #MeToo Mattered: Twenty women and men explain how sharing their personal experiences with sexual harassment and assault changed their lives. (The New York Times)