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What We’re Following Today
It’s Friday, August 30.
‣ A Guantanamo Bay military court judge has set January 2021 as the trial date for the men accused of plotting the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
‣ Citing security concerns, the Democratic National Committee recommended that the Iowa Democratic Party scrap its plan to host virtual caucuses in the state this year.
Here’s what else we’re watching.
(Brynn Anderson / AP)
Hurricane Dorian: The major storm is expected to reach Florida as soon as Monday, and could hit the state as a Category 4 hurricane. After it does, David A. Graham writes, look to your neighbors: “The best determinant of how well a community fares in a storm is often not what happens after landfall, but what it was like before the wind and water hit.”
Learning From Los Angeles: The Democratic presidential field is split between candidates advocating for a single-payer health-care plan that would eliminate private insurance, and others who would establish a public option to compete with private plans. They might do well to look to Los Angeles for lessons: In 2013, Los Angeles County implemented its own public option—but it didn’t offer the kind of revolutionary change the plan’s supporters wanted, Ronald Brownstein reports.
(Steve Nesius / Reuters)