People gather for a vigil to remember victims of mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso, at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York. (Eduardo Munoz / Reuters)
Here’s what else we’re watching.
Bipartisan Gun Control: So-called red-flag laws that allow law enforcement or immediate family members to obtain a temporary court order to keep guns away from at-risk individuals are picking up support, including a nod from President Trump and a proposal from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. A federal red-flag proposal might actually stand a chance at becoming law, Russell Berman reports.
‘Do We Have White-Nationalist Airline Pilots?’: Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, refocused attention on how white-nationalist ideology might metastasize into domestic terrorism. Yara Bayoumy and Kathy Gilsinan spoke with a reformed white nationalist about the mainstreaming of racism, his experiences with de-radicalization, and his fears for what’s to come.
Great Powers, Great Responsibility: Buzzy, sweeping phrases are all the rage in the nation’s capital, from War on Terror to the alphabet soup (COIN, CBRN, CVID) used to describe foreign-policy and defense concepts. But when did great-power competition slip into Washington lingo? Uri Friedman set out to understand why.
How the Republican Majority Emerged(Dov Grohsgal and Kevin M. Kruse)
“The two parties had, with few exceptions, claimed different corners of the country for the better part of a century: Democrats in the ‘solid South’ of the former Confederacy, and Republicans in the old Union of the Northeast and Midwest. But [The Emerging Republican Majority] argued that these territorial tendencies were fading, and urged Republicans to work harder to speed their disappearance.” → Read on.
The Jeffrey Epstein–Victoria’s Secret Connection(Moira Donegan)
”Victoria’s Secret, with its catalogs and billboards depicting concave bellies, bony hips, and ballooning breasts restrained by bows and lace of cheap, scratchy polyester, depicts sexiness as a trait of underfed teenagers. Its ads … often feature close-ups of women’s open mouths, [but] many of the ads do not show them speaking. Why bother? In the fantasy that Victoria’s Secret is peddling, the only thing a woman ever has to say is yes.” → Read on.