Today in 5 Lines
President Trump will deliver an address on the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan at 9 p.m. ET from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia. Americans watched as the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in decades swept across the country. Federal authorities said Andrew Schneck, a 25-year-old Houston man, was charged with attempting to bomb a Confederate statue. The Navy’s top admiral ordered a review of training after a collision between a Navy warship and a commercial vessel east of Singapore left 10 sailors missing. Spanish police fatally shot Younes Abouyaaqoub, the man suspected of driving the car that plowed into a crowd in Barcelona last week.
Today on The Atlantic
- Old Is New Again: President Trump’s endorsement of the RAISE Act, a measure that would drastically reduce legal immigration, has presented immigration-restrictionist groups with the best opportunity to overhaul the U.S. immigration system in a generation. (Priscilla Alvarez)
- Do You Really Want Single Payer?: Progressives have been pushing for a “Medicare for all” system in the United States, but the idea has some potentially big downsides. (Olga Khazan)
- Not Working Out: Despite his misdeeds, Republicans in Congress supported Donald Trump in order to push their agenda. But it appears that their “devil’s bargain” may soon become a “devilish disaster.” (Norm Ornstein)