The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: What We Talk About When We Talk About What Happened

By Lena Felton

Today in 5 Lines

Hillary Clinton released her memoir, What Happened, which details her take on the 2016 election and what she’s learned in its aftermath. Hope Hicks, who had been serving as interim White House communications director, will now hold the post on a permanent basis. White House aide Marc Short said President Trump is not insisting on border-wall funding as part of a legislative fix to DACA. The U.S. Census Bureau reported the middle class had the highest annual earnings on record in 2016. President Trump will dine with moderate Democrats and Republican senators Tuesday night to discuss tax reform.

Today on The Atlantic

  • Building Hurricane-Proof Cities: Extreme natural disasters have prompted local politicians to prioritize redesigning their cities. Vann R. Newkirk II considers some of the drastic measures cities like Miami and Houston may have to undertake in the aftermath of Irma and Harvey.

  • Clinton Tells All: Russell Berman lays out how Hillary Clinton’s policy goals and political thinking have shifted since her presidential campaign, as told in her memoir.

  • America’s Declining Foreign Influence: Eliot A. Cohen describes how President Trump’s nontraditional approach to foreign policy has led foreign leaders to circumvent the United States.

Follow stories throughout the day with our . In the book, Clinton attempts to explain the factors that led to her defeat, from Bernie Sanders supporters to former FBI Director James Comey’s investigation into her private email server.

If you were in Clinton’s shoes, what would you title your memoir, and why?

Share your response here, and we’ll feature a few in Friday’s Politics & Policy Daily.

-Written by Lena Felton (@lenakfelton) and Taylor Hosking (@Taylor__Hosking)

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