One country is off the list, and several changes have been made to a rewrite of the Trump travel ban that the White House hopes can survive the courts. From The Atlantic: The Trump administration’s dramatic narrowing of its travel ban.
+ Quartz: Five ways Trump’s new travel order is different from the earlier “Muslim ban.”
+ I’m less concerned with the different ways the new ban will be enforced and more interested in why we need the ban in the first place. Sec of State Tillerson called the ban a vital measure for strengthening our national security. I’m all for that. But is there any evidence it’s true? As I wrote last week, this ban is likely to create more terrorists than it blocks.