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The Atlantic Daily: Up the Mountain

The lessons of a failed social experiment. Plus why Trump changed his stance on family separations, alleged insider trading, and more.
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Presidential Process: President Donald Trump’s executive order not to separate families at the border reversed a policy set by his close adviser Stephen Miller—illustrating how the president often disregards the recommendations of his staff. Yet on multiple occasions, he’s backed down from his policy stances under public pressure, a pattern that belies the image he’s cultivated of a leader who doesn’t give in.

New reports suggest that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has engaged in insider trading—and though he denies the allegation, it points to The White House is expected to freeze the standards that

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