The Atlantic Daily: Moonlight and Moonshot

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What We’re Following

Rising Hate: In the latest wave of bomb threats against Jewish Americans, 19 community centers and schools in 11 states were targeted today—just one day after scores of headstones were damaged or pushed over at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. Acts of vandalism are hard to prosecute as hate crimes and usually intimidate the communities they target—though in Philadelphia, the climate of fear is drawing Jewish and Muslim communities together. For his part, President Trump is accused of being slow to condemn the recent rise in anti-Semitism, and so far he’s failed to address a parallel increase in Islamophobia. That lack of response reinforces the perception that Trump seeks to represent only some Americans—one of the key traits