Supreme Court Dispatches
The Justices Are Irked With One Another Over the Death PenaltyTwo cases from Kansas bring out their irritation.
View From Chicago
The Supreme Court’s Loss of PrestigeFor the first time in a long time, more people disapprove than approve of its performance.
Nancy Pelosi Should Decide the Next SpeakerDemocrats and Republicans need to make a deal to put Kevin McCarthy in charge.
New Bernie Sanders Polls Show He Could WinHe might actually stand a chance in a general election.
Pope Francis’ Message Isn’t Echoed at Red MassA reminder that the only faith that should matter at the Supreme Court is faith in the Constitution.
How Mass Shooters Get Their GunsHere are the origins of every gun used in the high-profile massacres of Obama’s presidency.
Is Juice Delayed Justice Denied?What constitutes “reasonable” use of force by police? It goes back to the case of Dethorne Graham.
Mass Shootings Are Not the Real ProblemEveryday gun violence in black communities kills many more Americans. Why do we keep ignoring it?
Republicans Have No Answer for RoseburgObama says that our gun supply leads to more deaths. The GOP has no plausible alternative theory.
Is Trump Going to Run Out of Money?He will need to start spending serious cash to keep his campaign going. He might not have it.
Jerry Brown’s Humble, Humane DecisionAll lawmakers should follow his example, especially when thinking about life and death.
Both Rubio and Jeb Are Running for Another Bush TermThey are George W. Bush Republicans in every conventional sense.
Were the Oregon Shooting Victims Christian Martyrs?It’s too early to say, but we’ve used the label for mass shooting victims in the past and it ended up being a mistake.
Charlotte Was DifferentAn all-too-familiar story—an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer—with an unfamiliar ending.
Roads & Kingdoms
Kings Cross Punch OutSydney’s most debauched neighborhood is the epicenter of an Australia-wide problem of unprovoked violence.
“You Could Clearly See the Individual Was Not Armed”Most police chiefs don’t file charges when their officers kill civilians. Rodney Monroe explains why he did.