by Caroline Cox
John Eligon and Eli Yokley report for The New York Times on the recent shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri and the tension between the city and protesters.
Alex S. Vitale discusses at The Nation how President Barack Obama’s proposed police reforms fail to address the most significant causes of police misconduct.
In the Los Angeles Times, Scott Martelle raises questions about Missouri attempts to execute a brain-damaged man.
At Salon, Katie McDonough reports that lawmakers in Montana have proposed new abortion restrictions based on anti-choice pseudoscience.
Brian Beutler argues in The New Republic that The Wall Street Journal’s arguments against the Affordable Care Act are based on a dishonest reading of history.
Michael Li considers at the blog for the Brennan Center for Justice the legacy of Selma and the representation revolution.