by Jim Thompson
Following the senseless shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the city’s top police officer, Superintendent Garry McCarthy, to resign, writes Eyder Peralta at NPR.
In the Chicago Tribune, Steve Mills and Todd Lightly question the morality of laws allowing federal prisons to sue inmates for the cost of their imprisonment.
Fed up with the inactivity of lawmakers, the Editorial Board at The New York Times raises discussion about the innocent victims of gun violence—children of the deceased.
Eric Holthaus at Slate explains why the Paris climate summit presents a crucial turning point in the international conversation on climate change. However, discord in Congress highlights just how polarized the United States climate debate has become, reports Clare Foran in The Atlantic.