By Jim Thompson
On the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), a victim of gun violence herself, laments in USA Today the senseless deaths that continue at the hands of gun-yielding killers and urges Congress to enact policies that will combat this unprecedented epidemic.
Wesley Lowery at The Washington Post discusses the evolving national ethos on race and policing, stating, “sustained protests in multiple cities, an aggressive social media campaign and a steady drip of viral videos revealing questionable police shootings have eroded the societal reflex to defend police and blame the dead victim.”
In The New York Times, Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz expose the inhumane treatment of inmates at the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York and the cover-up that shielded this injustice from the public eye for many years.
Following the conclusion of the Paris climate conference, Robinson Meyer at The Atlantic assesses the effectiveness of the world’s first international agreement to limit anthropogenic causes of climate change.
At SCOTUSblog, Lyle Denniston previews the next slate of legal challenges to Obamacare.