The Great Debate

How the U.S. criminal justice system became wide-spread racial profiling

By Peniel E. Joseph
April 10, 2015
A still image taken from police dash cam video allegedly shows Walter Scott running from his vehicle during a traffic stop in North Charleston

A still image taken from police dash camera video allegedly shows Walter Scott running from his vehicle during a traffic stop before he was shot and killed by white police officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, South Carolina, April 7, 2015. REUTERS/South Carolina Law Enforcement Division/Handout

Who pays for a bullet in the back?

By David Dante Troutt
April 10, 2015
Still image from video allegedly shows police officer shooting man in the back in North Charleston

North Charleston police officer Michael Slager (R) is seen allegedly shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back as he runs away, in this still image from video in North Charleston, South Carolina taken April 4, 2015. REUTERS/HANDOUT via Reuters

Britain prepares for a campaign into political turbulence

By John Lloyd
April 10, 2015
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron stands alongside Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, and Ed Miliband the leader of the opposition Labour Party as they attend the Commemoration Service for Afghanistan at St Paul's Cathedral in London

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (L) stands alongside Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, and Ed Miliband the leader of the opposition Labour Party at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Pool/John Stillwell

Why the United States is always the loser in any free-trade deal

By Charles R. Morris
April 10, 2015
The YM Bamboo, a container ship operated by the China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) is docked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California

The YM Bamboo, a container ship operated by the China Ocean Shipping Company docked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California, January 14, 2011. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

By condemning nuclear deal, Netanyahu prioritizes his own personal fortune

By Noga Tarnopolsky
April 9, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu acknowledges applause at the end of his speech to joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) acknowledges applause at the end of his speech to a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

How Jerry Brown’s first California drought may help him address this one

By Sherry Bebitch Jeffe and Douglas Jeffe
April 8, 2015
California Governor Brown speaks with reporters after casting his ballot at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office in Oakland

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks with reporters after casting his ballot in Oakland, California, October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Noah Berger

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Obama’s pivot to Asia faces a changing Chinese military

By William Johnson
April 7, 2015
Soldiers of Chinese People's Liberation Army see off a fleet before it sets out for Aden, Yemen from Zhoushan

Soldiers of Chinese People’s Liberation Army see off a fleet before it sets out for Aden, Yemen, from Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, April 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

An American in London gets almost nostalgic for a two-party system

By Paul Ingrassia
April 7, 2015
Men discuss politics at the Marquis of Granby pub in Westminster, during the leaders election television debate, in London

Men discuss politics at the Marquis of Granby pub in Westminster, during the leaders election television debate, in London, April 2, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Maybe the Nationals can teach Congress how to play ball

By Robert Hoopes
April 5, 2015
MLB: New York Yankees at Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister throws against the New York Yankees during spring training at Space Coast Stadium in Melbourne, Florida, March 23, 2015. USA TODAY/Brad Barr