This piece, which came out in February, is by far the clearest primer I have encountered about the Islamic State. It lays out in succinct, simple detail how the group’s actions, gory and otherwise, are drawn directly from the Quran, from seventh-century practices, and how they might be countered. — Neil MacFarquhar, Moscow Bureau Chief
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
As the U.S. Justice Department sets out to investigate allegations of systemic violence and racism going unpunished within the Chicago Police Department, the union representing Chicago cops is determined to destroy decades' worth of police misconduct reports.