Mimi Kennedy: No wonder the media doesn’t cover track conditions in any given race—they’re too damn hard to find out. But by not factoring them into the odds, we the people can be played for chumps.
Cheryl Dorsey: Beck is leaving two years before completing his second term. I bet if you were to ask the parents of Ezell Ford—the unarmed 25-year-old black man killed by LAPD officers in 2014—they’d probably say that they wished Beck had left a lot sooner.
Kathy Kelly: This heart-breaking tragedy underscores, yet again, just how devastating Yemen’s conflict continues to be for civilians.
John Peeler: With the new tax law, Americans will be specifically discouraged from donating to charity because they’ll get the same standard deduction whether they donate or not.