June 19, 2015

South Carolina's Complicated Relationship With the Death Penalty
4:44 PM

The Charleston shooting is forcing the state—and the nation—to wrestle with its execution policy.

Jeb Bush Has a Point: He Shouldn't Get His Climate Policy from Religion
3:13 PM

He should get it from scientists—but he's not doing that either.

June 18, 2015

Clementa Pinckney's Political Ministry: "Righteous Indignation in the Face of Injustices"
7:54 PM

Pinckney was part of a long Christian tradition of prophetic witness that put social justice at the heart of his ministry.

Our Racist History Isn't Back to Haunt Us. It Never Left Us.

The murders of 9 people in Charleston last night was the latest episode in an ugly, ongoing chapter of our history.

Gun Laws Won't End Mass Shootings. They Will Reduce Gun Homicides.
6:13 PM

The real problem is the everyday gun violence that goes unnoticed.

No Quarter, No Sanctuary, No Succor
6:10 PM

A church community searches for solace after the gunshots in Charleston.

The Charleston Suspect Is a Racist, But Republicans Claim His Motives Are Unclear
5:09 PM

Governor Haley: "We'll never understand what motivates anyone to ... take the life of another.” She can't be serious.

The Long, Troubled History of Charleston's Emanuel AME Church

A rebellion planned by one of the church's first leaders would have taken place 193 years ago yesterday. 

ISIS' Toughest Enemy Should Be Taken Off America's Terrorist List
3:17 PM

The Kurdish People’s Protection Forces aren't quite terrorists.