What I Learned by Studying Militarized Policing

In the summer of 2014, unarmed protestors in Ferguson, Missouri were met with a startling and aggressive police response, and a national debate over the proper role of law enforcement in American communities—a dialogue we’ve initiated many times in our history, but never adequately resolved—reignited. For days, cable news networks saturated broadcasts with images of…

Election handicapper moves 10 races toward Dems

Election handicapper Sabato’s Crystal Ball shifted 10 House races toward Democrats on Thursday, including the election involving recently indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.). The handicapper moved Hunter’s race in California’s 50th Congressional District from a “safe Republican” seat to “leans Republican.” The Department of Justice alleged in an indictment Tuesday against Hunter and his wife,…

Poll: Dems hold double-digit leads in Pennsylvania races for governor, Sena…

Democrats in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial and Senate races are holding double-digit leads over their Republican opponents, according to an NBC News/Marist poll released Thursday. Gov. Tom Wolf (D-Pa.) holds a 14-point advantage among registered voters, leading his Republican challenger state Sen. Scott Wagner 54 to 40 percent. Six percent are undecided. Wolf is buoyed by a…

Avenatti attends summer DNC meeting in Chicago

Michael Avenatti, the high-profile attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels and a possible 2020 presidential contender, attended the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) summer meeting in Chicago on Thursday. Avenatti, who recently spoke at a political event in Iowa and who has planned trips to other key primary states, was set to meet Thursday with…