New accounts from the scene raise questions about whether Michael Reinoehl, suspected of killing a far-right Trump supporter, pulled out a gun before officers fatally shot him.
Peter SagalI know there are some exciting baseball playoff games happening now but I didn't want you to miss the fact that the DOJ might well have ordered and then praised an extrajudicial assassination.
The 1873 murders of dozens of former slaves in a flyspeck Louisiana town still reverberate.
Peter SagalIf I were to do a sequel to "Constitution USA," I would devote an ep to the fact that the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments -- the Second Founding -- were written out of the Constitution by SCOTUS within a decade of their ratification.
Thread by @petersagal: Like, I would guess, a lot of white people of my age (55) , right now I'm wondering how I could have grown up with an education and still have known so very little of the actual history of Black people in this country. So, a...
Something is weirdly absent from the general discussion about police violence in America: the weapon most commonly used to inflict it.
Peter Sagal“We should stop thinking about guns as just an acute threat, and start thinking about them as something more like lead poisoning—an environmental toxicity that builds over decades and leads to a host of social and cognitive problems.”
Peter SagalAnd now I'm proud to have been named to their National Leadership Council, along with a bunch of much more impressive people. Please learn about their work, make use of it, spread it, and support it if you can.
Peter SagalSince he brought it up, here are the stories on the Trump WH that have won the noble Pulitzer Prize for Journalism (links available on each citation page):
The @nytimes, for its exhaustive investigation into decades of fraud and lies at the Trump Org
In “Thinking Inside the Box,” Adrienne Raphel offers a cultural and personal history of America’s favorite word puzzle.
Peter SagalThere already a few lovely comments on this @nyt review I wrote of @AdrienneRaphel’s new book. Crossword people crossword people are the best.
Peter SagalIt's a strange time to cross something off my bucket list, but: I have now written a review for the New York Times Book Review section. Herein, a consideration of Adrienne Raphel's "Thinking Inside the Box."
Donations to the public broadcaster went up sharply after the president said it was “a very good question” to ask why it still existed.
Peter Sagal1) “Tensions” did not “arise” between @NPRKelly and Sec. Pompeo. He abused her verbally and then lied about her.
2) I will believe President Trump even knows NPR exists when he gives a cruel insulting “nickname” to @NPRinskeep.