View from the left—Rubio’s big gay wedding issues – Florida Sen. Marco Rubio spent Monday night selling himself as the 2016 campaign's fresh face of tomorrow. Yet on Tuesday, MSNBC's Kasie Hunt immediately zeroed in on one of Rubio's major problems: his stance on same-sex marriage is so 1999.
Driving While Black Has Actually Gotten More Dangerous in the Last 15 Years – Walter Scott's death in South Carolina, at the hands of now-fired North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, is one of several instances from the past year when a black man was killed after being pulled over while driving. No one knows exactly how often traffic stops turn deadly, but studies in Arizona, Missouri, Texas, Washington have consistently shown that cops stop and search black drivers at a higher rate than white drivers. Last week, a team of researchers in North Carolina found that traffic stops in Charlotte, the state's largest city, showed a similar racial disparity—and that the gap has been widening over time
What People Are Really Saying When They Complain About ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protests – Obviously, nobody likes to be inconvenienced, and particularly not during an evening commute, which in all likelihood sucks as it is. And yes, brunch might be more pleasant if it wasn't interrupted by someone reading off the names of African-Americans killed by police. We understand that some people feel these are massive intrusions on their lives. But maybe it's time they understood that this is what their complaints sound like.
Op-Ed Columnist: Woe of White Men, Again? – Faux oppression makes a mockery of real oppression. We don’t need Wayne LaPierre and Bill O’Reilly complaining about more power going to people who don’t look like them.