The traditional left-to-right, progressive-to-conservative, Democratic-to-Republican axis is no longer a valid schematic of American opinion.
The philosophical debate about whether government should play a major role in medical care is over.
Monuments to those no longer admired should be removed.
Sooner or later, we will have universal health care in this country—sooner if the congressional majority succeeds in destroying the Affordable Care Act, later if it fails.
A jury in North Charleston, S.C., could not agree that Michael Slager committed a crime when he fired five shots into Walter Scott's back, forcing the judge in the case to declare a mistrial.