Writer Jeff Chang
went to Ferguson, Missouri, on the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown. What he saw there helped inspire his latest collection of essays, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation
(a book the Washington Post
’s Carlos Lozada has called the year’s smartest). On The Gist, Chang explains why the calls for police accountability are valid even in cases when officers appear to follow protocol.
For the Spiel, an evaluation of the Trump Cabinet according to age, demographic, and proximity to women in bikinis.