White House Memo: Harvey Gives Trump a Chance to Reclaim the Presidential High Ground

Hurricanes are political events, benchmarks by which a president’s abilities are measured. But many of those in Mr. Trump’s orbit are worried he won’t be self-controlled enough to maximize the moment.

Gunman Called Police Shootings a ‘Necessary Evil’ in a Suicide Note

By ALAN BLINDER June 30, 2017 The man who opened fire last summer on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, La., killing two policemen and a deputy sheriff, carried out his ambush “to create substantial change within America’s police force and...

2 Fatal Police Shootings Yield 2 Different Results

By RICHARD FAUSSET and ALAN BLINDER May 3, 2017 BATON ROUGE, La. — A day after the Justice Department extracted a guilty plea from a South Carolina police officer who fatally shot a black man in the back, a federal prosecutor here explained...

U.S. Won’t Charge Officers in Black Man’s Shooting Death in Louisiana

By REBECCA R. RUIZ May 2, 2017 WASHINGTON — Two white police officers will not face federal charges in the fatal shooting of a black man last year in Baton Rouge, La., which caused widespread unrest. The decision was made while the Trump...