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Right Stuff: Baltimore's troubles have deep roots

Right Stuff: Baltimore's troubles have deep roots

That is such a first-world problem. I heard that phrase a couple weeks ago when I complained about something fairly trivial. It was said with a certain amount of sarcasm, emphasizing the word "such," with a smirk. It could be that the free Wi-Fi didn't work, or the barista gave you a vente caramel macchiato instead of your grande latte. That is such a first-world problem. But that phrase had a special resonance last week when I was overseas. I saw the events in Baltimore unfolding on BBC television. I saw video of the burning CVS, the looted liquor store, and the ransacked athletic shoe store. Mobs of masked men threw cinder blocks at passing firetrucks that were...

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