The turmoil over who will be the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is only the latest sign of an institution noted for arguing instead of governing. But the political fights that are becoming a regular occurrence in Congress in recent years, most notably whether to shut down the government, are because of process, not personalities.
There was a protest this weekend to mark the anniversary of Mike Brown at the hands of then-police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. A small group, organized by the People's Power Assembly and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, gathered at Penn and North on a bright warm Saturday. About a half an hour in, as speakers took turns at the mic, Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis walked up with a couple other cops.