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California Police Killed Stephon Clark. State Lawmakers Want to Make it Harder for History to Repeat Itself.

Demonstrators protest the police killing of Stephon Clark in Sacramento.Hector Amezcua/Zuma Press Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Two California lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation to restrict when police officers in the state can use lethal force, requiring them to use such force only when there is no opportunity to use a…

DOJ Approved Mueller Probe of Manafort Collusion With Russia

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. I guess it’s time to fire Rod Rosenstein: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was authorized by a top Justice Department official to investigate whether Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, illegally coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election,…

Maybe Politicians Don’t Really Represent Anybody

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Here’s some political science geekery combined with some chart geekery. Dylan Matthews has a post up today about a recent paper that compares public opinions on key issues with votes cast by members of Congress. How well do members of Congress represent the views of…