Wiretap: ‘Everyone’s a little bit racist’

FBI director James Comey speaks out about police and race and how policing poor communities where blacks commit crime at a higher rate may affect the way in which cops think about race. In his speech, he used the song “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist,” from the Broadway show “Avenue Q,” to show how all cops — black and white — tend to view white and black men differently. Via the New York Times.

It looks like Jeb Bush really is the GOP front-runner. Here’s how you can tell: They’re calling the latest rounds of Bush critiques the War on Jeb. Via Politico.

David Carr, the best media critic of his generation, died at his desk at the New York Times. His own story — overcoming addiction to become an unlikely star at the Times — is maybe the best he ever wrote. But it is his role as champion of newspapers, even as they kept dying all around him, for which he’ll be remembered.

Carr on writing: Keep typing until it turns into writing.

Carr on editing: An act of ventriloquism in which the goal is getting people to use their own voice.

World Press Photo of the Year, right here.

Scott Walker wants people who are receiving welfare benefits to take drug tests. Catherine Rampell asks in the Washington Post why not go where the money is and ask those who want to take, say, a deduction for home mortgage payments to pee in a cup.

Jon Stewart isn’t just leaving the Daily Show. He’s taking his late-night fact-check machine with him. How will we sleep without it? Via the New Yorker.

We are outraged by ISIS in Syria. We are outraged by the Russians in Ukraine. We have to do something. What could that something be?

James Fallows says in the Atlantic that Barack Obama had a point to make about the Crusades. Charles Krauthammer says in the Washington Post that the point is about appeasement.

How Charles Barkley became a role model. Via ESPN.

[Photo: San Fracisco police by Daryn Barry.]
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