Conor Friedersdorf is a California-based staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.
The city's police are fighting illegal guns rather than drugs. Will it cut down on violence?
Here's Al Jazeera's harrowing report on Baltimore. The foreign news organization has dedicated more time and attention to the ailing American city than all its cable news competitors combined. A reminder that TV news is capable of so much more than it typically offers.
This post originally appeared on The Atlantic.