Those in mourning for Sandra Bland come in a trickle to the shrine of candles, bouquets and teddy bears laid at the spot where she was pulled over for failing to indicate while changing lanes. It’s a different kind of grief, one that has recently been the special experience of many in black America: sorrow mixed with fury.


Governor John Kasich of Ohio became the 16th – and presumably the last – serious contender to join the overflowing field of Republicans seeking the White House, hoping to find oxygen in a nomination race that has suddenly been turned upside down by the insurgent candidacy of Donald Trump.