"Justice and redemption go hand in hand": Marshall Project editor sums up President Obama's NAACP speech from last week, where he called for criminal justice reform.
"Whether or not you agree with President Obama about the need for criminal justice reform, it is undeniable that the speech he delivered in Philadelphia on Tuesday to the annual convention of the NAACP broke new ground. Many presidents have spoken before, and some with great ardor, about law and order. But no sitting president has ever publicly spoken at such length and in such detail as Obama now has about the persistent problems of crime and punishment in this country." -- Andrew Cohen, the Nonprofit Quarterly