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Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

  • WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on five fired Memphis police officers who have been charged with murder and other crimes in the killing of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop. Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy said although the officers each played different roles in the killing, “they are all responsible.” All of the officers are Black.
  • WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on CNN reporting that The National Archives is looking into sending letters to all living former presidents and vice presidents, asking them go through their records to ensure there are no classified materials.
  • WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on documents with classified markings discovered in former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home last week, according to his attorney. It's just the latest in a string of recoveries of sensitive information from the homes of current and former top U.S. officials.
  • WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the second mass shooting in less than three days in California.
  • WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the latest mass shooting in California that has claimed 10 lives and injured 10 people.
  • WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who serves as deputy chairman of Putin's powerful security council, warning NATO on Thursday that a defeat of Russia in Ukraine could trigger a nuclear war, while the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said the world would end if the West tried to destroy Russia.
  • WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee voting Wednesday to reject Gov. Hochul's nominee for the next chief judge of the state. The action followed a hearing that at times turned contentious as Hector LaSalle defended a record that he says has been misrepresented.
  • WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee holding a high-stakes hearing today to consider Governor Kathy Hochul’s choice to lead New York’s highest court. Hector LaSalle currently does not have the votes among Democrats to be confirmed.
  • WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on White House officials saying Monday that there are no visitor logs that keep track of who comes and goes from President Biden’s personal residence in Wilmington, Del., where six classified documents were discovered in recent days.
  • WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Biden's Sunday morning sermon at King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.