DeRay McKesson's entering Baltimore's mayoral race is as much a part of the movement for Black lives as those taking to the streets in Ferguson, Baltimore and elsewhere.
For most of human history, life-saving drugs were a public good. Now they're only good for shareholders. It's time to reestablish medicines as a public good.
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Stephan Salisbury is cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and a TomDispatch regular. His most recent book is Mohamed's Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland.