The Good: Hillary Clinton’s call for a federal investigation into the execution of Laquan McDonald.

The Bad: Republican Party presidential candidates offering their prayers to the families of the victims of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, while resisting any and all legislative efforts to curb gun violence.

The Ugly: The San Bernardino attack, the latest in a growing list of mass killings of innocent people here and abroad. In the words of today’s New York Times historic front-page editorial, “These spree killings are all, in their own way, acts of terrorism.”