Nine people are dead in a mass shooting at the historic Emanual AME Church in Charleston in what police are describing as a hate crime. A suspect has not yet been apprehended. We’ll have more later.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.