On his blog, Marc Fisher profiles two families who made Eastern Market their “home.” “I saw half the roof collapsed on my stand,” says Leon Calomiris. “The initial shock hurts because you’re looking at the place you’ve know all your life. But we’ve built that stand a couple of times over.”

Eugene Robinson reports on a recent report that shows that African Americans and Hispanics are twice as likely as whites to have their cars searched by police. We could post more of Robinson’s data, but we don’t want to spoil the column for you.