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police brutality rally

How a crisis intervention program pioneered in Memphis could save lives and prevent arrests.

Nearly $9 billion per year is spent locking up people struggling with mental illness.

The vendetta against him and whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling reflects an antidemocratic goal: the uninformed consent of the governed.

The protests that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown created a network of youth in revolt.

Medical Personnel in Sierra Leone

A swift international response could have contained the outbreak.

UC Berkeley

California’s affirmative consent law isn’t actually all that radical.

Obama

While the Obama administration used cancer metaphors to sell a war, it ignored the spread of a real disease.

Former Chief Justice Earl Warren on the eve of his eightieth birthday, in 1971

How did “one person, one vote” become the rule for statehouses across the country?

Blogs

Despite the important policy changes outlined by the President last night, around six million undocumented immigrants will remain “deportable.”

November 21, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

With forty-three disappeared student teachers presumed dead, Mexican popular resistance is creating new alternatives to the militarized narco-state.

November 20, 2014

Retiring Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn says Obama taking action on immigration could end in “violence” and “anarchy.”

November 20, 2014

It is absurd that broadcast networks choose entertainment over Obama’s immigration speech.

November 20, 2014

Is Roger Goodell exploiting an instance of child abuse to save his personal and professional brand?

November 20, 2014

Knowing that many will be left out, parents and children nervously await the executive orders the president will reveal Thursday evening.

November 20, 2014

The Senate’s failure to bring even a narrow, watered-down reform to a final vote underscores that Congress is for the most part disinterested in exercising its constitutional duty to oversee the intelligence community.

November 19, 2014

This has been, and will continue to be, about the protection of black life and the end of the police state.

November 19, 2014

For Obama, Gruber has become an Other from another mother.

 

November 19, 2014