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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.
California’s affirmative consent law isn’t actually all that radical.
How did “one person, one vote” become the rule for statehouses across the country?
The line between respecting civil liberties and protecting victims is anything but clear.
Calling out discrimination can be a slippery thing, but the shame, humiliation and powerlessness we feel because of overly aggressive policing is real.
The Newtown tragedy was supposed to change everything about gun politics. Why it didn’t—and how reformers might still win.
Prison-reform advocates tend to focus on the plight of those behind bars. But the enforcers of this draconian system are victims as well.