Society | The Nation


Will Your Child Grow Up to Be Victim or Torturer?

While 90 percent of teens break the law, only some enter a violent system.

by Patricia J. Williams

For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable.
Posted Oct 14 2014 - 12:46pm
After November 4, America could follow Texas down a very anti-woman path.
Posted Oct 15 2014 - 1:53pm
Why are we letting these serious social problems be handled by the criminal justice system?
Posted Oct 9 2014 - 9:00am


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