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The Case Against the Roberts Court
Guns and Gun Control
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Jails and Prisons
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Laurie Anderson’s Guantánamo Installation Goes Where Obama Fears to Tread
The US government has abdicated its role in prosecuting those responsible for torture following 9/11. It has fallen on civil society to take up the charge.
September 29, 2015
Why Are So Many Women Behind Bars in Oklahoma?
With twice as many women in prison as in other states, Oklahoma is the female-incarceration capital of the United States.
September 25, 2015
This Tattooed, Head-shaven, Straight-talking Mayor Wants to Be the Next Senator From Pennsylvania
John Fetterman talks inequality, immigration, drug legalization, same-sex marriage, “bittergate,” and how to revive post-industrial America.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 23, 2015
Here’s How to Cop Watch
Everyone should know how to do this.
September 16, 2015
Are Americans Finally Facing Up to the True Costs of Mass Incarceration?
The human devastation caused by prisons goes far beyond the cost to taxpayers.
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September 9, 2015
September 9, 1971: Attica!
“When men who have nothing discover that they have one another, they combine into units that are incalculably formidable.”
September 3, 2015
No, Protests Against Police Brutality Are Not Increasing Crime
And those who say so are practicing bad journalism and worse science.
Alex S. Vitale
September 2, 2015
Why a Criminal Record Shouldn’t Disqualify Someone From Public Assistance
No one should go hungry for a crime that they have already served time for.
August 31, 2015
What a Band of 20th-Century Alabama Communists Can Teach Black Lives Matter and the Offspring of Occupy
On the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking history,
Hammer and Hoe
, author Robin D.G. Kelley discusses the lessons Alabama’s forgotten black communists can offer today’s activists.
August 18, 2015
Even the GOP’s ‘Serious’ Candidates Are Way Out of Step With Mainstream Americans
Republicans are advocating a future that will drag us back to the failed policies of the past.
Katrina vanden Heuvel