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Guns and Gun Control
150th Anniversary Events
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 9, 2015
Tennessee Higher Education Talks Big, Acts Cheap
Statewide austerity measures leave campus workers doing more work for less pay.
September 2, 2015
The Rebellion Against Standardized Tests Is Exploding
But New York State is cracking down on “opting out.”
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 27, 2015
After a Disaster Like Katrina, Water, Food, and Shelter Are Not Enough
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, residents are still fighting scam contractors and FEMA.
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August 26, 2015
Hawaii’s Governor Dumps Oil and Gas in Favor of 100 Percent Renewables
An unlikely partnership between Hawaii’s local government and the US military makes the island a leader in energy policy.
August 24, 2015
I’m a State Senator, and I’m Not Afraid of Race
It’s way past time for everyone, and certainly anyone who considers themselves a progressive, to center race in our conversations.
August 17, 2015
Black Women in the Rural South Are Still Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired
A new report finds that too many suffer from rampant poverty and limited access to healthcare.
August 11, 2015
What the Media Gets Wrong About the South
We have stopped listening to those who can bring progress to the South, in favor of using it as a scapegoat for the nation’s larger racial and economic woes.
July 24, 2015
Bobby Jindal, Does Louisiana ‘Love Us Some Guns’ Now?
The Louisiana Governor and GOP presidential candidate bears much responsibility for the fact that his state has some of the laxest gun laws in the US—and leads the country in gun deaths.