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Has America Ever Elected a ‘Legitimate’ President?
Given how hard it is to vote, and how actively some states discourage voting, America elects legal presidents—but not legitimate ones.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson
January 19, 2017
As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions Would Be a Threat to Civil Rights
He will be the most dangerous on issues where the Obama administration has been the most successful.
January 16, 2017
A Racial-Justice Argument Against Killing Dylann Roof
When we grant states the right to kill its citizens, we are accepting all forms of state-sanctioned violence.
January 13, 2017
Many Need Clemency Before Trump Takes Office. Here’s What You Can Do to Help
For some, this may be their last chance.
January 10, 2017
Call Your Senators Today and Demand That They Reject Jeff Sessions
Republicans are trying to rush through his confirmation. Tell your senators you won’t stand for it.
January 9, 2017
Jeff Sessions Could Return Criminal Justice to the Jim Crow Era
Sessions’s extreme views on crime and punishment are a throwback to the darkest chapters in American history.
January 6, 2017
As Trump’s Inauguration Looms, the Window to Release Guantánamo Detainees Is Closing
Detainees cleared for release fear the Trump administration, which is all but certain to continue indefinite detention.
December 22, 2016
How to Fight for Women and Girls of Color While Trump Is President
Under Obama, the White House began collecting critically important data about women and girls of color. Under Trump, that data will become even more important.
December 21, 2016
Obama’s DOJ Says It One More Time: Private Prisons Aren’t Working
Another audit is perhaps the final piece of official evidence countering Donald Trump’s belief in for-profit incarceration.
Seth Freed Wessler
December 13, 2016
Obama Did Not Fail Us—We Failed Each Other
On Barack Obama’s presidency, Trayvon Martin’s death, and the storm clouds of 2016.
Patricia J. Williams