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Yesterday 10:00 am
Time to Put the “Good Guy With a Gun” Delusion Out of Its Misery
In the wake of the Uvalde massacre, political evasion and lying only get more desperate.
Yesterday 5:30 am
Another Terrible Choice for Biden’s “Disinformation Board”
Michael Chertoff’s experience detaining Muslim Americans, justifying CIA torture, and helping to draft the Patriot Act make him an all-too-appropriate choice to advise this Orwellian agency.
May 25, 2022
The Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder
Mural in NYC (Bowery and Houston).
May 23, 2022
Is Every Sentence a Life Sentence?
Around 1.3 million Americans are currently incarcerated, and they will continue to be punished long after their release.
May 19, 2022
The Disastrous History of Rikers
How a failed agenda of jail reform produced one of the country's most infamous penal colonies.
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May 16, 2022
Frozen Between Two Languages
For Asian Americans, the fear of violence is real. Because of an incident six years ago, I'm still worried whenever my grandpa goes out alone.
May 13, 2022
The American Justice System Has Failed Us All
As Americans watch from the sidelines, the courts and the legal system continue to visibly fumble in the dark for legitimacy of any sort.
Karen J. Greenberg
May 13, 2022
So You Want to Reduce Crime?
What kinds of investments have been proven to lower crime rates? (Hint: It’s not directing endless money to the police.)
May 11, 2022
Under Biden, the Border Wall Is More Powerful Than Ever
Officials continue to promote a border-wall system that’s increasingly profitable—and more than ever like something out of a science-fiction movie.
May 9, 2022
These Texas DAs Will Refuse to Prosecute Women if “Roe” Is Overturned
“We cannot condone such cruelty or this distorted use of our criminal legal system,” the prosecutors argued in April.