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March 23, 2022
Making Mushrooms Legal
After 50 years of prohibition, some states are starting to challenge the federal government’s policy on psychedelic drugs.
March 22, 2022
Abolish the Debt Sentence
Court fees, fines, and cash bail contribute to a cycle of debt and incarceration under the guise of justice.
March 15, 2022
New York’s Lieutenant Governor’s Race Has a New Addition: Competition
Though the role has little power, in recent years the state’s governors-in-waiting have often moved up. Can Ana María Archila make the road from activist to statewide office?
March 14, 2022
Florida’s Abortion Ban Will Obliterate Access in the South
The new ban will create the strictest abortion laws in the history of the state, which has long served as crucial access point for people seeking abortions in the region.
March 11, 2022
Is California Doing Enough to Fight Homelessness?
Governor Newsom has taken a triumphant tone, but thousands are still sleeping in the streets.
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March 11, 2022
The Voices Silenced by Student Debt
Payments are set to restart for millions of people who are still struggling to recover from the pandemic. This series brings their stories directly into the spotlight.
March 4, 2022
The Price of Unpaid Activism
Have advocacy and organizing become careers for the well-educated?
Esther Eriksson von allmen
March 2, 2022
“Culture of Poverty” Is a Made-Up Concept
And yet Joe Manchin is attempting to reanimate its long-discredited corpse.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
February 24, 2022
We Need to Do More Than “Protect ‘Roe’”
We have to address the structural barriers that prevent people from accessing their right to an abortion, including systemic poverty and racism.
February 23, 2022
The Bold New Campaign to “End Poverty in California”
Poverty isn’t an individual choice—it’s a collective one. And just as we choose to perpetuate it, we can choose to abolish it.
Katrina vanden Heuvel