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Why I Oppose the Death Penalty: Redemption Is Always Possible, so Killing Is Always Wrong

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.17.2015 | Crime
Michael Shammas

The death penalty is about many things -- retribution, punishment, anger, a misguided desire for some illusory "cosmic balancing" of the scales of justice. Yet it is most about imagination.

From Disability to Criminality In One Infographic

Colorlines | Erin Zipper and Julianne Hing | Posted 06.18.2014 | Black Voices

Editor’s note: Our series “Life Cycles of Inequity” explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on ...

America's Real Criminal Element: Lead

Mother Jones | Kevin Drum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

New research finds Pb is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than ...

E=MC2 or Washington's Latin American Equation

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabah Ghezali

Three imports shape US foreign policy towards Latin America: Energy, Migration, Cocaine and the Criminality that too often goes with drugs.

The Deep Hypocrisy of Republican Rule

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Standing before the American Enterprise Institute, Bush made another embarrassing attempt to shore up his failed legacy, pleading futilely that he is not the 21st century's Herbert Hoover.