Last week was a turning point. The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) announcement that it will wind down its use of private prisons is a major step in the struggle to end for-profit incarceration in America.
One special report exposes what simply amounts to inhumane treatment, cruelty, and torture of children at private jail facilities. Despite the Eighth Amendment outlawing cruel and unusual treatment, many of the children caught in the grasps of these facilities have been overlooked.
Last week I was called to jury duty. I was one of those delusional citizens who was a big believer that every American should perform their civic dut...
The music industry has been upended by the digital revolution over the past decade. Yet despite tremendous changes in the way music is distributed and...
If congressional oversight causes political functionaries to hesitate to tell presidential appointees to stay on messages that are varnished versions of the truth out of fear of embarrassment, then that would be a wholesome result.
Hillary Clinton has more important things to talk about this year. The fate of our nation hangs in the balance.
Hillary Clinton isn't the only woman with government experience running for President. Clinical psychologist and presidential candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn has been reinventing and transforming government from the inside for 32 years.
The end of the federal government's War On Weed is approaching fast. No matter how the details work out, that much seems pretty clear at this point.
The McDonnell case will make it harder for people like Superman prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who are looking out for the integrity of the system, and the good of the voter, to do their jobs.
Read more in Public Citizen's July Health Letter On June 9, FBI agents arrested two former drug company employees for allegedly running a brazen sche...
If she were indicted between now and the party's convention, beginning July 25, it would be devastating enough for the tens of millions of Democratic voters.
OK. Tuesday's voting settled matters, whether Bernie likes it or not. Hillary Clinton has more than enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination. But another key factor stands in her way.
May 4th was a day I'd been anticipating for some time. That was the day Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who heads the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice, publicly announced a new agency-wide policy directing her staff to stop using "disparaging labels" like "ex-convict" and "ex-felon" in all their communications.
Black, Brown and poor communities across the United States deserve your commitment to "ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans," this includes ensuring equity in education because the constitution does not end at the school house door and you do know Plessy v. Ferguson was overturned, right!
Can North Carolina really afford to post a police officer outside every public bathroom in the state to check the birth certificates of those who use them?
Positions of authority have a way of inflating people's sense of their own power.