The majority of those who deal and use crack cocaine and other drugs weren't violence-prone gang members, but poor and increasingly female, young blacks. They clearly needed treatment not long prison stretches.
In truth, these mothers suffer so many hidden, silenced injuries. But, at least we are closer today to giving mothers behind bars the opportunity that every mother deserves -- to give birth to their children with dignity.
The company whose negligence was responsible for the worst marine oil-spill in history won 43 new leases in the Gulf, which is still fouled by million of gallons of unrecovered crude.
On April 20, 2010, an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig kicked off the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, as nearly five million barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf Coast over the next several months. Most of that oil is still there, and will be for years to come.
On April 9, the US Senate held its first hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner deal -- a $45 billion transaction that will affect millions of consumers and further pad some already well-lined pockets.
Co-authored by Marc Levin, director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation In the past, the right has called the l...
A cornerstone of the school-to-prison pipeline has been overly punitive school discipline codes, with disciplinary action applied disproportionately to people of color.
To the extent that the movie implies that this relatively small time hustler was Wall Street's biggest, worst, most notorious or even a representative wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorcese are howling up the wrong tree.
Judges are supposed to be smart enough to handle the squabbling between the two branches of government. Eric Holder needs to let judges do their jobs. That means using the state's AG's to fight bad laws in court.
You've spoken against the humiliating practice of racial profiling many times since then. So why does your administration continue to discriminate against Americans because of the color of their skin or the way they dress?
The Obama administration just said yes to banking for marijuana businesses in cannabis-legal states.
Our state of affairs goes against a pinnacle of American justice, equality before law, facilitating everything from war crimes, to torture, to domestic spying, to a predatory, ravenous Wall Street that feeds on the middle class with impunity.
After a year of attacks on whistleblowers and digital journalists and revelations about mass surveillance, the United States plunged 13 spots in the group's global press freedom rankings to number 46.
Republicans in the House have announced they are now ready to do something on immigration. There will be traps laid by the Republicans, so Democrats have to be vigilant about defusing each one as it pops up.
Wall Street's trumpets blasted in full force from the top of America's largest bank today to declare: all we care about is making money, even if that means breaking the law at times.
Texas waited just two hours after the ruling to announce that the state would begin enforcing its voter ID law. The U.S. Department of Justice hit back with lawsuits against both measures, showing the Supreme Court's ruling does not mean that it's open season on voters.