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What to Make of Bernie Sanders' Democratic Socialism?

Jon Wisman | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Jon Wisman

The Occupy Wall Street movement and now Bernie Sander's embrace of democratic socialism claim that anti-government politics have gutted the American dream, created inequality in income, wealth, and privilege not seen since the 1920s, and led to economic dysfunction.

The Other F Word

Leslie Neale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Leslie Neale

No, not that F word! I'm talking about forgiveness -- letting go, turning the other cheek. It is taboo to consider forgiveness as a component to criminal justice reform, but that's just what the victims and survivors in my documentary Unlikely Friends are proposing.

Why Is the African American Imprisonment Rate Higher Than Whites?

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Kiernan Hopkins

The Emancipation Proclamation took place a hundred and fifty years ago. The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order delivered by President A...

And The State Sending The Most People To Prison Is..

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: Last year, 1.57 million Americans served prison sentences in state or federal penitentiaries, a slight decrease from nearly 1.6 million...

Huge Change In Percentage Of Black Women In Prison

Posted 03.06.2013 | Crime

The percentage of African American women versus white women behind bars dropped nearly in half between 2000 and 2009, according to a report by The Sen...

President Obama Must Tackle Criminal Justice Reform in His Second Term

Kara Dansky | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Kara Dansky

The only way to lower prison and jail populations is to reduce the number of people who enter the system and the amount of time they spend there. We're going to have to stop arresting so many people for petty crimes. There's really no other choice.