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Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

Sudan and the Obama Administration Department of Justice: Moral Myopia on a Grand Scale

Eric Reeves | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

The Obama administration Department of Justice (DOJ) continues in its refusal to answer critical questions about the $9 billion settlement with French banking giant BNP Paribas (BNP) reached in June of last year.

Republican Illegal Immigration Policy Will Increase Crime

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

If we hope to prevent violent crime in the US, we cannot constantly blame our problems on newcomers to our nation.

10 Rules to Help Black Boys Survive

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.25.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Justice cannot breathe when Black men and boys and women and girls are routinely profiled, abused, arrested, and killed with impunity by police officers. We must stop this. We must protect the lives of our young people -- all of them.

Criminal Justice Reforms Must Include Youth Behind Bars

Liz Ryan | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Liz Ryan

The president and congress should not leave out youth behind bars in efforts to reform criminal justice this year and their actions must focus on reforms at both the federal and state level. Kalief Browder and Andre Sheffield's deaths are a sobering reminder to the president and the congress of the urgency and the need to ensure youth behind bars are not left behind.

DOJ Shouldn't Wait for the Next Crisis in Policing

Alan Jenkins | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices
Alan Jenkins

Cleveland is not isolated. Many police departments were receiving COPS funds as they were being investigated by DOJ or entering into settlements in order to comply with constitutional and civil rights law.

Lead Belly and John Legend to Attorney General Lynch: Redress Juvenile Injustices

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Liz Ryan

With Loretta Lynch now taking over the helm of the U.S. Department of Justice as the new Attorney General, it is crucial that she takes John Legend's and Lead Belly's concerns into account and focuses on redressing juvenile injustices.

Racist Police, Courts, Fraternities: Who Says We Don't Need Affirmative Action Anymore?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

If affirmative action -- or, better, equal opportunity -- is to be reinstated, we need to "build it better," as the new mantra goes. And its practitioners need to keep control of their instrument.

Inmate Advocates Worry About Prison-Rape Law's Fate

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

When Jan Lastocy was repeatedly raped by a Michigan state prison guard, she felt she'd become invisible. There was no rape crisis center hotline. She'...

The Federal Government Recognizes Battle Over Medical Marijuana

Steph Sherer | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Wednesday marked a milestone in the 18-year battle between state and federal law concerning medical marijuana. But to me, and thousands of other Americans, it marks a day that our country has finally acknowledged that our battle exists.

#DialInForJustice: A Faith-Rooted Initiative To End Police Brutality

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

To join with a symphony of justice, I am calling faith communities to participate in a national #DialInForJustice during the month of December. The goal is to call the Unites States Department of Justice and local police departments, communicating our desire to see systemic reforms to policing in America.

Still an American Dilemma

Robert Kuttner | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

So here we are, approaching Christmas 2014. Racism still taints the American dream. And unlike, say, in 1964 when there was a sense of a movement on the march with history on its side, it is hard to summon up optimism.

Immigration 'Court' Reform More About Justice Than Immigration

Sara Warner | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

President Obama may have "delayed" his promise for major immigration reform to accommodate the politics of the Nov. 4 midterm elections, but there remains an opportunity for massive improvement to the immigration "court" system. The reason that such measures can gain consensus support is the same reason that "court" must be in quotation marks.

California, 60 Years After Brown v. Board

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
Angela Glover Blackwell

As the nation celebrates the 1954 Supreme Court landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, California is confronting its own troubling education reality.


Robert J. Benz | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

So, what distinguishes the Nigerian schoolgirls and U.S. children at risk of being trafficked? Why has one group received so much attention and the other very little? Well, semantics may play a role in how we react to different groups of children that become victims of violence.

Lost Girls Are Everywhere

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Religious leaders should examine their own practices to root out injustices against women that, in the most extreme twisted minds, become justification for the most horrific crimes.

'Injustice Anywhere': A Philadelphia Story of Justice Denied

Will Bunch | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Will Bunch

This is America in 2014 -- a nation that has two separate and ridiculously unequal systems of justice. The wealthy and the well-connected are by now well aware that there are zero consequences for their insider trades and their financial chicanery, or their corrupt dealings, or, if they have enough juice, even for their rank crimes like ransacking a bodega or groping a cornered women.

Feds Open Banks for MMJ Business

The 420 Times | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

The Obama administration just said yes to banking for marijuana businesses in cannabis-legal states.

Dem Congressman Says He'd Be 'Happy' To See Holder Go

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

After the U.S. Justice Department's marijuana crackdowns, spying on reporters and aggressive prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, it seems A...

In The Public Interest : Four Reasons Lawmakers Are Scrutinizing How Companies Turn Settlements From Wrongdoing Into Tax Write Offs

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The oil giant BP paid for cleanup and compensation for their massive Gulf oil spill, and rightfully so. But was this a "necessary and ordinary cost of doing business" that deserved a $10 billion tax break? I think most of us would respond with a resounding, "no!"

Two Major Lawsuits Filed Against ExxonMobil for Arkansas Tar Sands Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

As the Mayflower lawsuits proceed and the Keystone XL northern half decision approaches, Mayflower can serve as a teachable moment as it applies to Keystone XL. Or it can serve as just yet another lesson not learned. Class begins now.

Feds Cracking Down On Foreclosure Auction Conspirators

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At the height of the financial crisis, bargain hunters would gather each week on county courthouse steps to bid on foreclosed p...

Dems Ask Feds To Probe Key Christie Plan

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Democrats are betting against Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to privatize the state lottery, saying the initial Mega Millions the state is ex...

Lufthansa Unit Caught Up In Bribery Scandal

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

* Lufthansa unit BizJet provides aircraft maintenance * Four insiders allegedly offered bribes to get contracts * Two de...

Chevron in Ecuador: U.S. Oil Company Spies on Latin American Country to Escape Multi-Billion Court Judgment

Karen Hinton | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green
Karen Hinton

Reports of China's involvement in spying on U.S. corporations have generated debate in this country about how to punish its government and prevent the theft of valuable American trade secrets. But what if it were the reverse? What if a U.S. corporation spied on a sovereign nation?