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How the LGBT Community Has Moved Me Forward and Why I'll Always Be There for Them

Will Dailey | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Will Dailey

The story of the LGBT community is a story of strength, endurance and compassion that leads all of us into this 21st century with a win for generations to come.

Between Hope and Despair, Waiting for Meaningful Implementation of Miller v. Alabama

Marsha Levick | Posted 08.24.2014 | Crime
Marsha Levick

This willful disregard for Miller has spread from the legislatures to courtrooms. In too many re-sentencing hearings, it is simply business as usual; the offense overshadows the defendant's individual attributes.

Washington to Cairo: Start Acting Like a Democracy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

For the United States and many other foreign leaders around the world, from Great Britain to Australia, this sentence was a vivid reminder of Egypt's grotesque reality: that of a country dominated by the military, where the right to a fair trial, a free press, and free expression are blatantly crushed.

Which Side Are You On? Inequality and the Case for Unions

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Republicans tell a tired, cynical story about all of this, insisting that union busting is, somehow, good for the economy and good for workers. It's the same old trickle down nonsense. Democrats, on the other hand, have done too little to defend unions and worker rights.

Why Jack Bauer Reminds Me of Jesus

Bethany Blankley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the co...

Shaping the Rule of Law, Trust And Resolution in The Online Justice System

Jeffrey M. Aresty | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey M. Aresty

The ability to negotiate, reach consensus, and resolve disputes online will be an essential set of skills for all who participate.

Letters From the Front Lines of the Drug War

Anthony Papa | Posted 08.18.2014 | New York
Anthony Papa

Locking people up for nonviolent drug crimes has become the way of life in the United States. The more stories we can hear of those subjected to draconian sentencing laws, the better chance we have to fix this broken system.

Whoops! Jury's Bad Paperwork Frees Career Criminal

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.12.2014 | Crime

UPDATE: Bobby Pearson, freed from jail when a jury turned in the wrong paperwork, was killed shortly after his release. Police say he was stabbed in a...

Platform of the Unite America Party

Gary Reber | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

The growing imbalance between how wealth is produced and how it is earned and distributed cannot be corrected without connecting up every human being with the rights and powers of capital ownership.

Death by Imprisonment: America's War on Melanin Possession and the Indigent

MiAngel Cody | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
MiAngel Cody

Although the 1986 overdose death of 11-year-old Reynolds Allen Wintersmith Jr.'s mother, unlike that of all-American basketball standout Len Bias that same year, did not thrust our nation's legislators into reactive political pandemonium, the federal drug-sentencing policies of that year would later impact this motherless son's life in a most damning and undeniable way.

Walking the Peaceful Path: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Who's Bribin' Who?

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Do people give people backpacks full of cold hard cash in exchange for legal testimony? People do. Chevron should know. They did exactly that.

VAWA Reauthorization

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Lisa Chau

Why does the U.S. government not respect native american tribal sovereignty yet argue the sovereignty of nation-states, such as Ukraine in the current geopolitical situation, must not be violated?

Come Into the Madang: World Council of Churches and Climate Justice

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We all need to call out to the God of life and ask God to lead us to justice and peace. We need to join together and work for social justice as the earth is crying out and pleading with us.

Questions I Would Ask

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

As the school year ends for all levels of education, I want to put forward one final quiz especially for our high school and college students to answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, just move quickly to the next one.

What Happens When an Oil Company Actually Chooses to Be Sociopathic? #AntiChevron Day

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

You gotta give Chevron's management credit for bringing people together -- across oceans, continents, and borders. Not because the company is a good neighbor; quite the opposite.

Just Communication

Ron Nikkel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good. (attributed o Lao Tz...

An Agreement That Never Should Have Happened Is Declared Unconstitutional

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Jesica L. Santos

An Argentinian Federal Court declared null the Memorandum of Understanding that Argentina and Iran had signed in January 2013 to jointly seek the truth regarding the 1994 bombing that killed 85 and injured more than 300 in Buenos Aires.

California's Best Answer to Prison Overcrowding

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jens Erik Gould

The state's recidivism rate -- the percentage of individuals released from prison who are incarcerated again within three years -- was 61 percent last year.

Another Terrorism Conviction, Another Reminder It's Time to Close Guantanamo

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The claim that dozens of men at Guantanamo cannot be tried in the United States and are also too dangerous to release to another country is just not plausible. It's a claim we wouldn't accept from any other country, and we shouldn't get comfortable with it in the United States, either.

Overcoming Ordinary Terror

Gary Haugen | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Gary Haugen

It's been a month since more than 200 Nigerian girls were kidnapped from their school by the militant group Boko Haram. The world has since been watch...

"Walk With Me": What Do the Curses in Leviticus 26 Mean for Us Today?

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

What do these curses mean, and what can they teach us? It sounds like the message is just that we should be obedient -- but that's not what it means.

Faith Leaders Leading the Fight Against Income Inequality in New York

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

All throughout history, clergy of all faiths and denominations have been deeply involved in the fight for civil rights and for fair treatment for all people. Now faith leaders are helping to lead the fight against income inequality.

Re-Designing Justice in Liberia

Blair Glencorse | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

The design thinking approach helped us understand how to make this service more people-centered and effective over time. It also helped us refine the model in response to feedback and build a communications strategy that works.

Gerry Adams

Paula Gordon | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
Paula Gordon

I have no special knowledge of the Troubles. But I am personally acquainted with Mr. Adams. I found him to be a man of peace, not of violence, when we welcomed him to our program in 2004.