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They've Done Their Time, Now Let Them Vote

Hector Villagra | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Hector Villagra

Society is much more secure when all people feel they are fully part of it. If we want formerly incarcerated Californians to be good citizens, we need to convince them that they are a part of society, too.

Liberals, Stop Posting Russell Brand's Interview and Vote

Walker Bragman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Walker Bragman

Regardless of how articulate his summation was, and regardless of how much I enjoy his comedy, Brand is not a part of the solution; in fact it's quite the opposite.

'Apres Cruz, Le Deluge': With a Little Bigness by Dems, Political Realignment Possible

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Ted Cruz's (TP/R-TX) phony filibuster spectacle alienated almost everyone. If his goal were to reduce the Senate's dignity and stature even more than it has been in its filibuster frenzy over the last several years of Republican shenanigans, he succeeded.

The End of the GOP: Why I Disagree With Nate Silver

Walker Bragman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

There is a very real chance that the Republican voters in Kentucky and South Carolina will vote for the Tea Party challengers because they view their senators as too moderate -- and that is problematic.

The Significance of Mark Sanford's Win

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

To conservatives, Mark Sanford's victory against Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the South Carolina special election is a sign of hope that their values are making a comeback, but they miss its real significance which might prove disappointing for them.

Correcting Rand Paul on the GOP's Troubling Civil Rights Record

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.19.2013 | College
Walker Bragman

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently spoke to students at Howard University in an effort to reach minority voters. During the interview Mr. Paul revealed a...

Rand Paul's GOP

Walker Bragman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

No matter what happens, Senator Paul represents a redefining of America's conservative party, and regardless of how electable he is now, his posturing should send a clear message to Democrats.

How Are Realignment Billions Being Spent?

Michael Santos | Posted 05.18.2013 | Crime
Michael Santos

There is a lot of controversy around The California Prisoner Realignment Bill, a legislative response to judicial decisions concerning health care in state prison.

California's Realignment: Real Prison Reform or Shell Game?

Michael Santos | Posted 05.11.2013 | Crime
Michael Santos

Since the high court ordered California to reduce its prison population, Governor Brown was forced to take action. The result was realignment.

A House Divided

Walker Bragman | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

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Lead Juvenile Justice Expert Says State Facilities Should Stay Open

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo  For more than thirty years, it's been Barry Krisberg's priority to fight for reforms in California's state juvenile correction...

Is California Juvenile Correction So Bad? Bill Sessa Says, No.

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo In 2005, California's juvenile prison system got a face lift. The name changed from CYA, short for California Youth Authority, to t...

The Changing Face of California's Juvenile Justice System

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo In the coming months the state of California will see much of its juvenile state prison responsibilities handed down to counties. I...

Hillary Wins Big in 2012

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In the eyes of voters, Hillary Clinton is the North Star of an America where Democrats act like Democrats and where every woman deserves equal pay, every worker deserves a job and nobody should be left behind.

Giving Women a Second Chance

Arcelia Hurtado | Posted 01.10.2013 | Women
Arcelia Hurtado

When I met M she had schizophrenia, a drug addiction, breast cancer, and had been hospitalized twice as a victim of domestic violence. There is no way M could have overcome this without help.

California Is Not Prepared for Realignment

Kim Carter | Posted 11.27.2011 | Los Angeles
Kim Carter

California will have to start diverting low-level felony offenders and parole violators to county jails. The question is, "How will these counties manage this huge influx of returning prisoners?"

Ron Paul, Conservative Champion of Liberalism

Robin Koerner | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Some of the greatest champions of liberal politics have been conservatives. In 1940, Churchill, a conservative, led Britain alone against the Nazis an...

Selig's Latest Vision for Destroying Baseball Tradition

Eric Trager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Trager

According to Sports Illustrated, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is weighing a plan to realign baseball's divisions -- sort of.

The Politics of Realignment

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Barack Obama's victory could well be the third realigning election in the past century -- one that will be seen by historians as the beginning of an emerging Democratic majority.