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Senator Jim Webb

Land of the Free? 1 out of 3 Are Arrested by Age 23!

Tony Newman | Posted 02.18.2012 | Crime
Tony Newman

Last week we witnessed the U.S. leaving Iraq after nine long years and questionable success. It is time to find an exit strategy from our 40-year-old war on drugs that is unquestionably a failure.

Sen. Webb To Mayor Gray: Investigate Expired Registration Arrests

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) sent a letter to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on Thursday, asking Gray to investigate reports that the city is jai...

Howard Fineman

Virginia: The Second Civil War

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Civil War was mostly about Virginia: whoever controlled it would win the war. The presidential election of 2012 is shaping up the same way. In a stunning reversal of recent history, Barack Obama won Virginia, and with an equally stunning 53 percent of the vote. Now the issue is whether he can do it again. There is no more important strategic question.

Want to Cut Spending? Invest in Jim Webb's Criminal Justice Commission

Julie Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Stewart

If we are honest, we will admit that some of the most devastating consequences of our criminal justice systems do not lend themselves to measurement in dollars and cents.

Sen. Jim Webb and the Myth of Race vs. Class in America

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

The events of the last weeks have reminded us all once again that race in black and white is still America's greatest unhealed wound. As it pertains to black people, race and class simply cannot be separated.

Bail out Could Cost Taxpayers Thirty Times more than Reported

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In 2008 and 2009, 50 separate Federal programs offered $23 trillion in loans, grants, or asset guarantees to the financial sector. Huh! This item ...

Jim Webb Woefully Unaware Of Burma's Problems

U Pyinya Zawta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
U Pyinya Zawta

US Sen Jim Webb recently traveled to Burma to lean not on Burma's military regime, but to pressure my country's democracy movement into giving up economic sanctions--the most important tool in our struggle for freedom.

U.S. Senator Jim Webb In Burma To Meet Leader

nytimes.com | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and SHARON OTTERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An American senator arrived in Myanmar on Friday to meet with the leader of the junta there, just days after the country's pro-democracy leader, Daw A...

Ryan Grim

Webb Crime Bill Moving In House

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House of Representatives will be taking up a companion version of a popular Senate bill intended to overhaul the American criminal justice system,...

What If Released Inmates Stopped Committing Crimes?: Prison Reform That's Already Working -- Like Nothing You've Seen Before

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Gerloff

Let's start changing our lock-up facilities into places that actually cause inmates to change their behavior -- so that when they leave them they never go back.

Why We Must Reform Our Criminal Justice System

Sen. Jim Webb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Jim Webb

One in every 31 adults in the United States is in prison, in jail, or on supervised release. Numbers only tell part of the story.

Obama, Biden Storm Into Battleground Virginia

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Last week 300 volunteers knocked on 10,000 doors! Even volunteers from Maryland drove down to help us. It was awesome."

Grassroots Power: Thank You Video From Senators Webb and Hagel for Supporting New GI Bill

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the support of thousands of readers from The Huffington Post, IAVA helped make history. When the GI Bill was signed into law in June, many of you contributed to this remarkable victory.

When a Silver Star Meets Hollywood Stars

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patt Morrison

The fact that a new G.I. bill has passed both houses of Congress by veto-proof margins made Sunday's event seem less like a battle in progress and more like a last rest stop on the road to victory.

My Conversation with Jim Webb

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2008-06-11-tavispull.jpgSen. Webb discusses the opposition to the GI bill from President Bush and a fellow Vietnam vet and Senate colleague, John McCain.

Jim Webb's Baggage

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

In the year of the Clinton candidacy, asking Democrats to vote for a vice presidential candidate who snickered about calling the Naval Academy "a horny woman's dream" is just rubbing salt in the wounds.

Bush Appointee Blocked By Nine-Second Senate Session

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House was quiet as a mouse the day after Christmas. But across the Capitol, the Senate was operating in an unusually efficient manner in its ongoi...