Washington isn’t exactly known for its bipartisan spirit these days, but on Wednesday, Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) became the latest pair of politicians to reach across the party divide in an effort to scale back the country’s punitive drug policies.
By Jesse Lava and Sarah Solon
“CCA” has become a dirty word.
Kanye West cited it when rapping about America’s class of “New Slaves.” Anonymous invoked it to describe a bad financial investment that undermines justice. And for state after state, the word represents a failed approach to public safety.
By Julia Ryan
Students in Massachusetts are doing great compared to their international peers, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Students in Alabama, Mississippi, and D.C., however, are languishing.
By S. Rajagopalan
Although the United Nations’ draft proposed by 20-odd countries, including India, doesn’t name the United States as its target, it is an open secret who it is aimed at.
By Henia Belalia
It’s disconcerting to find so few faces in the prominent ranks of the environmental movement that reflect the realities and experiences of those bearing the brunt of climate collapse.
Sir Ronald Sanders BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday October 10, 2013 – For years nationals of the 15 nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have complained of the discrimination they’ve experienced at the border controls of each other’s countries. This discrimination has ranged in many cases from extensive questioning before being allowed entry for a limited period, to arbitrary refusal of entry and immediate expulsion.
Every year, thousands of young, primarily black men are arrested for marijuana possession and for the vast majority, that act will have a tremendous impact on the course their lives take going forward.
By Thom Hartmann
America is falling apart – and this nation’s super-rich are to blame.
There was once a time in America when the super-rich needed you, and me, and working-class Americans to be successful.
By Ed Brown
August 28, 2013, marked the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington. On this day in 1963 more than two-hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) people came to Washington, from all corners of America, to march for freedom, jobs and the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill.