Charlotte Silver, AlterNet The only evidence needed to get someone thrown in solitary is a tattoo, letter, photo or piece of political material.
By Derek Thompson
The labor market is stratified, if not calcified, by race, with whites seeing higher wages and lower unemployment, while blacks and Hispanics clustering in lower-paying jobs.
By Robin Wilkey
Portland, Maine, voters on Tuesday approved legalizing recreational marijuana for residents 21 and older. The measure, Question 1, passed with about 70 percent of the vote, making Portland the first East Coast city to legalize recreational pot.
By Denise Oliver Velez, Daily Kos The decision by the high court in the Dominican Republic to declare Dominicans who may have Haitian ancestry “not citizens” with a start date…
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso have delivered a devastating critique on the failed war on drugs and are calling on governments to…
By Safi Knafo, Huffington Post If sitting in a prison cell was a job, it would be one of the most common jobs in the United States. In 2012, there…
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…
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.