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Prison Gerrymandering: Incarceration Weakens Vulnerable Voting Communities

One person equals one vote: seems simple enough. Unfortunately, that hasn’t worked out for many Americans throughout history, specifically women and people of color. There is a long tradition of denying women, people with low incomes and people of color their vote in America, most [...]

The ‘Solutions’ to the Orlando Shooting that will Only Make Things Worse

As with many tragedies, a host of politicians are now trying to exploit the mass murder in Orlando to push all sorts of proposals that would have done little or nothing to stop the attack either, but could have a huge affect on our rights. [...]

A New Urban Educational Agenda to Avert the Eradication of Communities of Color— Flint Water Crisis

The Case of the People of Flint vs. The State of Michigan President Obama has declared Flint a disaster area. How do we discern what justice looks like, and is the water safe? Residents are gunning for the Snyder Administration to be held partially, [...]

The Super Bowl Promotes War

By David Swanson | Originally Published at Let's Try Democracy. February 7, 2016 Super Bowl 50 will be the first National Football League championship to happen since it was reported that much of the pro-military hoopla at football games, the honoring of troops and glorifying of wars [...]

Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence

Gun violence in the United States has produced a culture soaked in blood - a culture that threatens everyone and extends from accidental deaths, suicides and domestic violence to mass shootings. In late December, a woman in St. Cloud, Florida, fatally shot her own daughter [...]

Until White America looks at Tamir Rice and Sees Their Own Children, There Will Be No Racial Justice in the U.S.

In South Carolina, 1944, George Stinney, a 14-year-old black child was so small that he was forced to sit on a pile of books in order to be “properly” electrocuted for supposedly killing two white girls. Stinney would be exonerated 70 years after his execution. [...]

We Don’t Need Justice For Freddie Gray’s Death to Know Police Apathy is Deadly

Even for black law enforcement officers, it can often be hard to see through the societal gaze and be sympathetic toward the public they serve By Jason Nichols | Originally Published at the Guardian and Observer. December 17, 2015 10:45 EST | Photographic Credit; If Baltimore explodes [...]

Cosby’s Countersuit Against Accusers is More Evidence That He Hates Women

His legal action is an act of misogyny – perhaps the same hatred that might have driven him, as accusers allege, to rape and sexually assault more than 50 of them By Rebecca Carroll | Originally Published at The Guardian and Observer. December 15, 2015 13.45 EST [...]

It’s Messed Up for Democrats to Use the No Fly List to Push For Gun Laws

And Republicans pushing back by citing due process after years trying to squelch it is no less hypocritical By Trevor Timm | Originally Published at The Guardian and Observer. December 5, 2015 05.00 EST | Photographic Credit; Let’s not pretend Republicans suddenly care about the due [...]