|Two-Stepping Away from Bill’s Legacy, Hillary Rebukes Era of Mass Incarceration
by Lauren McCauley
Her comments come as a national spotlight has been put on the United States’ policing and incarceration policies that for years have targeted young men of color, which critics say has created a permanent “underclass” in American society.
|Nations Failing to Combat ‘Global Threat’ of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs: WHO
by Deirdre Fulton
“Of particularly urgent concern is the development of bacteria that are progressively less treatable by available antibiotics. This is happening in all parts of the world, so all countries must do their part to tackle this global threat.”
|Fraud, Waste, and Lies: Charter Schools Cheating Communities Out of Millions of Dollars
by Sarah Lazare
Despite evidence that Amos—who is currently being sued by the DC Attorney General—diverted more than $14 million from the school in the last 10 years, the DC Public Charter School Board pointed to their limited ability to oversee for-profit management companies.
|Fight Over Domestic Spying Heats Up in Congress with ‘USA Freedom Act’
by Jon Queally
Advocates of privacy and civil liberties offered mixed reactions to the bill on Tuesday, acknowledging the USA Freedom Act makes laudable attempts at reform in some key areas, while falling markedly short in others.
|‘Expose the Slaveholders’: Activists Disrupt For-Profit Prison Corp. Meeting
by Nadia Prupis
“The prison-industrial complex “not only profits off the imprisonment of of America’s most vulnerable, but also corrupts our system through draconian legislation and our education system.”
|Insurance Companies Blatantly Ignore ACA’s Free Birth Control Mandate
by Deirdre Fulton
Through its hotline, CoverHer, which women can call when they face problems accessing the birth control benefit to which they are entitled, the NWLC has reportedly heard from women in every state in the country.
|Bernie Sanders Readies a ‘Which Side Are You On?’ Presidential Bid
by John Nichols
As a presidential candidate, he can force the debate that the Democratic Party, and America, needs to have—on fast track and on a long list of issues that the “billionaire class” would have preferred to keep off the table.
|NSA Data Collection Program Must End
by Faiza Patel
The theory is that collecting phone records allows the government to discover previously unknown terrorist networks. This notion has been thoroughly discredited.
|Baltimore and the Human Right to Resistance: Rejecting the Framework of the Oppressor
by Ajamu Baraka
Resistance to oppression is a right that the oppressed claim for themselves. It does not matter if it is sanctioned by the oppressor state, because that state has no legitimacy.
|Corporate Cash vs The Rest of Us on Fast Track
by Ben Lilliston
The fact that Fast Track is even being considered is a testament to the growing influence of corporate money in politics and the need to make major reforms in how our democracy works.
|‘Why So Much Anger?’: If You Don’t Know, Washington Post Won’t Tell You
by Jim Naureckas
A series of deaths are not “tensions”—they’re actual violence, with real lives lost. Nor is “strained” the appropriate word to use for relations between police and residents where police have repeatedly killed those residents.
|Iran Calls for Nuclear Disarmament by US, Israel, World
by Juan Cole
US politicians constantly warn that if Iran gets a bomb it will kick of a nuclear arms race in the region, ignoring the fact that Israel has a bomb, which has already driven such a race.