The exclusion of people with prior convictions from civic life upholds a tradition that is deeply racist, classist, misogynist, and xenophobic, and must be abolished
Nabil Hassein joins Beyond Prisons to give an update on the campaign to close Rikers Island and the fight to oppose new jail construction in New York City.
Kim and Brian share their best practices for journalists looking to improve their reporting on incarceration and related issues.
Journalist and editor Brian Sonenstein recently wrote about retaliation for supporting the prison strike and provides further insights into his reporting.
Ohio prison officials denied an appeal by Imam Hasan against the one-year restriction placed on his phone and email use for supporting the 2018 prison strike.
District court in Louisiana ruled the state’s non-unanimous jury verdict system is unconstitutional, product of discrimination, and impacts minority jurors.
Voters have a clear preference for how to fund Medicare for All: requiring employers to purchase Medicare (or equivalent) coverage for their employees.
Even in the face of a fiercely conservative administration, universal health care took center stage in 2018 with the potential to dramatically improve the lives of more Americans than any other social program in our nation’s history. A publicly financed but privately delivered single-payer program, more popularly known as Medicare
After a decade of intense political fighting and two of the largest wave elections in history, the US finally has a quasi-stable political equilibrium on the Affordable Care Act.
President Donald Trump’s administration recently announced they will use a provision of the Affordable Care Act known as the “state innovation waiver” to undermine the law. The “state innovation waiver”—which appears in the law as the 1332 provision—is supposed to allow states to waive certain regulations in the law, as
It is almost impossible to wrap one’s head around the amount of money the United States wastes on health care. Here are some ways that money could be better spent.
If efforts to pass Medicare for All are ever going to succeed, supporters are going to have to get serious about addressing two big political hurdles.
Several Iraqis bombed during the Persian Gulf War expressed their condolences and paid tribute to former President George H.W. Bush.
More than a year and a half ago, I demanded that George Soros pay me the money I was owed for fomenting protests around President Donald Trump’s election. I still have yet to see a single dime for my services as a professional anarchist. The sugar daddy of the Democratic
Fewer Americans than ever are willing to express their unrequited devotion to the United States, and yet, on Independence Day, that is exactly what we as Americans must do. We cannot let President Donald Trump be the only one who bear hugs Old Glory. If we let him be the
Can you think of any men who were held accountable for CIA torture? No, you cannot. That is why deputy CIA director Gina Haspel should be their next director.
A White House staffer present during the selection process for the Thanksgiving turkeys, which President Donald Trump would later “pardon,” said Trump allegedly groped one of the turkeys. Trump said, “Is this a woman?” as he hoisted the bird up in the air. “It’s a very special time to be
A 33 year-old man, who has #AbsolutelyWithHer and #WhenFemsResist in his Twitter bio, is still waiting on a liberal hotline for people who need talking points on President Donald Trump for their Thanksgiving dinners. The hotline was launched by Stand Above Impeachable Lies, or SAIL. About an hour ago, one