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The Fair Sentencing Act: A (Small) Step Towards Making Things Right

I want to tell you a story. It's a tale about drugs, prison, race, and justice (or the lack thereof).
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'Hey Obama, Don't Deport My Momma!': A Photo Essay

A children's rendition of Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' filled the air of Lafayette Square in Washington D.C. on Wednesday afternoon as U.S.
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World-Renowned Peacemaker Art Gish Dies

Art and Peggy Gish are career peace, civil rights, and human rights activists who embody the motto of their primary affiliation, Christian Peacemaker Teams: "Getting in the way."
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A Step Towards Breaking the "Resource Curse"

Here's a piece of good news you may have missed when President Obama signed financial regulatory reform into law last Wednesday: In addi
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How Much Are We Willing to Sacrifice to Have Cheap Gasoline?

Sometimes I think we forget whose country this is.
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Wikileaking Afghanistan: Disaster Is Not a Good Thing, But Knowing About It Is

It's out: An enormous trove of documents about the war in Afghanistan yesterday appeared on Wikileaks (whose servers currently seem to be overwhelmed by the traffic) together with comprehensive report
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Darth Vader Goes Swimming and Clarity Floods In

We joined the flood club this weekend. I've heard rumors about this group of people before.
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Op-Eds Worth Reading

This morning, I found a trifecta of three of my favorite op-ed writers in the papers.
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