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Elections and Campaigns

Bill Clinton Policies

Put Bubba Where He Belongs—Back in the Politics of the ‘90s

Rosemary Jenkins: Lest we forget, President Obama has had to spend an inordinate amount of his time overturning, reversing, amending many of the ill-advised laws and regulations the misguided Clinton put into practice some decades ago and which still plague us in so many different ways today.

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Prison Reform

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Will Obama’s “Criminal Justice Week” Define His Presidency?

David A. Love: The “tough on crime” approach is a miserable failure, and true reform of the criminal justice system will take a bipartisan effort in which we are smarter about sentencing, reduce barriers for the formerly incarcerated, and increase their job opportunities.

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Immigration Reform

ICE Detainers

Kathryn Steinle’s Murder Puts the Spotlight on ICE

Hector Villagra: ICE’s use of detainers to imprison people without due process or probable cause — including not just those here without authorization but also green card holders and even U.S. citizens — raises obvious and serious constitutional concerns.

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Social Justice

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Will Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Hope Triumph?

John Peeler: In these times of racial tensions around repeated police killings of unarmed blacks, it is easy to see why Coates is pessimistic, and hard to understand why he continues to have enough hope to keep on writing to a white audience.

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