Lauren Steiner: Bernie is asking us to become engaged citizens working directly on issues via local and statewide campaigns. That way, even if he should not get elected, we will have built and trained a grassroots army ready to pressure elected officials on the issues of importance to us.
Elections and Campaigns
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.
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.
Charles Hayes: Imagining Gregory Peck as Atticus making racist statements is like going to the doctor for a common cold and finding out you have cancer: it’s earth-shattering.