William J. Astore: Just keep one image in mind: Republicans are Lucy holding the football, and you are Charlie Brown.
Nobody’s suggesting that Democrats should behave like Republicans, but it’s no longer “moderate” to pretend that the rules haven’t changed. In today’s world, a vote for Gorsuch is a vote for extremism over moderation.
Alexandra Rosenmann: Feinstein explained that Gorsuch is no “reasonable mainstream conservative,” but rather a deeply disconcerting “originalist.” But that isn’t the only worry Democrats should have about him.
Absent accountability for police who wrongfully kill—and police departments’ failure to even keep accurate numbers on killings is part of this—the United States will continue to lead the world in police killings.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2017 Media contact: ACLU SoCal Communications & Media Advocacy, 213.977.5252, firstname.lastname@example.org ACLU SoCal Statement on Jury Verdict in Trial of Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca The jury’s decision to convict Lee Baca for obstructing an FBI investigation into widespread abuse of jail inmates was yet another acknowledgment that for many years our county jail […]
Sydney Robinson: In a town of just 400 people – average Americans, most of which are low-income – three separate pharmaceutical companies sent 4,194,000 opiate pills for distribution.
Paul Haeder: You don’t end up rape-plowed and drug-induced and violence-taught and then seek some monk’s or nun’s sense of the world, justice, and reclamation.
Mark Naison: People are afraid to go to and from work, to go to the corner store, to send their kids to school.
Tom Hall: As we move toward laws allowing an even greater suffusion of firearms throughout every level of society, we should be horrified at the thought of angry young men being taught that violence is a proper way to oppose speech.
Jack Payden-Travers: Our nation has the distinction of being the only country in the Western Hemisphere still carrying out executions.
Skip Hickambottom and Dale Gronemeier: The uninitiated might believe it preposterous that a Cat on an Abstract could cause mighty men to tremble.
Rachel Halfrida Cunliffe: In due course, under the right conditions Roof might be brought to a fuller acknowledgement of the harm he has done and then could participate in restorative justice and reparative initiatives.
Laura Finley: No, you should not be allowed to work with communities you describe with disdain, disrespect, or prejudice, let alone work there with the authority of the state to carry and use a lethal weapon.