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“You Showed Us What Hope Looked Like”

January 12, 2017Kristen Bell

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“You Showed Us What Hope Looked Like”

January 12, 2017 | Kristen Bell

How a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor helped a group of incarcerated men find a reason to keep fighting.

Standing Together Against Hate

December 19, 2016 | Ken Zimmerman

A progress report on the Open Society Foundations’ $10 million initiative to confront hate.

Hope on the Road Ahead

November 18, 2016 | Chris Stone

Hatred, racist bigotry, and sexist violence are not new. But the frequency and scale we’ve seen since November 8 are alarming.

In the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Child Soldiers Get Ignored

November 7, 2016 | Jeremy Ravinsky, Lora Lumpe

U.S. law prohibits military aid to countries that use child soldiers, but a loophole allows the money to flow regardless.

The Power of Ideas to Fight Racism and Xenophobia

November 1, 2016 | Chris Stone

It is time to double down on support for a new generation of leaders of color.

No One—Not Even the President—Can Declare Torture Lawful

October 31, 2016 | Baher Azmy

The Fourth Circuit just rendered the most definitive appellate court opinion proclaiming the illegality of torture since 9/11.

Congress Has a Chance to Restore—and Strengthen—the Voting Rights Act

October 26, 2016 | Julie Fernandes

Since it was gutted by the Supreme Court, evidence of voting discrimination has emerged. Two bills before congress could fix that.

Q&A: Zones Where No One Has Guns—Not Even the Police

October 12, 2016

What if cities carved out spaces where no one—including cops—could carry firearms?

Let’s Reduce, Not Reform, Policing in America

October 6, 2016 | Rachel Herzing

It’s time to imagine how we can shrink the size and scope of police forces, reduce the number of gadgets at cops’ disposal, and constrain law enforcement’s ability to ensnare us.

The Case against Stop-and-Frisk

September 30, 2016 | Vincent Warren

Stop and frisk failed in New York City—a lesson that should be heeded by any community considering its adoption.

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