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The Need for Action on Policing and Racial Justice after Baton Rouge

July 18, 2016 | Chris Stone

Peaceful protests are the opposite of violence, not the cause of violence.

Obama’s New Drone Policy Is a Step Forward for Transparency

July 15, 2016 | Toby Shepard

The estimates of how many people have been killed by U.S. drones since 2009 will allow the American public to ask better questions about the uses and limitations of this new technology.

Documenting Racial Disparities in Police Use of Force

July 12, 2016 | Phillip Abita Goff

Recent police shootings demand a hard analysis of the intersections where race and law enforcement meet.

The Hidden Consequences of Forcing Women to Travel for Abortions

July 7, 2016 | Elisa Leilani Slattery

Laws that keep abortion services far from where women live are a form of social exclusion that women’s rights advocates call “abortion exile.”

The Supreme Court Won’t Stop the Fight for Justice for Immigrants

June 24, 2016 | Marielena Hincapié

We must mobilize to fight for true and lasting changes to immigration policy to allow all people, regardless of where we were born, to contribute fully to our communities.

A Harsher Sentence for Brock Turner Will Not Bring Justice

June 15, 2016 | Sarah Baker

The public is rightfully outraged over the leniency shown to the white Stanford student convicted of rape. Let’s channel that anger towards forging a new notion of justice.

After Orlando, the Struggle Against Hate Continues

June 13, 2016 | Michael Heflin

We are all bound to one another by our humanity. When that humanity is struck down in one place, we are all made more vulnerable.

Mourning Orlando’s Loss from Kabul

June 13, 2016 | Shaharzad Akbar

The situations in Afghanistan and the United States are very different, but the emotions are universal.

The Enduring Toll of Civilian Harm

June 7, 2016 | Rachel Reid

The United States discovered the true costs that civilian casualties had on its efforts in Afghanistan. It shouldn’t have to learn those lessons again.

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Is Addiction a Learning Disorder?

May 27, 2016 | Thomas Watson

By recognizing why people with addictions make the choices they do, policy makers can see the futility of punitive drug policies.

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