Mass Incarceration is a Women’s Issue, Too

Mass Incarceration is a Women’s Issue, Too

Over the last few years, our broken criminal justice system has become a national issue as horrific stories of victims of mass incarceration have made their way into the mainstream media. The dominant narrative around this issue is usually that it disproportionately...
When Red Tape Is a Good Thing

When Red Tape Is a Good Thing

One of the dirtiest words in politics is “regulation.” It conjures up images of confusing paperwork, red tape, and obstacles to progress and innovation. However, when it comes to guaranteeing that the water we drink is lead-free, the air we breathe is...
Have Yourself Some Anti-Refugee Hysteria

Have Yourself Some Anti-Refugee Hysteria

As holiday shoppers empty their wallets to buy presents for family and friends, there’s been an outbreak of miserliness among our politicians — directed at some of the world’s most helpless people. At least 30 Republican governors, and one Democrat, are vowing to bar...
Why Justin Trudeau Makes Me Jealous of Canada

Why Justin Trudeau Makes Me Jealous of Canada

Asked why half the members of his cabinet are women, Justin Trudeau replied with three words that spoke volumes: “Because it’s 2015.” The nurturing father of three kids under 10 is a master of effortless statements that spread inclusiveness and tolerance. Four Sikhs...
Away with the Clowns

Away with the Clowns

Is it me or are the GOP presidential debates getting more circus-like each time? The recent CNBC “Your Money, Your Vote” debate began with this beauty pageant question: “What’s your greatest weakness?” Who asks a bunch of narcissists that...
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