Jews Support Legalizing Marijuana

Why More States Are Considering Marijuana Legalization

"In 2014, the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice carried out an analysis that compared five states that implemented major marijuana reforms, either through legalization or decriminalization, over … [Read More...]

Youth Solitary Confinement

Locked Up and Alone

How do you define solitary confinement? That question is at the core of a California debate over ending the practice in state- and county-run juvenile detention facilities, which are estimated to … [Read More...]


California’s Jail-Building Boom

What comes after mass incarceration? Local incarceration. Indio, California – In this desert city halfway between Los Angeles and the Arizona border, a small monument to the state’s prison downsizing … [Read More...]

White Nationalism Underground

Whose Freedom? Reflections on a Dolorous Fourth

View image | gettyimages.com I spent part of the long July 4 weekend enjoying a collection of essay-length book reviews by the highly-regarded historian, Edmund S. Morgan. Morgan, who died a couple … [Read More...]

Violent Crime Drops

Violent Crime Drops Again in California

Homicides, robberies and overall violent crimes fell statewide in 2014 to levels not seen in decades, according to a Department of Justice report released Wednesday. The 1,697 killings last year … [Read More...]

Patrisse Cullors Interview

The Role of Spirit in the #Blacklivesmatter Movement

A Conversation with Activist and Artist Patrisse Cullors As the nation mourned the deaths of nine murdered at Emanuel AME Church last week, the Black Lives Matter movement held its first national … [Read More...]

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