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Sarah Lazare: Deaths of Despair

A pair of pioneering Princeton researchers makes sense of a growing epidemic

Rebekah Barber: Challenging the death penalty

“I understand this is a controversial issue but what isn’t controversial is the evidence that led to my decision,” Florida state prosecutor Aramis Ayala said last week as she announced she would not seek the death penalty for cases in the Orange-Osceola jurisdiction where she was recently elected to serve as Florida’s first African-American state Read more…

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Immanuel Wallerstein: The Falsity of False Consciousness

We should pursue social transformation realistically without blaming others for not supporting us by arguing that they are making errors of judgment

Jordan Smith: Punished for Opposing the Death Penalty

The top prosecutor in Orlando, Florida outlined a new policy: her office would no longer seek the death penalty in any capital case

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Evan Sandlin: A Crime Against Humanity?

When U.S. rivals committed atrocities in Aleppo, Western talking heads were appalled. But when the U.S. supports them in Mosul? Silence

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Ramzy Baroud: ‘Decolonizing the Mind’

Using Hollywood Celebrities to Validate Islam

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Sue Sturgis: May Day Mass Action

“We need to show this administration, Congress and large corporate interests that our human and economic worth is more powerful than their agenda of hate and greed”

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Juan Cole: It’s Class Warfare

The GOP crusade against Health Care

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Bernie Sanders: We Beat Right-Wing Extremists Today

Senator Bernie Sanders reacts to the death of Trumpcare

Jane Mayer: The Dark Money Behind Trump and Bannon

Interview on Robert Mercer, the man who is said to have out-Koched the Koch brothers in the 2016 election

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