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These Surprising Allies Are Shaking Up the Fight Against the Death Penalty

This segment of the population is growing in opposition to capital punishment.

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Food Stamp Cuts Hurt Students

You can't feed students' minds if you don't feed their bellies.
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Cuts to SNAP Show How Misinformed We Are About Poverty

We need to talk about poverty in the U.S., but the only way we can become more comfortable with discussing the taboo (but very real) issue is by acknowledging it.
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Colorado is Giving $2 Million to a Private Prison Company for Nonexistent Inmates

Private prison companies are not making the streets safer, they are just making themselves richer.
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Anders Breivik, Norway's Mass Killer, is Getting An Online Education in Prison — and He Should

Anders Breivik killed 77 people in Norway on July 22, 2011, many of them adolescents. Many are outraged he has the luxury of online education in prison, but we can't sink to his cruelty.
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4 Things You Didn't Know About the Company That Owns More Than 80,000 Prisoners

Corrections Corporation of America controls the lives of more than 80,000 prisoners. Here's what you don't know about the company that profits from chains and shackles.

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This Liberal State Spends 34 Times More On a Death Row Inmate Than a Kid's Education

The more money we spend on the death penalty, the less we have left over for the people who truly need it the most. Even in liberal states like California, the balance has grown out of whack.
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4 Shocking Stats That Show How Badly We're Failing Our Black Youth

Educational racism is very real, but fortunately, the solutions are just as real.