David A. Love

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Fabrice Florin

Young people in Florida and elsewhere—articulate and thoughtful, media savvy and politically astute—are taking action against policies that are killing them in the classroom. They have a wealth of data to back them up. more

Feb 22, 2018 5:00 PM Dispatches

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A progressive wind is blowing into the D.A.’s office, and none too soon, given the current climate in the courts and in the prisons. more

Jun 26, 2017 10:47 AM Dispatches

George C. Wallace by Marion S. Trikosko; Donald Trump by Michael Vadon. Donald Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, is regarded as a new phenomenon on the American political scene. But the openly racist and xenophobic candidate—fome... more

Mar 31, 2016 4:13 AM Dispatches

“We have lost more than a generation of African Americans as a result of people not paying attention to what's going on.” more

Dec 16, 2015 4:17 PM Dispatches

As the nascent #BlackLivesMatter movement seeks reform of a criminal justice system that preys upon communities of color, law enforcement are increasingly attempting to quell protest and political dissent. Exhibit A: The case of Marylin Zun... more

Jul 28, 2015 4:00 PM Op-Eds 2 Comments

Legislators across the country are launching a mean-spirited campaign to block poor people from purchasing certain kinds of foods, products or services. more

May 27, 2015 5:10 PM Op-Eds 9 Comments

No human being deserves the death penalty, not even the Boston bomber. more

Apr 21, 2015 2:12 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

Fifty years after Selma, the more things change, the more they remain the same. Image credit: Rebecca Kemble more

Mar 7, 2015 5:14 PM Op-Eds

Every 28 hours, a black person is killed by the police in the United States. Image Credit: Rick Majewski more

Nov 26, 2014 12:42 PM Op-Eds

The heavy-handedness in Ferguson can be traced back to the Pentagon. more

Aug 19, 2014 4:40 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

The decision by NBA player LeBron James to leave the Miami Heat and return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks well about him and holds lessons for us all. more

Jul 17, 2014 4:21 PM Op-Eds 2 Comments

It looks as if the practice of the death penalty is finally catching up with America. We must do better than this. The botched April 29 execution of death row inmate Clayton Lockett, 38, in Oklahoma was gruesome, cruel and barbaric. The man di... more

May 6, 2014 9:54 PM Dispatches

A recent statehouse vote in New Hampshire provides yet more evidence that capital punishment is in decline in the United States. more

Mar 31, 2014 3:29 PM Dispatches

A recent statehouse vote provides yet more evidence that capital punishment is in decline in the United States. more

Mar 18, 2014 4:51 PM Dispatches

The death penalty is actually on the decline in America. And that's as it should be. The imposition of the death penalty is rife with corruption, incompetence, race and class bias and human error. Often, the innocent are killed. Last year, ... more

Feb 4, 2013 3:40 PM Op-Eds

On Jan. 21, 2010, in a 5-4 decision, the nation’s highest court ruled that the First Amendment was intended by the Founding Fathers to allow corporations to exercise free speech — limitless and without regulation. more

Jan 21, 2012 3:02 PM Op-Eds

It’s about bringing economic fairness to America so that we can live up to our claim of being the land of opportunity. more

Nov 16, 2011 2:12 PM Op-Eds

Some states have gone to ludicrous lengths to deny citizens voting rights. more

Oct 13, 2011 3:03 PM Op-Eds

The United States is becoming more diverse than ever, and we should embrace this diversity -- not recoil from it. more

Apr 14, 2011 9:55 PM Op-Eds

Hate groups are on the rise in America. This is a national problem, and we all should be concerned about it. more

Mar 17, 2011 12:59 PM Op-Eds