Tag Archives: mass incarceration

If Trump Truly Cared

I caught a few minutes of Chris Hayes’ show on Monday night with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in McDowell County, West Virginia. The conversation turned to the problem of opiate addiction. It made me think: what if the Trump administration took the challenge of helping those addicted to opiates as seriously as it took dismantling environmental regulations? Specifically what if it issued a mandate that for every person incarcerated for possession we put two in treatment? Let’s explore. Continue reading If Trump Truly Cared

A Racist In Our Midst

If you’re in a real hurry today or for the next few weeks I’ll save you some time reading the rest of today’s column and following some upcoming Senate hearings – Jeff Sessions will be confirmed as Attorney General. Elections have consequences, the Senate is still to a large degree a club and America will suffer. Continue reading A Racist In Our Midst

Another Small Step Forward That Is In Danger

Today’s article will be shorter on statistics than most of the articles I write about topics like this; but it will be long on important principle. Continue reading Another Small Step Forward That Is In Danger