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Congressman's Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

Congressman’s Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

by Brentin Mock on November 20 2013, 12:00PM

Rep. Radel gets slapped on writs for coke possession. Black and Latino men and women don’t get off so easy.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Drug War, Economy, /NOW, Politics

Georgia Governor Signs Welfare Drug Testing Bill Into Law

Georgia Governor Signs Welfare Drug Testing Bill Into Law

by Seth Freed Wessler on April 18 2012, 9:43AM

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal approved a bill on Monday evening that will soon require all applicants to the state cash assistance program to pass a drug test.

Topics: Jobs Crisis, /NOW

96% of Florida Welfare Applicants Pass Drug Test, Discredit Tea Party Gov

96% of Florida Welfare Applicants Pass Drug Test, Discredit Tea Party Gov

by Jorge Rivas on August 25 2011, 1:55PM

The state must now spend $180M a year to debunk the tea party-backed governor’s stereotypes of poor people. So much for smart, efficient use of public funds.

Topics: Economy, Politics

'It's Free Swipe Yo EBT' Music Video Attacks Poor Mothers

‘It’s Free Swipe Yo EBT’ Music Video Attacks Poor Mothers

by Jorge Rivas on August 25 2011, 9:25AM

In her satirical video, Chapter plays Keywanda, a young mother of ten who deals with the “stress of her children’s fathers.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Congress Drops the Ball on Welfare Reform--Again

Congress Drops the Ball on Welfare Reform—Again

by Yvonne Yen Liu on December 2 2010, 11:40AM

Congress had a chance to continue a program that created 250,000 jobs and help single moms out of poverty. They blew it.

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It's a Wrap -- Congress Lets Our Only Real Jobs Program Die

It’s a Wrap — Congress Lets Our Only Real Jobs Program Die

by Seth Freed Wessler on September 30 2010, 4:10PM

As Congress takes off for midterm elections, it seals the fate of the one real jobs program we had.

Topics: Economy

As Washington Returns, It's Back to Jobs vs. the Deficit

As Washington Returns, It’s Back to Jobs vs. the Deficit

by Seth Freed Wessler on September 9 2010, 10:41AM

Obama hopes the tax debate will paint a bright line between Republicans and Democrats this month.

Topics: Economy

Will Congress Get it Together and Pass an Unemployment Insurance Extension?

by Seth Freed Wessler on May 25 2010, 10:16AM

The House was expected to vote today to extend unemployment benefits until the end of the year. But according the the Ways and Means Committee press office this morning, the spending measure will not make it to the floor until…

Topics: Economy

Rand Paul Hates Institutional Racism (Except the Part Where You Elect Him)

by Channing Kennedy on May 20 2010, 1:10PM

Earlier this week, Rand Paul, noted libertarian son of noted libertarian Ron Paul, was doing great. He had harnessed the support of the Tea Party and the mainstream GOP, overcome gloomy initial polling numbers, and seized Kentucky’s Republican Senate…

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