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You Can't Fix Juvenile Justice and Ignore Race

You Can't Fix Juvenile Justice and Ignore Race

by Dom Apollon on July 16 2010, 12:31PM

It'll take more than a cost-benefit analysis to stop locking up so many black and brown kids.

Topics: Criminal Justice, The Policy Blog

The Insurance Industry's Stealth Attack on Health Reform

The Insurance Industry's Stealth Attack on Health Reform

by Yvonne Yen Liu on July 16 2010, 11:08AM

Why you should care about "Medical Loss Ratio." No, really.

Topics: Health, The Policy Blog

Let's Try It Again! Another Pass at Jobless Benefits Bill Play

Let's Try It Again! Another Pass at Jobless Benefits Bill

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 29 2010, 2:21PM

The House votes on extending unemployment benefits today as 1.2 million are at risk of losing their lifeline.

Topics: Economy, The Policy Blog

Kyl Shoots and Misses on Kagan Immigration Brief

Kyl Shoots and Misses on Kagan Immigration Brief

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 28 2010, 3:26PM

The senator hopes to put Kagan on the spot for the administration's brief challenging (likely unconstitutional) another Arizona law. He ought to know she didn't write it.

Topics: Elena Kagan, The Policy Blog

How Congress Ignores the Jobless Without Political Worry Infographic

How Congress Ignores the Jobless Without Political Worry

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 24 2010, 6:27PM

Frances Fox Piven says it's because people getting benefits no longer share a public space--where organizing could happen.

Topics: Economy, The Policy Blog

No End in Sight for Foreclosures

No End in Sight for Foreclosures

by Michelle Chen on June 23 2010, 7:47AM

The recession still has more damage to do. And a new Center for Responsible Lending report says Black and Latino homeowners will continue feeling the worst of it.

Topics: Economy, The Policy Blog

Elena Kagan is No Thurgood Marshall

Elena Kagan is No Thurgood Marshall

by Dom Apollon on May 12 2010, 12:00PM

Obama's second Supreme Court nominee clerked for one of history's greatest racial justice champions. You wouldn't know it by looking at her career since.

Topics: Elena Kagan, The Policy Blog