Conspiracy Theory and Common Core | The Hayride – Educator Ryan Booth, who was the former political director of the state Republican Party, explains why understanding one’s political opponents is more effective than demonizing them. Then he turns the tables on those on the right who buy in to conspiracy theories related to the new Common Core standards.
Woodfox seeks a court ruling that would end such [strip] searches as routine prison policy any time he is removed from his cell block for outdoor exercise, visits to the infirmary, visits from friends or family and discussions with his attorneys.
A Living Death: Life without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses | ACLU – The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is on the cover of the ACLU’s latest report on mandatory sentencing laws, which put thousands of nonviolent offenders away for the rest of their lives. Over 80 percent of those cases involve drugs, and and two-thirds of the nonviolent lifers are black.
Civilian cameras aren’t as high-quality or consistent as public surveillance systems, but they can be an efficient alternative. By relying instead on footage from people like Vogel, the New Orleans police have effectively blanketed the city with security cameras they don’t have to pay to install, maintain, or monitor.
In the automated phone survey in Louisiana conducted on Oct. 30 and 31, respondents generally said they favored EPA’s proposed plans to limit carbon air pollution released by power plants. And, the majority of respondents indicated that they trust EPA scientists and experts to decide on carbon limits, rather than politicians in Congress.
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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