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I'm a journalist based in NYC. I write about social justice, politics, policy, the criminal justice system, and whatever else catches my eye.

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What McKinney Says About White American Fear of Black Citizens ...

The McKinney, Texas, incident is the latest flash point in our country’s persistent problem with race.

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Giving Vietnam Veterans a Second Chance to Come Home

Post-9/11 vets are helping an older generation experience a more friendly homecoming.

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NY to DC: We'll Figure Out Immigration Reform on Our Own, Since You Can't

Policy reforms have stalled in Washington’s gridlock, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the country is willing to suffer.

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Having Lost Kin to Police Brutality These Families Protested to Make ...

Having Lost Kin to Police Brutality These Families ...

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Despite Orders to Free Prisoners, Officials Cling to Cheap Inmate ...

As California’s historic drought conditions coincide with the success of criminal justice reform initiatives, some state officials look to be in open panic.

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Where Is the Tea Party of the Left?

Despite the rise of Warren Democrats and de Blasio Democrats, there’s still little chance of a progressive third party.

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5 Unexpected Hotbeds of Liberal Politics in This Election

These blue candidates have gone deep into red country to campaign.

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The Complicated, Sometimes Heartbreaking Reality Happening in a ...

Experiencing a taste of another culture isn’t quite as simple as trying the food.

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Here's Why a Cross-Dressing Diva Is a Lens Into Europe's Political ...

Here's Why a Cross-Dressing Diva Is a Lens Into Eur...

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Occupy Activist Who Was Jailed After Clearing of Zuccotti Park Now ...

Cecily McMillan’s controversial arrest led her to a new cause.

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Devastating Floods Uncover Land Mines in Bosnia & Herzegovina

After years of grappling with a dark history, a natural disaster is a reminder of Bosnia's ruinous past.

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Here Are 5 Reasons It's Time to Call Off the Global War on Drugs

The global War on Drugs has failed. Here's the evidence.

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A Disturbing Trend in Agriculture: Prisoner-Picked Vegetables

Some states are turning to their prisons to make up for farmworker shortages....

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After 44 Years, This European Country Is Finally Getting Its First Mosque

On the unlikely success of Slovenia's Muslims in a region plagued by a history of brutal intolerance....

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Ja Rule’s Prison Cookbook Was a Joke, But Prison Food Is Not

The quality is horrible, and access to meals is often used to manipulate inmates—but the punishment of eating in jails isn't considered 'cruel and unusual.'...