Slavery Is Alive And Well In America, Fueled By The Need For Cheap Labor December 8, 2014
Though the 13th Amendment outlawed slavery, forced labor persists in the U.S. through federal guest worker programs, a focus solely on sex trafficking, and an economy that puts cost effectiveness ahead of human rights.
The Bitcoin Hype Has Been Spent, So What’s Next? By Frederick Reese
It’s been a rough year for the bitcoin. Going forward, it may turn out that the cryptocurrency’s greatest value lies in what it reveals about the flaws in the cryptocurrency model. Addressing these flaws could ultimately revolutionize the ways we think about and handle
GOP Needs To Clear Net Neutrality, Immigration Reform Hurdles On The Way To 2016 By Frederick Reese
The Republicans’ midterm success may be more reflective of Democrats not getting out to vote than representative of a strong GOP base that’s able to hold onto power past 2016.
2014 Elections Paint Gruesome Future For Republican Party By Frederick Reese
With Republicans likely to take the Senate on the back of the “six-year itch,” the lead-up to 2016 is going to reveal whether the GOP can overcome party in-fighting and come up with a unified front to address the nation’s dilemmas.
The Fate Of Net Neutrality: A Complicated Dance Between Corporate Interests And Consumer Demand By Frederick Reese
“In this democratized system we call the Internet, anyone can put up an idea and it can be weighed fairly and openly by the consumer,” one Internet start-up CEO says. As consumers increasingly turn to video streaming services, what will that mean for net neutrality?
Racism And Unchecked Police Violence: An American Epidemic By Frederick Reese
Communities are uniting in their lack of faith in police and standing up to law enforcement, but underlying issues like racism still need to be addressed if communities like Ferguson and the nation as a whole are to move forward.
Race And Racism Define Southern Politics, But Maybe Not For Long By Frederick Reese
The GOP wouldn’t be wise to think it can rely on its white voter base in the South for much longer. Despite an onslaught of restrictive voting laws in recent years, Republicans will need to shift gears from the “Southern Strategy” to inclusion to stay relevant.
Who’s Getting Caught In The “School-to-Prison” Pipeline? And Why? By Frederick Reese
The U.S. prison population is disproportionately black. The same racial disparity can be seen in the students who are punished in the nation’s schools. The connection between these two phenomena are stronger -- and more insidious -- than many may understand.
Migration Patterns Show An Immigration System Beset By Biases, Misperceptions By Frederick Reese
“Immigration is now a Heartland issue, it’s a Southern issue. It’s no longer just about border communities and New York and San Francisco anymore,” a human rights advocate tells MintPress.