2014 Elections Paint Gruesome Future For Republican Party October 27, 2014
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.
Call To Demilitarize Police Grows, Gains New Supporters By Frederick Reese
The far left, the far right and what seems like everyone in between are coming together on one particular issue: demilitarizing U.S. police forces.
Louisiana Prisoners Sue State For Failing To Provide Mental Health Care By Frederick Reese
Six people found not guilty by reason of insanity are being held in parish jails. Their class action lawsuit reflects a broader national problem: far too many mentally ill people are being held in prison and not receiving the care they need.
“Re-Fracking” Concerns Prompt Questions On Politics’ Role In Fracking Debate By Frederick Reese
Fracking regulation is generally weak and unenforced across the country. A new technology, “re-fracking,” brings with it even more potential harm, and it’s going ahead -- all in the name of energy security.
Who Benefits From Police Militarization? (INFO-GRAPHIC) By Frederick Reese
Local and state police are more than happy to take the military’s materiel cast-offs, but the people they’ve vowed to serve and protect aren’t the ones benefitting most from increasingly armored and heavily armed police -- just ask the people of Ferguson.