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  1. court is in sessions
    Jeff Sessions Keeps Getting WorseA new profile at the New York Times Magazine vivifies the warning about Sessions that Coretta Scott King gave in 1986.
  2. racism
    Mississippi’s Overdue ReckoningA lot had to go wrong for Mississippi’s state-flag debate to go right.
  3. protests
    Today’s Multiracial Protest Coalition Stands on a Shaky FoundationMany of the likely factors that caused the recent upsurge in dissent are fleeting and contingent.
  4. protests
    The Police Are Still RiotingCompton, California; Columbus, Ohio; and Richmond, Virginia, all saw outbreaks of police violence against protesters on Sunday.
  5. rayshard brooks
    Atlanta’s Reforms Won’t Save the Next Rayshard BrooksThe mayor’s first proposals for curbing racist police violence have already been failing for years.
  6. abolition
    Why Police Abolition Is a Useful Framework — Even for SkepticsAbolition is a goal, a process, and a practice.
  7. politics
    John Lewis Will Never Lose HopeThe congressman and civil-rights legend on why he’s staying the course — even when he fears waking up to find that our democracy has disappeared.
  8. police brutality
    This Will Not Be ContainedTwo weeks in George Floyd’s America.
  9. george floyd
    The Rioters Aren’t Here to Convince YouCriticism that focuses on their strategic imprudence is misguided.
  10. george floyd
    The Lies We Tell About RiotsHow America mystifies the wages of its racism.
  11. police brutality
    America’s Most Resilient InstitutionThe coronavirus hasn’t stopped law enforcement from beating and killing unarmed people.
  12. veepstakes
    The ‘Law and Order’ TrapSome Democrats are agitating for Biden to try to get to the right of the Republican Party on crime. They shouldn’t.
  13. drunk history
    The Pandemic Has Led to an Outbreak of Terrible Historical AnalogiesTrump and his allies are using the coronavirus to warp history. We can’t ignore their delusions.
  14. covid-19
    The Coronavirus Makes Trump’s Cruelty Toward Indian Country Even More DeadlyTrump’s enmity for Native Americans dates from his casino days. During the pandemic, it has deadly consequences.
  15. florida man
    Don’t Overthink Ron DeSantisThe Florida governor’s tenure teaches us about sycophancy, ineptitude, and reactionary politics.
  16. ahmaud arbery
    Never Stop RunningOn the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
  17. coronavirus
    Even During a Pandemic, the NYPD Is Still the NYPDThe novel coronavirus hasn’t changed its basic nature.
  18. tara reade
    Tara Reade Is Making It Harder to Hide Joe BidenThat doesn’t mean his campaign will abandon its most effective strategy.
  19. inequality
    Are You Rich Enough to Survive This Pandemic?The vulnerable, the virus, and America’s willful blindness.
  20. covid-19
    Donald Trump and the Luxury of IrresponsibilityWhen washing one’s hands isn’t just a precaution against the coronavirus.
  21. covid-19
    Brian Kemp Doesn’t Answer to YouHe can “reopen” Georgia without fear because he’s insulated himself from democratic consequences.
  22. covid-19
    Wisconsin Justices Voted Absentee Before Making Everyone Else Vote in PersonSafety for me, risk of infection for thee.
  23. covid-19
    Who ‘Deserves’ Jail During a Pandemic?The Cook County Jail in Chicago is America’s biggest coronavirus hotspot. Why did we allow this?
  24. covid-19
    The Novel Coronavirus Is Devastating Black Communities. This Was Predictable.Wisconsin is an object lesson in how racist policies have created an environment that leaves black Americans vulnerable.
  25. covid-19
    Rikers Island Reports Its First COVID-Related Prisoner DeathMichael Tyson, 53, had been locked up for a noncriminal, technical parole violation.
  26. politics
    Andrew Cuomo Has Learned Nothing From the Coronavirus Catastrophe at RikersA newly low prison population has helped prevent a worse outbreak, but the governor’s budget turns back the clock.
  27. coronavirus
    ‘We’re Going to All Start Dropping’: Rikers Inmates on Being Prisoners of COVID“It’s like The Walking Dead in here.”
  28. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Fears Spark Prison Strikes, Protests, and Riots Around the WorldFrom Colombia to France to the U.S., prisoners are struggling to protect themselves where their jailers won’t.
  29. death penalty
    Colorado Abolishes the Death Penalty, Becoming the 22nd State to Do SoGovernor Jared Polis obeyed COVID-19 era social distancing mandates and announced his historic signing via press release.
  30. coronavirus
    Officials Are Using the Coronavirus to Expand the Criminal-Justice SystemOfficials are asking for — and doling out — increased law-enforcement power.
  31. democratic primaries
    Stacey Abrams Is Joe Biden’s Strongest Running-Mate Prospect, Poll FindsData for Progress found that a Biden-led ticket featuring the former Georgia legislator polls uniquely well across a wide range of voters.
  32. immigration
    ICE Was a Danger to Immigrants. The Coronavirus Makes It a Danger to Everyone.The spread of the pandemic has made the agency’s reign of terror untenable.
  33. coronavirus
    Rikers Island Prisoner Tests Positive for CoronavirusAdvocates have long warned about the deadly stakes of a jail or prison outbreak.
  34. democratic primaries
    Kim Foxx Wins Reelection in Chicago, Despite Jussie Smollett CaseOpponents’ efforts to make the race a referendum on the Jussie Smollett case appear to have failed.
  35. coronavirus
    Thank God David A. Clarke Isn’t Running a County Jail AnymoreHe really wants you to expose yourself to novel coronavirus.
  36. coronavirus
    Pandemics Are a Great Reason to De-carcerateCoronavirus could wreak havoc on jails and prisons. If their inhumane conditions weren’t a self-evident reason to shrink them, this should be.
  37. coronavirus
    Donate To a Food BankAnd donate money, not canned food.
  38. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Should Probably Just Hide NowJames Clyburn thinks he’s so far ahead he doesn’t even need to debate Bernie Sanders. That would be a dream come true for the Biden campaign.
  39. democratic primaries
    Joe Biden’s Critics Among Black Democrats Are Now Lying on His BehalfThe price of influence in the self-styled party of multiracial democracy.
  40. criminal justice
    On Criminal Justice, Biden Has No Moral Standing Over TrumpOne of Trump’s main general election strategies will be contrasting the two men’s records. And it looks bad for Biden.
  41. super tuesday
    This Is Not the Joe Biden You KnowBiden has risen to the top of the Democratic primary on the strength of voters’ feelings about who he is, not the current reality.
  42. everything is fine
    At Least Roy Moore Won’t Be a U.S. SenatorThings aren’t all bad.
  43. super tuesday
    Texas, Super Tuesday Juggernaut, Is a Voting-Rights NightmareNew analysis from the Guardian shows that Texas leads the American South in poll-site closures since 2012.
  44. vision 2020
    Black Protesters Might Have Doomed Amy Klobuchar’s Presidential CampaignThe day before she dropped out of the race, Klobuchar canceled a campaign rally in Minnesota due to protests.
  45. vision 2020
    Fear Powered Joe Biden’s South Carolina VictoryBlack voters have everything to lose from Trump’s reelection.
  46. voter suppression
    Brian Kemp Seemed to Really Enjoy Suppressing Votes, Congressional Report Finds“Good work, this story is so complex folks will not make it all the way through it.”
  47. democratic debates
    Chaotic Debate Probably Won’t Help Black Voters Make Up Their MindsBut it could also present a rare opportunity.
  48. criminal justice
    Jussie Smollett Is a Distraction From Criminal-Justice Reform in ChicagoThe actor is in court again — on the eve of the Illinois elections.
  49. immigration
    Biden and Bernie Pivoted on Deportations. America Must Go Even Further.Temporary moratoriums and only deporting “violent criminals” isn’t enough.
  50. racism
    Oklahoma Will Require Its Schools to Teach the Tulsa Race MassacreThe decision comes as the state makes plans to memorialize the tragedy’s centennial.
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