In today's environment, there's little difference between farm labor organizing and immigration reform.
Chasing Gideon. The New Press.
Big Money's corrupting influence on the elections is way out of hand. Here's how to fix it.
Ex-offenders confront the for-profit prison industry.
An advocate for public education argues that trying to make schools "race to the top" while ignoring the role of poverty and school inequality can't bring the systematic change children need.
Four traits of successful public school reform.
Jonathan Kozol, author of Fire in the Ashes, talks about the gripping stories of poor children, the problems of “obsessive testing,” and how to build a school system worthy of a real democracy. An interview by Elaina Ramsey.
With political integrity drowning in big money, it's too late for small tweaks. The whole system needs a reboot.
If we want a democracy that represents the public interest, we'll need a system where politicians are no longer bought and paid for by the highest bidders.
Nicholas Watt writes for The Guardian:
"Nick Clegg's hopes of reforming the House of Lords, completing a journey begun a century ago by his Liberal predecessors, ran into severe trouble on Tuesday when 91 Tory MPs defied a three line whip to vote against the measure in the largest rebellion of the parliament. A furious David Cameron confronted the leader of the Tory rebellion just outside the House of Commons division lobbies late on Tuesday night as it became clear that normally loyal Tory MPs were determined to register their opposition to House of Lords reform."
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