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Even once released from prison, formerly incarcerated people are often denied the right to vote, to go back to school, and to get a job.

Justice appears to have gone missing from the equation.

But, it doesn't have to be.
In the United States, African Americans are far more likely to be arrested for selling or possessing drugs, even though studies have shown that African Americans and whites use drugs at the same rate, and whites are actually more likely to sell drugs...
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That's the whole point of corralling them early and sticking a felony on them for something as harmless as a roach clip.  To prevent them from becoming equals in realizing the American Dream.
Ever heard that saying keeping us down?
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The United States Congress is not a UFO cult. But its members are all too human, and the floors of its deliberative chambers offer exceptionally fertile ground for hatching all manner of prophecies, often of the frightening variety. 
WASHINGTON -- In the 1950s, the psychologist Leon Festinger became fascinated by a Chicago woman pseudonymously named Marian Keech, who convinced herself and a surprising number of others that the world was about to end in a biblical flood. When a...
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Thank goodness for Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare reform legislation that is HELPING MILLIONS of fellow American men, women, and children in need of AFFORDABLE, potentially LIFE-SAVING health insurance and primary care, including MANY adults and children with pre-existing conditions whose URGENT needs were PREVIOUSLY and CALLOUSLY denied!  And, as reform CONTINUES to strengthen and expand, MILLIONS MORE throughout this great nation, including older Americans in their fifties and sixties who lost their jobs during the Recession, the self-employed, and those whose jobs do not offer insurance, including Americans young and old who are sick, and Americans young and old currently in good health who understand how terrible reality can become unexpectedly, will benefit!
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Yikes.
WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws by using a personal email account for all of her work messages, the New York Times reported on Monday. The newspaper said the lik...
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Milk the issue, GOP....until people catch on.  These red herrings are getting to be so common that one wonders where the honest brokers are hiding.
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Sorry, Republicans.
WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama's immigration policies face threats from Congress and the courts, he met Wednesday with advocates to assure them he isn't going to bend on deportation relief for undocumented parents and those who came to the U...
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+Carl Arteaga The Republicans passed a bill in both the House and Senatw thatwould have fully funded the DHS, but the Democrats in the Senate filibustered the bill (I'm sure you can spin that around to make Republicans sound bad).
In addition, the federal district courts have ruled that Obama could not implement his executive order, which would make funding it useless. Yet the Democrats refused to let a bill that would do just that to pass.

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What have you been so busy doing?
The average age of a state legislator nationwide is 56, but that didn't stop these folks from running for office. With differing political ideologies and representing a range of states, they share one uncommon characteristic: their youth. The younges...
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Wouldn't there be less of a mess if journalists simply exercised some judgment about whom they allow a platform?
Over at National Journal, Emily Schultheis reports on a problem that's been bedeviling those who are closely tied to the proto-campaign of former secretary of state and presumed presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton: the bewildering welter of sources...
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+Penny Strong  Thank you. 
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The President of the United States has Kentucky winning it all.
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What do you think?
The news that Hillary Clinton used a personal email address to conduct business as Secretary of State touched off a round of speculation last week on whether the controversy could hurt her chances in 2016. "Do you think maybe wrong-email-addr...
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It's a none isdue to me. There are bigger problems in this country to worry about.
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JUST IN.
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve strong net neutrality rules in a stunning decision that defies vocal, months-long opposition by telecom and cable companies and Republicans on Capitol Hill. Democratic C...
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+Timothy Collins, No worries.  Sorry I wasn't more clear.  :S
Maybe we should delete the last hours worth of our comments.  LOL
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Run Elizabeth.  You have my full support.  
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Really.
There is one married lesbian couple in Texas right now. Probably. Last week a judge allowed Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant to obtain a marriage license, citing urgency after Sarah was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The ruling applies only to thi...
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You just gotta love that good old-fashioned Christian Compassion....And yet they're stupid enough to wonder why their numbers are dwindling.
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Well, what do you know?
Many Arkansas residents voted last year to raise the minimum wage in Walmart’s backyard. Turns out the retail giant's CEO was one of them. “I voted for that increase, by the way,” Doug McMillon, Walmart’s president and CEO...
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+Jason Craven Your statement "They can afford it and it helps them drive smaller local competitors out of business. Many companies like Walmart loved the ACA for the same reason." seems to indicate that you are arguing that companies like Wal-Mart support the ACA in order to help drive out smaller companies.

First off, looking at the record, Wal-Mart opposed the ACA (For one example - http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/11/18/wal-mart-criticizes-affordable-care-act-for-impacting-holiday-sales/). But secondly, I am asking how you relate a law that has not affected those businesses at all to driving them away.
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