by Jim Thompson
Rebecca Vallas and Billy Corriher write in The Nation that efforts to reform America’s criminal justice system are “doomed to fail” if policymakers do not also invest in civil legal aid to support formerly incarcerated individuals after their release.
In The Atlantic, Sherrilyn A. Iffill asserts that continued battles over voter suppression and police brutality offer a “sobering challenge to claims that the project of the Second Founding has been completed.”
In The Huffington Post, ACS President Caroline Fredrickson explains why Rep. Paul Ryan’s request for guaranteed time with his family should be used as a springboard for developing better family-work policies.
In The New York Times, Robert Maguire warns that a new breed of politically active nonprofits is pushing the limits with regard to election spending rules, thereby increasing the tide of dark money in political campaigns.
Deborah Kalb discusses Under the Bus with Caroline Fredrickson on Kalb’s personal blog.