Mentally Ill & Incarcerated: America’s 19th Century Response to Treatment
Jails have become America’s de facto mental health facilities, resurrecting a centuries-old policy of incarceration over treatment.
BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, WaPo’s Margaret Sullivan, The Empire Files’ Abby Martin, and other writers and editors from across the media spectrum weigh in on the current state of journalism and fulfilling its critical mission.
All around the United States, peaceful protesters are being met with armed resistance from local authorities and restrictive anti-protest laws criminalizing Americans’ constitutionally protected right to assemble and speak out.
Fifty years after the landmark Kerner Commission Report warned America was moving toward two ‘separate and unequal’ societies divided by race, a recently published update discovers things have only gotten even worse… Yet there is still hope.