What’s Behind Falling Incarceration Rates?

from NPR New statistics show the number of prisoners in the United States continues to fall. So what’s behind the new trend, and is it here to stay? Host Michel Martin speaks with Vikrant Reddy from Right on Crime, and Nicole Porter from The Sentencing Project.   LISTEN HERE TRANSCRIPT: MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: This is…

Government Surveillance: A Question Wording Experiment

from Pew Research   OVERVIEW In the wake of leaked information about the government’s telephone and digital surveillance programs last month, public opinion surveys reported a wide range of reactions. For example, a Pew Research Center/Washington Post survey conducted immediately after the revelations found broad support for the program, while a Gallup survey conducted just days later found more…

THE U.S. IS LAST IN PAID VACATION AND HOLIDAYS

by Martin Hart-Landsberg, PhD from SocImages Paraphrasing Donald Rumsfeld, there are things we know and things we don’t know, and things we know we don’t know, and things we don’t know we don’t know. One thing many working people in American don’t know that they don’t know is how poor our social benefits are compare with those…

The Problem With the Marissa Alexander–George Zimmerman Comparison

By Adam Cohen Critics of the George Zimmerman verdict argue that the Florida criminal-justice system is discriminatory — and that a black defendant would not have been acquitted for doing what Zimmerman did. Now they are rallying on behalf of a case that they say proves their point. Marissa Alexander fired a single shot at her abusive husband and missed. She later invoked…

THE CW’S #FLASH SERIES WILL SPIN OUT OF THREE-PART #ARROW STORYLINE

  from CBR “Arrow” viewers will catch more than a fleeting glimpse of Barry Allen next season.   Elaborating on The CW’s plans to develop a “Flash” television series, “Arrow” co-creator Andrew Kreisberg and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns told reporters Tuesday the scarlet speedster’s alter ego will guest star in three episodes of the network’s breakout…