Barbara Lee

A 10-Minute War Debate

While Donald Trump's bellicosity calls out the nuclear elephant in the room, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California), calls for the repeal of the AUMF. Both militant Trump and war-weary Lee draw attention to the fact that our wars rage on without debate or discussion. Robert Koehler thinks it's a shame.

Rethinking Criminal Justice

"{...[S]omething extraordinary, that is to say real, is on the brink of happening in Chicago," Robert Koehler says as the North Lawndale community in Chicago prepares to launch a restorative justice program that aims to repair the damage done not just by crime, but by "justice" that brands nonviolent offenders for life and devastates neighborhoods.