Bill Ayers @ Truthout - "The struggle to end the prison nation is not an isolated fight," writes Maya Schenwar in her newly released Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better (Berrett-Koehler). In her hands - and in a more robust context - the battle to topple the vast gulag that cages huge numbers of our fellow human beings is a fight to rethink what a good society ought to look like, and what the good life might mean. Read more.
A united House Democratic caucus on Friday to pass what rights groups hailed as "historic" legislation to restore and expand voter protections that were gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013. Read more.