Prosecutors have discretion to low-ball charges as justice requires, and are ethically bound to do so. Sessions says to throw the book at suspects instead. This is bad for decent-minded prosecutors and corrodes public trust in government.
Justice has not only been denied to a worthy Supreme Court nominee and the work of the high court. It continues to be denied to the American people.
The election results will the story of the hopes and dreams this country has for its future.
These ancient stories sound remarkably contemporary. With attentive interpretive grace we can hear the message in them for today. These living words echo through the ages with a continued call to compassion, love, and justice. As they tell of our own spiritual ancestry, they call us to remember our history and God’s liberating love from captivity in an oppressive regime of tyrannical productivity. And in Jesus we see God’s own identification with those fleeing for life and safety.
Feeding the hungry is about more than collecting canned goods. It’s about policies that affect the price of food. It’s about living wages and access to grocery stores. It’s about healthcare and food preparation.
It was not originally intended that we vote for judges, and we can tank Alexander Hamilton for the unintended innovation - and its consequences
The Bureau of Land Management finally took action against another group of anti-government activists who blatantly trespassed on federal land because like Bundy, they do not believe the federal government has a right to own land or that federal law applies to them.
Part of white privilege is not realizing that, for young black men, "the rule of law" is not much protection at all.