To move the criminal justice system forward, should we be employing the same tactics used at the height of the crime wave in the '80s? Or focus efforts—and dollars—on modern data-driven approaches and away from incarceration?
Is the tide turning on voting rights? Despite ongoing shenanigans in some parts of the country, things look much brighter two months into 2014, with increasing public bipartisan support for making our elections more free, fair, and accessible.
Nearly 200,000 Kentuckians cannot vote because of antiquated laws excluding them from our democracy. The legislature, and every citizen, had a chance to change that, but it looks as if the Kentucky Senate is squandering that opportunity.
The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision unleashed an era of unprecedented pay-to-play politics. Thankfully, steps can be taken to curb the outsize influence of big donors and Super PACs and restore voters' trust in their political institutions.