What We’re Reading: a daily round-up of quick hits, clips, and opinion pieces touching on key issues of democracy, justice, liberty and national security.
“The incredibly close ties between the individuals behind the pro-Perry PACs and the inner circle of the Perry campaign raise serious questions and doubts about the independent efforts of the groups.” –Huffington Post reports on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s campaign for presidency and how these Super PACs are really being coordinated.
Richard Eskow, Fellow with The Campaign for America’s Future, comments on Mitt Romney’s idea of “corporate personhood.”
A legal aid office in north Mississippi may close due to budget cuts, continuing a nationwide trend in cuts to civil legal services.
A new map of congressional and legislative districts are expected to come out today at California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission meeting, which could cause a national impact.
The Texas Tribune compares Texas’s newly-adopted Voter ID requirement to the 29 states that have passed similar bills.
Is sentencing reform a way to control over-populated prisons and provide treatment to those who are ill? Judge Wayne Trockman of Vanderburgh, Indiana states, “ There’s nothing corrective about incarcerating addicts.”