Monthly Archives: March 2013

America’s Incarceration Rate Is Crazy — Here’s How to Fix It | Alternet

America’s Incarceration Rate Is Crazy — Here’s How to Fix It | Alternet. “The U.S. criminal justice system emphasizes harsh retribution, disfavors rehabilitation and tends to ignore social factors behind crime, such as poverty, failing public schools or lax gun … Continue reading

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Why Scalia’s ‘Racial Entitlement’ Nonsense Is More Dangerous Than You Think | Alternet

Why Scalia’s ‘Racial Entitlement’ Nonsense Is More Dangerous Than You Think | Alternet. “With his racial entitlement comment, Scalia offered a constitutional theory that would allow movement conservatives to strike down the entire American safety net.”

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Private Jet as Security Write-Off? 10 Most Insane Tax Loopholes | Alternet

Private Jet as Security Write-Off? 10 Most Insane Tax Loopholes | Alternet. “Between 2008 and 2011, 26 major American corporations paid nothing in federal corporate income tax, despite making $205 billion in pretax profits.”

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Lords of Disorder: Billions for Wall Street, Sacrifice for Everyone Else | Crooks and Liars

Lords of Disorder: Billions for Wall Street, Sacrifice for Everyone Else | Crooks and Liars. “We’re collecting nothing from the big banks in return for our generosity.  Instead, we’re demanding sacrifice from the elderly, the disabled, the poor, the young, … Continue reading

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