If you can afford it, prison’s not so bad

We all know that money makes a difference in the justice system: Affluent defendants get better treatment and can afford better representation. But in yet another demonstration of our two-tiered system, California now hosts a network of small, private jails, allowing people to pay upwards of $251 per night for a safer, more comfortable place […]

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Before we go to war with Iran and North Korea…

The drums of war are beating again, as if they ever really stopped. Our leaders and their lapdog media partners are trying to build Iran and North Korea into imminent threats, giving us an excuse to preemptively start new military actions. What I haven’t heard is any discussion about the costs. I suppose that when […]

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