John Oliver Takes on the U.S. Prison System With Puppets

By: Monday July 21, 2014 3:17 pm

If you haven’t been watching HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver you’re really missing out. Oliver takes advantage of the weekly format to devote long segments to topics that don’t often get a hearing from other late night comedians, let alone the corporate news media — often with hilarious results.

Last night’s episode provided a perfect example as Oliver spent 17 minutes eviscerating the national disgrace that is the U.S. prison system.

 

Jane on MSNBC With Tamron Hall Discussing Bradley Manning

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 2:25 pm

I was on MSNBC yesterday with Tamron Hall discussing the sentencing of Bradley Manning (prior to the announcement that henceforth she would like to be called Chelsea).

CA: Three Strikes Reform Likely to Go Before the Voters

By: Friday April 27, 2012 3:15 pm

There is a good possibility voters in California will get a chance to reform their 1994 “three strikes” law this November. Supporters of the ballot initiative to reform the law claim they turned in signatures well in excess of the 500,000 required by state law to qualify for the ballot.

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