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Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 9:36 AM

This week, Grammy Award winner John Legend announced an initiative, Free America, a movement to bring attention to the ills of mass incarceration. He has scheduled a series of performances at correctional facilities in various states, along with press events, to raise awareness of the far-reaching impact of over-incarceration.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:29 AM

You know, next time youre going to have to do better, Mr. President.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Two decades. Twenty years.

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat to throw her hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential election.USA Today chose the headline, Second chance at a first impression. That headline is false.

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 8:34 AM

Forty years ago, Tennessee state law authorized the use of deadly force to stop a fleeing suspect. The statute provided, if, after notice of the intention to arrest the defendant, he either flees or forcibly resists, the officer may use all the...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 2:31 PM

Britain will have a general election on May 7, and the contest already demonstrates dramatic profound shifts taking place in the nations politics. Traditionally, the system has been characterized by stable two-party political competition, but no...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 9:03 AM

There is nothing more tragic than shallow analysis.I saw a report in a journalism publication this week that hailed the end of Facebook. That it will be the butt of jokes like MySpace soon. Google Plus is dying, and so will Facebook.

Updated Apr 2, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Last year, 35 inmates were executed nationwide. During that same period, 10 times as many inmates died in Floridas prison system alone by means other than lethal injection.

Updated Mar 30, 2015 at 9:53 AM

The Kansan encourages readers to express their views about issues through letters to the editor. Letters should be 400 words or fewer. Letters must be typewritten or submitted electronically. Handwritten letters will...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Republicans hailed the budget resolutions released this week by the House and Senate as a blueprint for addressing the urgent problem of what to do for the poor and middle class once they become rich.

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:50 AM

Spring has sprung. The signs are all around us.Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Moore, Oklahoma, has been hit by a tornado. And Pete Rose has asked for his lifetime ban for betting on baseball to be lifted.

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