For this weekend’s reading list, we have articles on the harmful impacts of Alabama’s anti-immigrant law, the GOP’s “make-or-break” strategy for 2012, the increasing use of solitary confinement in US prisons, NPR moving to reject the he-said, she-said approach to journalism, and the real world coordination between Super PACs and political campaigns.
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Alabama’s Shame: HB56 and the War on Immigrants – a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center about the serious impacts that Alabama’s anti-immigrant law has had on Latinos – citizens, legal permanent residents, and undocumented immigrants – in the state.
2012 or Never - an argument that Republicans, faced with demographic changes that will make it increasingly difficult for the GOP to win future elections, are pursuing a risky strategy of betting everything on the 2012 elections so that they can push through a reactionary agenda that it would take progressives decades to fully reverse.
The Gray Box: An Investigative Look at Solitary Confinement – an in-depth look at the increasing use of solitary confinement in US prisons – where there are 80,000 prisoners in solitary confinement – and the disastrous impacts such confinement can have on a prisoner’s mental and emotional well-being.
NPR Tries to Get Its Pressthink Right - a story on how NPR’s new ethics handbook is working to discourage the type of “he-said, she-said” reporting that has done so much to degrade political reporting in the US.
Fine Line Between “Super PACs” and Campaigns – a report on how much of a fiction the purported prohibition of coordination between Super PACs and the campaigns they support really is.