Social Issues

 
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  Imperfect justice in Cambodia

As Cambodians try to understand the almost impossible level of violence that swept their nation decades ago, they may be left pondering this one final question: is imperfect justice better than no justice at all?

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  Nuns on the run

American nuns are fighting back against the Vatican’s claims that they are propagating “radical feminist themes.”

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  Payday loans: An insider’s perspective

Graham McCaulley talks to NTK about his journey from payday lender to consumer activist.

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  American Voices: David Kipen

David Kipen, essayist and former Director of Literature at the National Endowment for the Arts, talks about the value of volunteerism — and the threat it poses to working people.

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  Dan Savage on the ‘final frontier for full civil equality’

Columnist Dan Savage on how marriage equality would change the lives of same-sex couples and why this issue has become so important to the LGBT movement.

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  American Voices: Dan Savage

Nationally syndicated columnist Dan Savage speaks to NTK about life for gay and lesbian members of the military after the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and about how these changes might affect the larger fight for LGBT equality.

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  Update: Crossing the line

An update to last week’s investigation into the death of an illegal immigrant a short time after he had been beaten and tased by U.S. border agents, an event captured on videotape.

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  Adam Gelb on prison reform in Texas

Jeff Greenfield speaks with Adam Gelb, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on correction policies, about Texas’s policy of keeping fewer convicts in prison.

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  Thomas Giovanni on better legal representation for the poor

Essayist Thomas Giovanni of the Brennan Center for Justice talks about the need for better legal representation for poor defendants.