Wednesday , January 16 2019

Politics

Sentencing Reform: With Time Running Out, Revised First Step Act Emerges

The inside of the House of Representatives

A legislative session’s final days can be unpredictable, and the revised First Step Act still has some hardline opponents. But with more states, including some generally conservative ones, adopting their own sentencing reform bills, it looks increasingly likely Congress may do something similar for federal crimes in 2018.

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Movie Review: ‘Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc’

'Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc' works out to be a metaphor for the current radicalization of Republican Christians in the USA, especially their hardcore faction and those advocating the use of violence to restore their alleged supremacy.

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Theatre Review (London’s West End): Harold Pinter’s ‘Art, Truth, and Politics’ with Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance performed Harold Pinter’s lecture 'Art, Truth, and Politics', a scathing critique of U.S. military actions, with an emphasis on actions by Ronald Reagan in Nicaragua and George W. Bush in Iraq.

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Book Review: ‘Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism’ by Nadya Tolokonnikova

Read & Riot by Nadya Tolokonnikova

'Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism' by Nadya Tolokonnikova is a wonderful and intelligent book full of joyful ideas about the possibilities for a better world.

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Anthem Film Festival: Stories from Behind the Iron Curtain

Anthem Film Festival

Polls show increasing numbers of young people in America say they prefer socialism to capitalism. This subject was explored in films and by a panel at the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival, part of FreedomFest, which took place at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas July 11-14.

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