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A Just Cause – Injustice of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing – 10.23.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks guests are Greg Newburn, Director of State Policy for Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) and Alton Mills, who at 25 received a mandatory life-without-parole sentence for conspiracy to traffic drugs with intent to distribute. President Obama commuted Alton’s sentence on December 18, 2015, and he was released in 2016.

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BINYAMIN APPELBAUM and MICHAEL D. SHEAR – Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It

Once a presidential candidate with deep misgivings about executive power, Mr. Obama will leave the White House as one of the most prolific authors of major regulations in presidential history. Blocked for most of his presidency by Congress, Mr. Obama has sought to act however he could. In the process he created the kind of government neither he nor the …

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Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Chuck Collins – America’s Racial Wealth Divide Is Nothing Short of Shocking

Most media coverage of racial injustice has understandably focused on our country’s unfair policing and criminal justice system. But to fully understand the current reality of racial inequality in America, we also need to take an honest look at our nation’s shocking wealth disparities. Wealth — the total assets a family owns after the bills are paid — is the …

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Lydia Wheeler and Tim Devaney – Obama eyes ‘audacious’ use of executive power in final year

President Obama’s pledge to pursue “audacious” executive action during his final year in office is stirring a frenzy of speculation about what he might have up his sleeve. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough this week said “audacious” executive actions on tap for 2016 are being carefully crafted to “make sure the steps we have taken are ones we can …