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PEN America Extends Deadline To Apply For Writing for Justice Fellowships To June 3, 2019 @PENamerican

The deadline to apply for a Writing for Justice Fellowship is now June 3, 2019. PEN America sponsors these fellowships, which "aim… to harness the power of writers and writing in bearing witness to the societal consequences of mass incarceration … Continue reading

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U.S. Businesses Pay or Remit 93 Percent of All Taxes Collected in America

There have been a number of recent media reports highlighting that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced the tax bills for many U.S. corporations. Setting aside the debate over whether a low tax bill is fair, what is … Continue reading

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US Leaves Arms Trade Treaty, Raising Concerns over Worsening Human Rights Conditions in Latin America and Globally

On April 26th, President Trump signed an executive order meant to withdraw the United States from the UN Arms Trade Treaty, a 2013 treaty meant to set global standards for regulating transfers of conventional arms, from rifles to tanks and … Continue reading

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Video series on Birds of North America with Jason Ward in Central Park

“Jason Ward has been an avid birdwatcher since he was a kid growing up in the Bronx, where he spotted a peregrine falcon eating a pigeon on a ledge outside his bedroom window. In the first season of Topic’s new … Continue reading

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One in 100: Behind Bars in America in 2008

New report from the Pew Center on the States: “For the first time in history more than one in every 100 adults in America are in jail or prison—a fact that significantly impacts state budgets without delivering a clear return… … Continue reading

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