Humanitarian justice

According to a 2008 study by the Pew Center, one in 100 Americans is in prison. Oregon, however, is finding ways around imprisonment and finding more effective ways to not only punish but also rehabilitate criminals.

New help for the homeless

If you’ve spent any amount of time in downtown Portland, you’ve seen the shopping carts. Piled high with the possessions of the transient and homeless, they collect on the sidewalk, along the Burnside bridge, and anywhere their owners are making a bed for the night.

The inhuman decision

There is at least one thing our government does really, really well: coming up with things to scare us with to distract us from the issues we really ought to be concerned about.