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Noting that violent crime is at “near generational lows” while the “U.S. prison population exploded,” Jonathan Wroblewski, director of the Justice Department’s policy and legislation office, suggests that the DOJ would seek changes in sentencing guidelines, including those for drug crimes

In Salon, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett makes the case for Liz Cheney for Senate.

The New York TimesDavid Leonhardt explains that it’s very difficult to gauge exactly what restrictions on abortion Americans want.

Also in Salon, David Dayen explains how Elizabeth Warren’s case for financial reform is so convincing that even the Tea Party buys it.

Yes, the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial was about Stand Your Ground, explains Media Matters‘ Matt Gertz.

At Military.com, Richard Sisk points out that House Republicans’ cuts to SNAP benefits, aka “food stamps,” will hit some military families.

What do you think about long prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders?

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