Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

Criminal Justice Is Changing In America

Friday, July 17, 2015

Jason Hernandez, a former drug dealer who was granted clemency by Obama, describes his journey from crime to forgiveness.

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The Bipartisan Push for Criminal Justice Reform

Thursday, July 16, 2015

This week, President Obama noted that "people of all political persuasions" are interested in criminal justice reform. Here's one conservative's take on Obama's reform proposals. 

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A Broken Promise? U.S. On Track To Create 400 Nuclear Weapons

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In 2010, the Obama administration pledged not to make new nuclear weapons. A new investigation questions whether the president has kept that promise.


Iranian-Americans Respond to the Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

President Hassan Rouhani says the deal marks a "new chapter;" Prime Minister Netanyahu describes it as "dangerous." How do immigrants with identities tied to Iran and the U.S. respond?

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Nuclear Negotiations from Iran's Perspective

Friday, July 10, 2015

A nuclear deal has been pushed back, again.


Government Attempt To Save Chinese Markets Falls Flat

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Chinese stocks took a deep and sudden plunge recently, throwing Asian markets into chaos. 


New Rules Take Aim at Segregated Neighborhoods

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The Obama administration has announced new housing policies designed to promote racial integration across the country.

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Utility Companies On Edge As Solar Gets Cheaper

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

President Obama has pledged that the US will get 20 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2030. Many utility companies believe solar power undermines their business. 

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Who's Responsible For The Greek Debt Crisis?

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

French President François Hollande says "the door is open" for negotiations on Greece's future in the euro zone. The country owes billions to the IMF and the European Central Bank.


Hope For A Humane Solution For Greek Economy?

Monday, July 06, 2015

What would a fair deal look like for the Greek economy? Economists publishing a series of letters in the Financial Times have an idea for an "economically sane and humane" decision. 


Fair Labor: A Brief History of Overtime in America

Thursday, July 02, 2015

President Obama has proposed more than doubling the salary threshold for overtime eligibility. Here's how overtime began, and what Obama's new rule means for the economy.


Illinois Faces Government Shutdown

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The Illinois state budget expired at midnight on July 1, 2015. If the governor and the legislature refuse to make a deal, the state will face a government shutdown.


How The University of Phoenix Preys on Veterans

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The online graduation rate for University of Phoenix stands at just 7.3 percent, but the for-profit school has made more than $1 billion from veterans in the last five years.

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Time Running Out for Iran Nuclear Deal

Monday, June 29, 2015

As Secretary of State John Kerry negotiates with his Iranian counterparts in Vienna, one former Iranian negotiator weighs in on the prospects for a nuclear deal.


For-Profit Schools Eat Taxpayer Money & Give Vets Questionable Education

Friday, June 26, 2015

Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat from Illinois, has introduced legislation to prevent for-profit schools from taking advantage of veterans and taxpayer dollars. 


White Supremacy: A Long History in American Politics

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The leader of a white supremacist group that apparently influenced Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof donated thousands of dollars to GOP presidential campaigns. 

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The Human Cost of America's Energy Boom

Monday, June 15, 2015

A new investigation finds that some oil and gas companies may be championing speed over safety, while avoiding responsibility when workers are killed or injured. 

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Wait Not Over For Last 'Angola Three' Member

Friday, June 12, 2015

A federal appeals court has blocked the release of the last imprisoned "Angola Three" member, Albert Woodfox, who has been in solitary confinement for 43 years.

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The Fight Against ISIS Divides a Splintered Nation

Thursday, June 11, 2015

As the self-proclaimed Islamic State advances across Northwest Iraq, the country appears to be splitting along ethnic lines. 

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The High Cost of Delayed Justice

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Before he committed suicide last weekend, Kalief Browder had become a symbol for juvenile justice reform in this country. Here's what government officials should learn from his story.

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