Criminal justice reform is dead in Congress - and the War on Drugs lives on.
Even though Congress managed to pass a stopgap budget to keep the government running until December - Mitch McConnell last week made it clear that he won't be bringing criminal justice reform forward during the lame duck session of Congress.
If you watched cable news at all this weekend, you probably heard a lot about Donald Trump's bad week and how it was a turning point in the presidential campaign.
But you probably didn't hear anything about another big turning point, one that demonstrates how little time we really have left to stop climate change.
A train derailed and crashed into a station in Hoboken, New Jersey during rush hour this morning, reportedly leaving at least one person dead and more than 100 others injured.
After everyone was rescued from the train, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called into CNN and expressed concern and confusion about the accident, asking "How could this happen?"
America is, increasingly, no longer a country; instead, we're being run like a business, and in some cases it's literally killing us.
Take for example, the ongoing problem of foodborne illnesses like Salmonella, which infects over a million Americans every year.
If a blockbuster new report from Newsweek is any indication - a Donald Trump presidency would be one giant conflict of interest.
The problems stem from Trump's massive business empire - the Trump Organization.
Here's a thought experiment for you. Ask yourself, "When was the last time I heard any conversation at all about the role of corporations in America in the American public media?"
In the abstract, it seems like a silly question. So let me rephrase it:
This election should be a cakewalk, but Hillary Clinton is in serious danger of losing to Donald Trump.
Although she still has about a 5 point edge in some national polls, the monster lead she had over Trump late in the summer has all but vanished.
Senator Elizabeth Warren took Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf to task yesterday, and she pointed out that nothing will change on Wall Street or in the boardrooms of America's banks until we start prosecuting executives who oversee fraud.
She's right, but to avoid scandals like this one, we also need to fundamentally change the way that corporate executives get paid.