Connecting Progressive Websites

Say hello to Moving Ideas. Org, formerly known as the Electronic Policy Network. It is a project of American Prospect. From its "about page":

Our goal is to improve collaboration and dialogue between policy and grassroots organizations, and to promote their work to journalists and legislators. Moving Ideas posts the best ideas and resources from leading progressive research and advocacy institutions, as well as promotes high-quality websites and publishes original content. We hope to strengthen democratic participation by providing a more inclusive and intelligible debate about the issues that shape our world.

Here's one article of particular interest to us:

The Sentencing Project: Schools and Prisons: Fifty Years After Brown v. Board of Education. This report finds that the 884,500 incarcerated African Americans is nine times the number (98,000) of blacks in prison or jail at the time of the Brown decision in 1954. The link between education and criminal justice is indicated by the fact that more than half (52%) of black men in their early 30s who are high school dropouts have a prison record. The report describes a set of factors that have contributed to these developments, including a punitive response to social problems, the "war on drugs," inadequate indigent defense resources, and "zero tolerance" policies.

The site has a rich list of links, and we're flattered that TalkLeft was included in the category of "Top Progressive Blogs." We're a daily reader of Tapped, American Prospect's blog, and Moving Ideas strikes us as another winner. Head on over and see what you think.

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