Stories about gentrification typically revolve around a certain set of characters - landlords, developers, speculators, tenants facing eviction, long-time residents and rich newcomers. But there is another set of characters typically left out - police and the criminal legal system.
The climate change counter-movement has devastated public discussion of climate science by allowing the idea that, because all of the warming has not been created by humans, some of the warming must be natural. In reality, more than all of observed warming has been caused by humanity.
Two court cases this week - one being heard in open court, another being considered in silence behind closed doors - will decide the future of Wisconsin campaign finance law, the independence of the Wisconsin judiciary and will impact the future of presidential candidate Scott Walker. The stakes could not be higher, but the converging cases have garnered little national attention.