Dean Baker: TPP proponents are arguing that the deal's rejection by Congress would jeopardize US ties with Asia.
Kelly Hayes of Truthout: Bresha Meadows has been caged for killing her abusive father. Our systems offer few exits to those trapped in cycles of domestic violence.
Avi Asher-Schapiro is a freelance writer based in Oakland. He was a 2011-2012 Fulbright Fellow in Cairo and his writing has appeared in Salon, Muftah, Prospect, and the SF Bay Guardian.