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.
Levi LaChappelle is completing his PhD in Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine. Follow him on Twitter: @LeviLaChappelle.