Jails in the U.S. have increasingly become holding cells for people suffering from mental illness despite the fact that the vast majority pose no threat to public safety. We get an update on new efforts to keep people with mental illness out of jail and into treatment.
Last December, the drawn-out presidential election dispute was settled by a Supreme Court decision that may prove to be one of the most controversial ever. E.J. Dionne of the Brookings Institution and Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard have co-edited a book, "Bush v. Gore" (Brookings Institution Press) that combines court documents and transcripts with some of the most thoughtful opinion pieces written about the case.
- E.J. Dionne Jr. senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington Post columnist, and author of "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right" and of "Stand Up Fight Back."
- Bill Kristol editor of "The Weekly Standard" and "The Weekly Standard : A Reader: 1995-2005."
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