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Bryan Stevenson: Why Can't We Talk About An Injustice?

Lawyer Bryan Stevenson explains how America's criminal justice system works against the poor and people of color, and how we can address it.

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Philip K. Howard: Is The Law Making Us Less Free?

Attorney Philip K. Howard argues the U.S. has become a legal minefield and we need to simplify our laws.

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Rebecca Onie: What If Our Health Care System Kept Us Healthy?

Health advocate Rebecca Onie describes how our health care system can be restructured to prevent — and not just treat — illness.

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Lawrence Lessig: Has Money Taken Over American Politics?

Legal scholar Lawrence Lessig says corruption is at the heart of American politics and issues a bipartisan call for change.

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