As Alexander leaves prison for house arrest, it's time to question the system that turns women into criminals for trying to stay alive.
Representatives are circulating a letter asking to postpone Netanyahu's invitation until after the Israeli election and after Congress has considered Iran sanctions.
Kiese Laymon is the author of the forthcoming novel, Long Division, and a book of essays titled How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He is an associate professor of English at Vassar College and a contributing editor for Gawker. He blogs at Cold Drank.