Stories by Daniel Denvir

Daniel Denvir is a writer at Salon covering criminal justice, policing, education, inequality and politics. You can follow him at [email protected] subscribe to Daniel Denvir's feed

Posted on: Sep 30, 2016, Source: Salon

A Times op-ed says that ethical consumers should stop using drugs. In fact, it's the war on drugs we should blame

Posted on: Sep 12, 2016, Source: Salon

What Hillary got wrong in her controversial "basket of deplorables" slam of Trump voters.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2016, Source: Salon

Pursuing a harm-reduction policy that includes making heroin safe and legal won't encourage drug use.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016, Source: Salon

Yes, the "prison-industrial complex" is bad—but the real problem is that too many people are in prison.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2016, Source: Salon

On Thursday, Clinton's campaign launched Together for America, an outreach effort created specifically to attract GOP defectors.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2016, Source: Salon

It's tempting to think that Trump has finally gone too far, but he's just giving his backers exactly what they want.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2016, Source: Salon

The Dems’ campaign should inspire nothing but cynicism — our gun problem has nothing to do with terror watch lists.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2016, Source: Salon

Garfield Kenault Lawrence has been deported and separated from his family because of minor pot convictions.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: Salon

Far from a productive dialogue about America's future, both campaigns will be appealing to voters' fears.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2016, Source: Salon

It's becoming increasingly clear that Trump isn't just inexperienced — he's actually living in a fantasy world.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2015, Source: Salon

After Saturday night's debate, it's more evident than ever that the senator from Vermont isn't getting a fair shake.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2015, Source: Salon

The Donald has been making dubious claims about U.S. Muslims celebrating 9/11. Why do so many people buy it?

Posted on: Nov 30, 2015, Source: Salon

Led by Donald Trump, the GOP has abandoned its traditional dogwhistles in favor of a more overt approach to racism.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2015, Source: Salon

A draconian proposal in Massachusetts.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2015, Source: Salon

Federal prosecutors have lashed out at efforts to introduce even meager reforms to the sentencing guidelines.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2012, Source: Salon

There is a growing contingent of atheists from the American heartland who live surrounded by the faithful.

Posted on: May 25, 2012, Source: Salon

On the 10-year anniversary of No Child Left Behind, the school-reform movement is in crisis.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In Pennsylvania, voucher proponents have spent more than $1 million on election season so far. Will the state set a national precedent in privatizing public schools?

Posted on: Feb 13, 2012, Source: Philadelphia City Paper

As usual, Charles Murray twists and invents economic arguments to demonize poor people. But this time, his targets are white.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2012, Source: Salon

By demonizing some, the Republicans seek to discredit the safety net for the 99 percent