Sadhbh Walshe

Sadhbh Walshe is a film-maker and former staff writer for the CBS drama series The District. Her opinion pieces have also been published in the Chicago Tribune and Irish Times.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 9:13am
The Heir, the Judge and the Homeless Mom: America's Prison Bias for the 1%
In 2009, when Robert H Richard IV, an unemployed heir to the DuPont family fortune, pled guilty to fourth-degree rape of his three-year-old daughter, a judge spared him a justifiable sentence – indeed, only put Richard on probation – because she figured this 1-percenter would "not fare well" in a prison setting .
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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 12:16pm
Why Do We Let 80,000 Americans Suffer a 'Slow-Motion Torture of Burying Alive'?
Sarah Shourd still has nightmares about the 13 months she spent in solitary confinement in Iran. “It reduces you to an animal-like state,” she tells me.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 7:57am
The Right's Poverty Plan: Shame Poor Kids and the Vaginas That Birthed Them
So many of life’s problems could be solved, according to conservative provocateur Ann Coulter , if the poor could just learn to keep their knees together until they got married – and if their wealthy and educated counterparts just weren’t afraid to shame them into doing so.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 2:11pm
Justin Bieber is Lucky That He's Rich. Poor Immigrants Don't Get Off so Lightly
Anytime I feel called upon to devote column inches to the antics of a teenage pop sensation in meltdown mode, I die a little.
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Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 12:38pm
Direct Your Anger at the Greedy Rich, Not the 'Wolf of Wall Street' Film
Greed is still pretty good.
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Friday, November 29, 2013 - 1:41pm
Walmart and Downton Abbey: Rampant Inequality and Detachment from Reality
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 12:01pm
End Corporate Welfare for McDonald's. Better Yet, Raise the Minimum Wage
You've got to feel for McDonald's . Every time the misunderstood corporation tries to offer its' low-wage employees a hand, it backfires.
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Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:10am
Are Americans Dumb? No, It's the Inequality, Stupid
Are Americans dumb? This is a question that has been debated by philosophers, begrudging foreigners and late night TV talk show hosts for decades. Anyone who has ever watched the Tonight Show's " Jaywalking " segment in which host Jay Leno stops random passersby and asks them rudimentary questions like "What is Julius Caesar famous for?" (Answer: "Um, is it the salad?") might already have made their minds up on this issue.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 9:13am
California Prison Hunger Strike Is Call for Justice
Shortly after two statewide hunger strikes rocked the California prison system in 2011 , I began corresponding with several of the men who had participated in the protests.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 1:59pm
It Hardly Feels Like 'Ultimate Justice' as Texas is Set to Execute 500th Prisoner
On Tuesday evening, the Texas court of criminal appeals denied Kimberly McCarthy's motion to stay her execution paving the way for the African American woman to become the 500th person the state puts to death. Although Texas has long been the most execution prone state in the union, there has been some encouraging signs in the recent past that it is growing less comfortable with this dubious distinction.
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