Alexander Lekhtman Alexander Lekhtman

    Alexander is an editorial fellow at Filter.

    St. Louis Is a Big Step Closer to Closing the Workhouse

    In St. Louis, Missouri—arguably the birthplace of the modern movement for Black lives—a city ...

    New Spike in Coronavirus Cases Could Further Worsen Overdose Crisis

    As many US jurisdictions have eased pandemic restrictions, new coronavirus cases have been spiking ...

    Fighting Racism in a Small, Conservative Town in New Jersey

      Outrage over racism and police brutality epitomized by the murder of George Floyd ...

    Local and National Efforts Focus on Stopping Police “No-Knock” Raids

    The protests sparked nationwide—and worldwide—by the death of George Floyd have also concerned the ...

    Trump’s War on “Antifa” Promises Political Persecution of Activists

    As protests against police racism and violence continue throughout the US, President Donald Trump ...

    US Forces Deployed to Colombia to Help Wage Futile War on Cocaine

    Diplomatic officials announced May 27 that the US is sending an armed forces unit ...