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Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Another Double-Digit Homicide Spike

It’s time for this issue to be taken seriously as a failure of governance.

Crime and Punishment
A New Approach to Criminal Justice Reform in the Garden State

The key to criminal justice reform is not police misconduct or mandatory minimum sentences, but the plea bargaining system.

Crime and Punishment
Bring Back Jeremy Bentham

What the 19th-century philosopher would suggest on criminal justice reform.

Crime and Punishment
Even Vox Thinks the Brock Turner Backlash Is Out of Control

The perils of policy-making-by-outrage.

Crime and Punishment
Trouble Ahead for Prison Reformers

The American public holds contradictory views on crime and incarceration.

Crime and Punishment
94 Percent of Chicago Shootings Go Unresolved

A low police clearance rate contributes further to a sense of disorder and lawlessness in the Windy City.

Crime and Punishment
The Big Driver of Mass Incarceration That Nobody Talks About

Plea coercion.

Crime and Punishment
Bring Back the 12 Angry Men

Two policy fixes for the decline in jury trials.

Crime and Punishment
New Evidence of a Ferguson Effect

Debates about the latest crime spike have been deeply distorted and corrosively politicized.

Crime and Punishment
Sanity Sets In On Stanford Sexual Assault Case

Social media mobs feeding off moral outrage temporarily cloud peoples’ ability to think clearly about substantive public policy questions.

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WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

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