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Crime and Punishment
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.

Crime and Punishment
The Brock Turner Dilemma

The problem with efforts to recall the judge in a Stanford sexual assault case.

Crime and Punishment
More Cops, Less Crime

Does America have an “under-incarceration problem?” It depends how you define it.

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Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

The Vapors

The inability of U.S. diplomats to explain Trump and his worldview to their foreign interlocutors is likely to be a more serious problem for American foreign policy than any early flubs by the President-elect.

The North American Energy Boom

Our southern neighbor is benefiting from the shale boom, too.

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