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Murder Rates Keep Rising

But it’s getting harder and harder to deny that the uptick is real, persistent, and deadly.

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Violent Crime Wave Could Swamp Prison Reform

If the latest crime boomlet turns into a boom, the criminal justice reform consensus could evaporate in a heartbeat—no matter what the source of the boom may be.

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The Criminal Justice Tradeoff

Criminal justice reform experiments are laudable and worthwhile, but downsizing the carceral state is not a risk-free proposition.

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Trouble on the Horizon for Prison Reformers

Murder rates are up in many American cities. Criminal justice reformers: Proceed with caution.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”

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