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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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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.


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.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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