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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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Political Economy

If America’s economic momentum persists, Trump may once again prove harder to stop than his opponents imagine.

Reforming China

Even a Chinese state think tank speaks the ugly truth.

Higher Ed Shake Up

Ten months of code camp beats four years of ‘business communications’.

Middle East Aflame

General Mattis wants an early chance to roll back Iranian gains in the region, and despite the risks, Yemen seems like a tempting place to start.

Development in Africa

Events in Ivory Coast remind us that rising expectations produce more revolutions than poverty.


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