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Congress is taking on criminal justice reform with zeal. There are approximately 94 bills pending in the House and Senate that deal specifically with sentencing reform. The newly reform-minded Congress is no surprise.The spate of police shootings, the media hype over DNA exonerations and the growing support for legalized marijuana have seemed to generate the sympathy of the media, if not the public at large.

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Crazy, desperate and armed are a bad combination.Wednesday morning, the world was exposed to two brutal murders from the perspective of the news crew filming a live shot and from a camera strapped to the killer himself.

Updated Aug 24, 2015 at 3:27 PM

Presidential primaries are weird contests. The 2016 Republican primary is no different.

Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 9:22 AM

Did you know that hitting “like” on your Facebook page could land you in jail? A Pennsylvania man may soon find out.

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Facts have no bias.However, in politics it seems that what someone believes carries far more weight than facts.There are many things people are capable of believing despite remarkable evidence to the contrary.Here are a few:

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 2:06 PM

“Here is a book you should have, Mr. Director,” and with that Jacqueline Kennedy handed CIA director Allen Dulles a copy of “From Russia with Love” by Ian Fleming, the latest novel in the series featuring lethal British...

Updated Aug 14, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Research into the adolescent mind and criminality has changed the way we punish young people. Brain development research has, in part, eliminated juveniles from the death penalty, life without parole for non-homicide offenses, and mandatory life...

Posted Aug 9, 2015 at 10:04 AM

If I were to make a list of everything I'm expected to accomplish today, at the top of the list would be making a list for the newspaper.Why should making a list be at the top of the list when there is a long list of things I need to get...

Updated Aug 8, 2015 at 4:07 PM

The British royal family joined commemorations at Runnymede to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, a document that has come to symbolize democracy and equal rights under law. The royals-worthy ceremony was held in front of...

Updated Aug 7, 2015 at 8:52 AM

What has the death penalty taught us about American politics?

Updated Jul 31, 2015 at 11:02 AM

Dr. A-E is on vacation: Here is his reprinted column from May 23, 1927May 20–21, 1927: Lindbergh's New York-to-Paris flight. How about that Lindy? Now the toast of at least two continents plus air mail and barnstorming partisans...

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