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Bias and Recusal in Ferguson’s Investigation

Among the demands of the “protesters” in Ferguson is that the investigation …

Posted August 22nd, 2014

Will the Panopticon Save Us From the Police?

Since the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer …

Posted August 18th, 2014

Legalize Opium, Not Heroin

That the war on drugs, in its current form, is a failure …

Posted August 15th, 2014

Why the Democratic West Dreads Diversity

At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama famously wrote that …

Posted August 8th, 2014

To End the Child Migrant Crisis, End the Drug War

As children from Central America continue to pour across the U.S. border, …

Posted July 25th, 2014

Bergdahl, Manning, and the Overextended National Security State

The contretemps over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been occasion …

Posted June 16th, 2014

Reading & the “Attention War”

Focus is a difficult thing to muster these days. As David Brooks …

Posted June 14th, 2014

Handwriting Matters, After All

Aside from its qualitative benefits, handwriting serves important quantitative purposes, as well.

Posted June 4th, 2014

When Automation Comes for the Professional Class

Last week Michael Strain composed a compelling summary of many of the …

Posted June 3rd, 2014

Colorado Makes an End Run Around the FDA

Kianna Karnes was a 41-year-old mother of four children diagnosed with kidney …

Posted May 30th, 2014

As Detroit Prepares for Clear-Cutting, Signs of Hope

Yesterday an Obama administration-convened task force released what the New York Times called …

Posted May 28th, 2014

Why Sprawl Goes Broke, but Cities Rebound

Suburban sprawl often comes under criticism for a variety of aesthetic, environmental, …

Posted May 24th, 2014

Transit Gives Millennials an Off-Ramp From Cars

For generations of young Americans, a driver’s license stood as the ticket …

Posted May 14th, 2014

The Stillness of Saturday

It’s Saturday—the day of waiting, the day of quiet. The day when …

Posted April 19th, 2014

When Seized Land Lies Fallow

When then Justice John Paul Stevens handed down his now infamous ruling …

Posted April 16th, 2014

How to Run Virtuously

James McWilliams wrote an interesting but disappointing piece on exercise addiction last …

Posted March 1st, 2014

Of Binge-Reading and Libraries

Think that public libraries are dying out? Not so fast: the Pacific …

Posted February 12th, 2014