Ideas

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The Right to Look Your Judge in the Eye

Equality is found in the brute fact that we are individual, embodied human beings.

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What U. of Chicago Activists Are Complaining About

They do have a point.

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Our Newfound Sympathy for Addicts

Why was the crack epidemic treated differently?

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Welfare Reform, 20 Years Later

A success, but not an unqualified one.

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Last Days for White Protestants?

Loss of primacy of place is not the same thing as extinction.

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Community Policing Meets Algorithmic Surveillance

Does just law enforcement require separation from communal passions?

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Criminalizing Entrepreneurs

The regulatory state is also a prison state.

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Applying new data to a very old question.