Thursday, May 4, 2017

In the Elusive Search for Affordable Housing, Clues Emerge

Los Angeles has some of the most expensive housing in the United States. The median price of a new home in the city is more than nine times median household… Read More
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Shakespeare and Sexting: Reconsidering Penalties for Teen Sexual Activity

More than 20 years ago, when Russell Foster was 19 and his girlfriend Amber was 15, Montana’s laws tore them apart, sending Russell to prison for four years for having… Read More
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Maryland Gov. Signs 'No Means No' Sex Assault Bill

Sexual assault victims will no longer need to prove that they physically fought back against their attackers in order for the incident to be characterized as rape after a new… Read More
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nearly 20,000 Drug Convictions Dismissed Over Chemist's Misconduct

Because of a lab chemist's widespread criminal misconduct in analyzing drug samples, about 95% of 20,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts have been dismissed, according to the American Civil Liberties Union… Read More
Thursday, April 20, 2017

States Consider Barring Death Penalty for Severely Mentally Ill

Upset that people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders have been put to death after murder convictions, lawmakers in a handful of states want to bar the use of the… Read More
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ducey Signs 'Blue Lives Matter' Bill That Toughens Penalty for Assaulting Off-Duty Police

In an effort to reinforce that “Blue Lives Matter,” the Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey have created tougher penalties for assaulting a police officer — even if the officer… Read More
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Taxing the New Economy, Starting With Uber, Lyft

If any service best reflects the new economy, it may be hailing rides on demand from big companies like Uber and Lyft. They let riders avoid the hassle of flagging… Read More
Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Quest to Capture and Store Carbon – And Slow Climate Change — Just Reached A New Milestone

A new large-scale technology has launched in Decatur, Illinois that, by combining together corn-based fuels with the burial of carbon dioxide deep underground, could potentially result in the active removal… Read More
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Underspending in 2020 census could lead to undercount of Blacks

When the independent federal watch-dog agency, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), released its 2017 “High Risk List” of dysfunctional, inefficient and wasteful programs, the 2020 Decennial Census made the Top… Read More
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

States Cut Some Red Tape in Prescriptions

Cameron Credle was barely more than a toddler when he was diagnosed with abnormally high cholesterol. And over the years, despite being an avid runner and bicyclist and a careful… Read More
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