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The Perks of Privilege Shouldn't Include Using Fraud to Gain College Admissions Mar. 14, 2019

Daily Editorials

The ABC television series "Desperate Housewives" became a huge comedy hit largely because of the exa... Read More

Transparency Bill Helps Public and the Cops Mar. 11, 2019

Daily Editorials

Transparency in government provides a major distinction between a free society and one in which auth... Read More

Short Takes on Charity, Kindness, Meanness and the Weirdness of R. Kelly Mar. 11, 2019

Daily Editorials

Keeping Josiah on the Move The thief who made off with a 3-year-old's prosthetic leg deserves all th... Read More

Missouri Could Soon Shut Down Its System of De Facto Debtors' Prisons Mar. 08, 2019

Daily Editorials

The Missouri House this week gave near-unanimous approval to a measure that would stop local court s... Read More

Protecting Juvenile Offenders' Right to Legal Representation Mar. 07, 2019

Daily Editorials

An all too common tragedy occurs in juvenile justice when young people accused of crimes are pressur... Read More

Relief for Victims of Pot Prohibition: Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act Highlights Moral Imperative of Automatic Expungement Mar. 06, 2019

Jacob Sullum

Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act, which he reintroduced last week, would rehabilitate the much-ma... Read More

Not the Impeachment We Need Mar. 01, 2019

The Outlaw

Former fixer Michael Cohen's day of public testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Ref... Read More

Wait Until You're 18 Feb. 23, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My best friend and I are unhappy at home and at school, and we are talking about runnin... Read More

One Deadly Drug Raid, Two Red Herrings: Neither Gun Control nor Uncritical Support of the Police Can Stop Violence Required by War on Drugs Feb. 06, 2019

Jacob Sullum

After a drug raid killed a middle-aged couple and injured five narcotics officers in Houston last we... Read More

Our Pointless, Vicious, Very American Culture of Shame Jan. 18, 2019

Ted Rall

Puritanism's obsession with guilt and shame, Nathaniel Hawthorne believed, was America's original si... Read More

Enjoy the 'New You' and Forget the Past Dec. 26, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 16 and will be attending school in another state next semester. For the past year a... Read More

I Must Save Most of My Allowance Dec. 24, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 13, and my parents give me an allowance of $7 a week. Well, they might as well not ... Read More

Bill Designed to Solve Crime Problem Is Really No Solution at All Dec. 18, 2018

Dick Morris

Legislation nearing passage in the Senate will reverse decades of progress in reducing crime. Origin... Read More

Justice Is Distorted When Courts Turn Into Profit-Generating Centers Dec. 17, 2018

Daily Editorials

There is no legal or moral justification for rural Missouri counties to continue their policies of c... Read More

What Voters Would Include in Comprehensive Immigration Reform Dec. 06, 2018

Scott Rasmussen

For many years, political leaders from both major parties have dreamed of "comprehensive immigration... Read More

Stop Ignoring Double Jeopardy: The Supreme Court Should Reconsider the Misbegotten Dual Sovereignty Doctrine Dec. 05, 2018

Jacob Sullum

No one disputes that Terance Gamble, who was convicted of second-degree robbery in 2008, broke the l... Read More

Here's What Michael Cohen Did NOT Say Dec. 03, 2018

Dick Morris

All of Washington is fulminating and overflowing with adverbs to describe Michael Cohen's guilty ple... Read More

Think Crime Doesn't Pay? Probation-Monitoring Companies Beg to Differ. Nov. 29, 2018

Daily Editorials

They say that crime doesn't pay. But "they" weren't talking about the booming for-profit industry th... Read More

Alarmist Nonsense Should Not Stop Sentencing Reform: Modest Changes in First Step Act Are No Threat to Public Safety Nov. 21, 2018

Jacob Sullum

The federal sentencing reforms that Donald Trump endorsed last week could shorten the terms of 2,700... Read More

'Making a Murderer: Part 2,' A Post-Conviction Master Class Nov. 14, 2018

Michelle Malkin

Undoing wrongful convictions takes a killer instinct. Chicago-based exoneration specialist Kathleen ... Read More