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Move On Jun. 04, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My guy and I have been engaged for three months, and we were planning to be married thi... Read More

The Staggering Costs of Imprisonment in the US May. 25, 2019

Diane Dimond

Guess how much our nation's system of mass incarceration costs each year? I'm talking about the taxp... 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

Poem Inspires Teacher to Share Message Feb. 27, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: About seven or eight years ago, an older teen was in prison for illegal involvement wit... 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

Not Separate, And Yet Unequal: The Criminalization of Black Children In Public Schools Feb. 07, 2019

Armstrong Williams

By the time the four 12-year-old girls' parents released a letter last Friday detailing the events t... Read More

Short Takes on Recent News of the Weird Feb. 05, 2019

Daily Editorials

Thank You for Your Service The American Civil Liberties Union sounded the alarm after a Hispanic man... Read More

High Cash Bail Without Due Process Violates Defendants' Fundamental Rights Feb. 04, 2019

Daily Editorials

If America's constitutional principle of justice had to be boiled down to four words, they would be:... Read More

Sex Offender Registry Afoul of Constitution Jan. 28, 2019

Daily Editorials

Michigan lawmakers seem keen on making important reforms to the state's criminal justice system, whi... Read More

Child in Car Seat Falls out of Moving Car. Jail the Mom? Jan. 24, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

There but for the grace of God go I — and anyone who has ever used a car seat wrong. A Minneso... 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

Set Boundaries So You'll Have Time to Yourself Jan. 13, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My problem is my in-laws. They do not have any friends or hobbies, so they choose to cli... Read More

I'll Be a Little Smarter Jan. 05, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 18 and a first-year student at the University of Minnesota. The fellow I'm dating i... 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

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