Border War Rumors

Border War Rumors

Far from being a chaotic war zone, a study of the 14 Texas counties bordering Mexico shows that the number of murders has actually declined in the past five years.

Prison Nation

Prison Nation

Having the world’s highest incarceration rate is costly in more ways than one.

We Need an Armistice in the War on Drugs

We Need an Armistice in the War on Drugs

For the moment at least, we’re headed toward softening the penalties on marijuana and letting patients use it, while also reducing the obscene punishments for possessing crack cocaine.

The IMF’s Assault on Women

The IMF’s Assault on Women

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s alleged attack on a hotel housekeeper is shocking and deeply symbolic of the IMF’s attitude towards women.

Some Good News, at Last

Some Good News, at Last

The fact that one of the world’s most powerful financial officials could be arrested and thrown in jail for assaulting a chambermaid gives me hope for my country.

Misdemeanors for the Rich

Instead of stopping to render aid to the man he’d just hit, the money man sped away in his Mercedes Benz.

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