Could Day Fines Improve the U.S. Justice System?

Are day fines a possible solution for the U.S. criminal justice system?

Politics and PEN

Some prominent writers have withdrawn from the PEN American Center's annual gala because of the organization's decision to give Charlie Hebdo an award.

On Military Desertion and Executions

Military desertion is not as rare as one would think.

How to Create False Witnesses

How "secondary confessions" lead to false witnesses in testimonies.

Civil Rights and Private Property Rights

The connection between civil rights and private property rights as they play out in the 1960s and now.

Do Police Deter Crime?

Is there a connection between larger police forces and lower crime rates?

How Subtle Subsidies Shaped U.S. Health Care

Melissa A. Thomasson looked into how federal money created the U.S. health care landscape as we know it.

Legalizing Marijuana: Lessons from the Post-prohibition Era

The country's experience regulating alcohol after Prohibition may provide lessons regarding marijuana.

Debating Welfare Way Before George Will

The debate over welfare goes back surprisingly far.
Couple holding house keys and looking very happy

What If Home Ownership Were Not Part of the American Dream?

Is home ownership a requirement for adulthood in America? As far back in 1938, some have argued to change that mindset.