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The World’s New Private Security Forces

The global private market for security has brought with it the need for hiring, measuring, and monitoring security workers in unprecedented ways.
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Rereading the Story of the Crack Epidemic

As policymakers seek solutions for the ongoing opioid epidemic, it's worth remembering how sensationalist reporting can lead to troubling responses.
Lourdes Grobet

Mexico’s Radical Women Artists

Art by Mexican "Radical Women" artists capture the turbulent times of the feminist movement in Mexico in the 1970s and still ring true today.
Nogales Arizona Mexico

The Case for Open Borders

Is a world without borders an idea so crazy it just might work? Scholars weigh in on how open borders might solve the world's immigration problem.
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What if We Acknowledged That People Use Drugs Because They’re Fun?

In the modern Western world, drug use fits well into economies that divide our days into disciplined, production-oriented “clock time,” and leisure time.
The CIA Seal

America’s State Secrets and the Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act of 1966 (or FOIA) was the result of a struggle by Congress and private business for information from the executive branch.
Bellamy Salute

The Pledge of Allegiance’s Creepy Past

Seventy-four years ago today, lawmakers passed an amendment to the U.S. Flag Code.
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Is Bilingual Education Returning?

The U.S. Department of Education now recognizes biliteracy as a mark of educational excellence, which may mean that bilingual education is coming back.

Eduardo Galeano 1940-2015

Eduardo Galeano has died at the age of 74 in his native Uruguay.

Adventures in Historical Research

Megan Kate Nelson, a historian of Civil War and the American Southwest, is behind the (Un)Catalogued Column for JSTOR Daily.