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Sex Crimes and Criminal Justice

by Barbara Koeppel | May 4, 2018 | Legal Affairs, Politics

Responding to several highly publicized sex crimes and public fears, legislatures across the country have adopted statutes that allow the continued imprisonment of sex offenders after they have completed their sentences. Veteran investigative reporter Barbara Koeppel has spent the past 12 months reporting on this third rail of the criminal justice system. Here are her […]

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Talks with North Korea At Risk from US Policy Hawks

by Robert Alvarez | May 1, 2018 | Foreign Policy

If you are hopeful that the pending talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, (should they indeed take place) will bring a timely end to the nearly 68-year-long Korean War, don’t bet on it. The 1953 armistice, which was struck by military leaders of North Korea, the United States, South […]

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Trump Faces Obstacles to a Korean Deal, Some Self-Inflicted

by Robert Alvarez | Apr 23, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Politics

The following article, which appears in print in the May issue of the Washington Spectator, has been updated for online publication to reflect recent developments in the negotiations underway with North Korea. If you are hopeful that the pending talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will bring an imminent end to the nearly […]

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On John Ridley’s American Crime and the #MeToo Movement

by Cyrus Cassells | Apr 17, 2018 | Culture, Media, Politics

The more I’ve been following the #MeToo movement, with its dismaying, even shocking revelations about the ubiquity of harassment, sexual coercion in the workplace, and even rape, the more I’ve been longing to revisit the incredibly pertinent second season of ABC’s American Crime. The show focuses, with unremitting power, on the alleged sexual assault of […]

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Mirai Nagasu, 2012

Counting Asians

by Setsuko Winchester | Apr 16, 2018 | Culture, Immigration, Politics

The Olympics have come to a close, and in their wake I’ve been thinking about a stubborn phenomenon that was illustrated most recently by the flak a New York Times columnist named Bari Weiss received after tweeting: “Immigrants get the job done,” together with a picture of Mirai Nagasu, the U.S. ice skater who won […]

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