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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Alex Proud, The Telegraph: We used to laugh at conspiracy theorists, but from Fifa to banking scandals and the Iraq War, it seems they might have been on to something after all, says Alex Proud read more


Friday, June 12, 2015

Teens who are incarcerated tend to have substantially worse outcomes later in life than those who avoid serving time for similar offenses, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT scholar. "We find that kids who go into juvenile detention are much less likely to graduate from high school and much more likely to end up in prison as adults," said study co-author Joseph Doyle, an economist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. The research project, which studied the long-term outcomes of tens of thousands of teens in Illinois, shows that, other things being equal, juvenile incarceration lowers high-school graduation rates by 13 percentage points and increases adult incarceration by 23 percentage points. read more


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Tim Lynch, Cato Institute: Two killers are on the loose, having escaped from a New York prison, but federal prosecutors in New York are hunting for some individuals who posted comments to a blog post over at the Reason web site. Stay with me as I try to explain…

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Maggie Ybarra, The Washington Times: FBI agents can't point to any major terrorism cases they've cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department's inspector general said in a report Thursday that could complicate efforts to keep key parts of the law operating. Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said that between 2004 and 2009, the FBI tripled its use of bulk collection under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows government agents to compel businesses to turn over records and documents, and increasingly scooped up records of Americans who had no ties to official terrorism investigations. read more


Sunday, April 12, 2015

"Let's let college students deduct the entire cost of their educations over their working careers. Let's make college tuition entirely deductible," Rand Paul said Friday.


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