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Updated at 8:27 AM

Onerous sex offender registration laws have pulled together unlikely alliances. Victim advocates have begun standing up for sex offenders in litigation and legislative battles across the country.

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 12:44 PM

President Barack Obama’s trip to Alaska highlights vital foreign policy as well as environmental challenges. The difficulties confronting the global north undeniably are serious. This gathering is related to the Arctic Council, which includes the...

Updated Sep 1, 2015 at 8:36 AM

It seems like President Barack Obama is just having fun making people mad lately.Earlier this week, he announced that he is changing the name of Mount McKinley in Alaska back to Denali.

Updated Aug 31, 2015 at 9:45 AM

The presidential campaign of 2016 is already in full swing, and the primary issues have crystallized. Chief among these is what to do about illegal immigration and about the estimated 11 million illegals hiding just below the surface in our...

Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 8:13 AM

Congress is taking on criminal justice reform with zeal. There are approximately 94 bills pending in the House and Senate that deal specifically with sentencing reform. The newly reform-minded Congress is no surprise.

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 8:15 AM

Crazy, desperate and armed are a bad combination.Wednesday morning, the world was exposed to two brutal murders from the perspective of the news crew filming a live shot and from a camera strapped to the killer himself.

Updated Aug 24, 2015 at 2:27 PM

Presidential primaries are weird contests. The 2016 Republican primary is no different.

Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Did you know that hitting “like” on your Facebook page could land you in jail? A Pennsylvania man may soon find out.

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 1:38 PM

Facts have no bias.However, in politics it seems that what someone believes carries far more weight than facts.There are many things people are capable of believing despite remarkable evidence to the contrary.Here are a few:

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 1:04 PM

“Here is a book you should have, Mr. Director,” and with that Jacqueline Kennedy handed CIA director Allen Dulles a copy of “From Russia with Love” by Ian Fleming, the latest novel in the series featuring lethal British agent James Bond. Their 1957...

Updated Aug 14, 2015 at 8:40 AM

Research into the adolescent mind and criminality has changed the way we punish young people. Brain development research has, in part, eliminated juveniles from the death penalty, life without parole for non-homicide offenses, and mandatory life...

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