Fifty years ago on April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a famously prophetic sermon where he publicly spoke out against the Vietnam War. He connected together the triple evils of … [Read More...]
On February 27th, I had the opportunity to present to the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee Number 5: Public Safety on the crucial topic of California sentencing policy. I have been involved in … [Read More...]
Anti-crime strategies should try to fix what makes hotspots prone to violence.
On the last day of 2016, a solemn procession made its way across Chicago. Hundreds of mourners and their supporters … [Read More...]
Wait, does the United States have 1.3 million or more than 2 million people in prison? Are most people in state and federal prisons locked up for drug offenses? Frustrating questions like these abound … [Read More...]
During one of the airless afternoons I spent in St. Rita Sunday school, our teacher gave us the exercise of drawing the indulgences that we would give up for the upcoming Lenten season.
Peering at … [Read More...]
The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse.
Over the past decade, pollsters charted something remarkable: Americans—long known for their piety—were … [Read More...]