In adolescence, the brain’s reward centers light up when acting recklessly in front of peers.
Scholar Charles Murray wants “to make large chunks of the regulatory code unenforceable.” How? “I want to put sugar in the government's gas tank.”
A challenge to the widely held notion that the power of brains is more legitimate than the power of fists.
Why did the author of the Declaration of Independence fail to attack slavery as president? In large part because he was a politician.
A New Orleans art project aims to comment on deadly weapons from America’s streets–and to transform how they’re seen by young men at risk of violence.
Nancy Gertner, who left the bench after 17 years, compares the damage caused by drug prohibition to the destruction of cities in World War II.
A question for readers as the Aspen Ideas Festival begins.
What do law-and-order conservatives propose to do about abusive policing?
The quiet rise of “Stun-Cuffs” give police officers, prison guards, and bailiffs an easy way to electrify people into submission.
Innkeepers may now challenge cops who want to spy on guests, but can still be jailed for failing to collect and store detailed information at check-in.
In the face of damning evidence against U.S. officials, the country has shrugged.
The term clarifies what took place last week, but not what the response should be.
The Charleston, South Carolina, shooting spree is the latest assault on these symbols of the African American community.
The opposition in the effort to make sure that American interrogators never inflict severe pain or mental anguish on prisoners again
America failed to stop prisoner abuse after 9/11–and failed to punish the abusers. Will we at least take this small step toward making future torture less likely?
If government and corporations cannot safeguard their digital files, then they should regularly purge sensitive information.
In the most influential police procedural ever, even Joe Friday, America’s archetypal “good cop,” was blind to the problem.
The California community is grappling with a beating that raises questions a video of the incident can’t fully resolve.
Edward Snowden’s leaks exposed a federal government unable to protect its most sensitive secrets.
Excessive executive branch secrecy and the legislature’s oversight failures