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  • Ohio's nonsensical attack on abortion rights

    Ohio's nonsensical attack on abortion rights

    A bill in the Ohio Legislature that would ban a woman from having an abortion solely because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome is blatantly unconstitutional and probably unenforceable.

  • Why L.A.'s crime rise is no surprise

    Why L.A.'s crime rise is no surprise

    After more than a decade of decline, violent crime in Los Angeles rose more than 20% during the first half of 2015, with felony assaults up 26% and robberies up 19%. Why, no one yet definitively knows. But there's plenty of speculation.

  • Joseph Stiglitz explains why the Fed shouldn't raise interest rates

    Joseph Stiglitz explains why the Fed shouldn't raise interest rates

    As central bank governors, Federal Reserve officials, economists and reporters convene for the annual economic policy retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyo., this weekend, the question on everyone's mind is: Will the Fed raise interest rates come September?

  • An end to shackling prisoners in federal court

    An end to shackling prisoners in federal court

    It's obvious that placing a criminal defendant in handcuffs and leg shackles runs the risk of prejudicing a jury. But even when only a judge is present, a policy of shackling a defendant violates his dignity, mocks the presumption of innocence and offends what the Supreme Court has called the "dignity...

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