America's Enormous Prison Population Got Even Bigger -
The report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that, despite the federal prison population declining for the first time by 0.9 percent in 2013, the overall prison population increased slightly by 4,300 prisoners, or 0.3 percent.
A man stands in a field in Iowa. His name is Peter. Peter is standing in a field because there are “200 other reporters” standing in that field. Those “200 other reporters” are observing an event. The event is called the “Harkin Steak Fry.” Peter is observing those “200 other reporters” observing the “Harkin Steak Fry.” For Peter, these meta-observations are the event.
The intrinsic nature of the Harkin steak fry changes because it is being observed by 200 other reporters. Otherwise, it would just be a bunch of people, cooking steaks in a field. By dint of the fact that 200 other reporters are witnessing the steak fry, the value of the steak fry increases. It becomes the Harkin Steak Fry, with capital letters and such.
DEA Chief Struggles To Explain Position On Drug Sentencing Reform -
WASHINGTON — The top official at the Drug Enforcement Administration struggled to explain her position on drug sentencing reforms that are backed by her bosses in the Obama administration during a House hearing Thursday. In her first appearance b…
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women’s economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond.
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How A Failed Experiment On Rats Sparked A Billion-Dollar Infant-Care Breakthrough -
WASHINGTON — At a research lab at Duke University Department of Pharmacology in 1979, a group of scientists sparked a major breakthrough in infant care from a failed experiment on rats. At the time, Dr. Saul Schanberg, a neuroscientist and physi…
Having people close to us who say who they are — that made the attitude change in this country. — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the shift in public perception of gay marriage
Newt Gingrich And Julian Castro Explain Why America Can't Have Nice Things -
WASHINGTON — There’s something disconcerting about watching Newt Gingrich take the stage to deliver a policy speech in 2014.
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Air Force Will No Longer Require 'So Help Me God' In Enlistment Oaths -
Airmen who enlist or reenlist in the United States Air Force will no longer have to say the phrase “so help me God” as part of a required oath, the agency announced on Wednesday.
Women Invited To Apply To U.S. Army's Elite, All-Male Ranger School -
The U.S. Army has begun taking applications from female soldiers to be considered for enrollment into its grueling Ranger School, which previously was open to men only. The move reflects the Army’s decision in 2013 to allow women to seek combat posit…