Crime

Guatemalans Aren't Just Fleeing Gangs
The media narrative misses what life there is really like
July 13, 2014

The media narrative misses what life in that part of Central America is really like.

The Immigration Case Backlog Just Hit an All-Time High
July 10, 2014

An already terrible problem just got a whole lot worse.

My Novel's Only Draft Was Kidnapped in Syria—and I Lived to Tell the Tale
June 27, 2014

"I realised: As well as my wallet and keys and hundreds of dollars, as well as my bank details and personal photographs—he had my book."

Guns Kill People. And If We Had Universal Background Checks, They Wouldn’t Kill So Many.
June 25, 2014

Yes, we know how to reduce gun violence. This is the way.

The Sexist Pseudoscience of Pick-Up Artists: The Dangers of “Alpha Male” Thinking
June 06, 2014

The weird anthropological world view of “alpha males” competing for “targets” is a nonsense that has bled out into other sexist discourse. 

The Slenderman Stabbing Shows Girls Will Be Girls, Too
Adolescent angst and violence are not the exclusive domain of boys
June 04, 2014

We need to move beyond the (hetero)sexual framework we’ve come to accept as the defining norm of adolescence.

Were the Isla Vista Killings Preventable? A GOP Congressman Thinks So, and He's Got Bipartisan Support.
May 29, 2014

Rep. Tim Murphy wants families to have more power in handling a mentally ill loved one.

Not Just a 'White Guy Killer'
Elliot Rodger's perverse sense of racial hierarchy—and his uncertain place in it
May 28, 2014

Elliot Rodger's perverse sense of racial hierarchy—and his uncertain place in it.

Clayton Lockett's Botched Execution Adds Credibility to Court Fight Over Drug Secrecy
April 30, 2014

How can "cruel and unusual punishment" be proven when the drugs are kept secret?

Oscar Pistorius' Paranoia
To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa
April 16, 2014

To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa.

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