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Looking Back January 26
Some experts hope Eric Lander, the president’s choice for new science adviser, will crack down on bad forensics in courtrooms.
The Lowdown January 22
Ambitious promises run up against political and practical obstacles.
Life Inside December 10, 2020
“From time to time you hear someone shout something like, ‘Trump cannot be stopped!’ or, ‘Let’s get this White Nazi out of power!’ There is no gray area.”
News November 23, 2020
Restoring asylum claims and judges’ independence will be uphill work.
Feature November 20, 2020
25 years ago this month, “superpredator” was coined in The Weekly Standard. Media spread the term like wildfire, creating repercussions on policy and culture we are still reckoning with today.
News November 8, 2020
Joe Biden ran on the most progressive criminal justice platform of any major party candidate in generations. So what can he actually do?
Analysis October 7, 2020
A brief history of a political dog whistle.
Analysis September 23, 2020
The president has spent millions on misleading Facebook ads targeting undecided voters, while Joe Biden has been virtually silent.
Analysis July 9, 2020
A task force designed to forge unity and turn out Sanders voters proposes ambitious rollback of Trump policies.
Election 2020 April 8, 2020
The candidates who vied with Joe Biden to challenge President Trump in November—including Kamala Harris—staked out positions on bail reform, marijuana, immigration and more. Here’s where they stood.