U.S. President’s apparent passion for cruelty speaks to a greater American illness.
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Donald Trump seems to have a passion for cruelty, often publicly celebrating his investment in violence as a source of pleasure. Those tendencies represent symptoms of a broader American sickness.
The authorities don’t need a conviction or even for a suspect to be charged with a crime before seizing a car, cash or even a house.
Politicians on the left and right object to this practice, which the Trump administration is championing.
Democrats call for Republicans to stand up to President Trump’s DACA decision.
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Congress has an opportunity to build on DACA's success. An immigration expert explains how.
A rally in support of DACA outside of the White House.
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Research shows that for many young people, discovering they were undocumented led to significant mental distress. After DACA they found peace of mind.
An officer and his dog walk the halls at a school in Indianapolis.
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When police coax information from low-level offenders with threats of harsh sentencing, it breeds distrust in the community and ultimately contributes to mass incarceration.
Has D.A.R.E. moved beyond the “just say no” days of the ‘80’s and '90’s?
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Jeff Sessions was met with considerable skepticism when he announced his desire to revive D.A.R.E. But it turns out that the current program is nothing like the ineffective D.A.R.E. of the '80's and '90's.
Riot police in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Laws that limit presidential power won't enforce themselves – Congress must act.
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference.
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Research shows that context matters for understanding what a person's words mean – especially when power dynamics are involved.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
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Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing for stricter sentencing in criminal cases.
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Jeff Sessions wants prosecutors to 'charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense.' That's a step back to our failed experiment in mass incarceration.
James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
An FBI historian tells stories from the agency's ups and downs over 109 years and four dismissed directors.
Will the inquiries continue?
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Attorney general recommendation to fire FBI Director James Comey disregarded crucial internal Justice Department investigation.
A Salvadoran man believed to be a member of the MS-13 gang as he is arrested.
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Trump's plans to crack down on immigration could create the same conditions that led to MS-13's birth and expansion.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to law enforcement officers in St. Louis.
Trump's administration plans to ramp up prosecution of unauthorized border crossings. Here's the story of how it became illegal in the first place.
When lawyers submit forensic evidence in court, is there legit science to back it up?
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Forensics has a way to go before it's a mature, academic science. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just terminated an independent commission charged with helping it get there.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently echoed the 1980s philosophy to 'just say no' to drugs. It's important to remember, however, that the policy was ineffective.
Taking the oath.
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It's become popular among politicians to say they 'misspoke' when they are caught in a lie.
A new megachurch movement is drawing crowds on the basis of belief in nonbelief.
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Distrust of the irreligious has been commonplace in the American political discourse from the founding.
Jeff Sessions gets ready to face the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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When serving as Alabama's attorney general, Sessions supported a bill that would have expanded the state's death penalty -- even past the point where it was constitutional.