• The Violence in Our Backyard

    Between 2015 and 2018, the U.S. spent $2.6 billion on foreign assistance to Central America. Still, the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are among the deadliest places on earth. Governments are...   Read More

  • No Room, No Board

    Jessica McCormick was a homeless college student. She escaped an abusive home and spent her last two years of high school living in a youth shelter. With the help of scholarships, grants, loans and part-time...   Read More

  • Calling The Shots

    Back then, there was the kegger. Now, there is the pregame. Back then, we “ralphed.” Now, they “blackout.” Ah, the good old days. Excessive drinking among restless youth has always given adults cause for concern....   Read More

  • Before He Strikes Again

    Only 1% of sexual assaults result in any jail time for the perpetrator. Let that sink in. Ninety-nine times out of one hundred the bad guy (or sometimes girl) walks away. No wonder the Ford-Kavanaugh...   Read More

  • A Degree At Any Price

    Fraud complaints against for-profit colleges arrive at the Department of Education at a rate of 8,000 a month. That is on top of the current complaint backlog of 87,000. No wonder Betsy DeVos is trying...   Read More

  • Tax the Juul

    Buy a pack of Marlboros in New York City, and you will pay $5.85 in cigarette taxes. Buy a Juul e-cigarette device and liquid nicotine pod, and you won’t be taxed a penny. The total...   Read More

  • Protecting Young Athletes

    Cross country runner Jaci Teahon, a high school junior from Nebraska, took a month to recover. Johnny Tolbert, a 12-year-old from Georgia, wasn’t so lucky; he suffered permanent brain damage. James Wooden of Barnwell, SC,...   Read More

  • Where Will the Teachers Live?

    When Senator Kamala Harris, (D-CA), introduced the Rent Relief Act last week, she quickly got lots of love on Twitter from America’s millions of cash-strapped renters. Across the country more than 21 million people (half...   Read More

  • Remaking Federal Family Planning Policy

    Milk, diapers, babysitters, sneakers, school supplies, braces — children are expensive. In 2015 it was estimated that the average family spent $233,610 raising a child from birth to age 17. When those expenses, which take...   Read More

  • Crime, Punishment and Voting Rights

    Shon Hopwood is not your run-of-the-mill ex-con. The former Nebraska bank robber and college dropout is now an associate law professor at Georgetown University specializing in criminal law and the constitutional rights of prisoners. He...   Read More