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In 1996, when Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was speaking at an event in Quebec, he shoved a heckler aside. He was charged with assault. In the United States, the broad interpretation of executive privilege could protect the president from be...

Trump v. Vance: An Assault on the Constitution

In 1996, when Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was speaking at an event in Quebec, he shoved a heckler aside. He was charged with assault. In the United States, the broad interpretation of executive privilege could protect the president from be...

From California, where there are more than three times as many illicit cannabis dispensaries than licit ones, to Oregon, where the State Police Sergeant laments a growing problem with illegal marijuana, the black market for weed has persisted in stat...

The State of the Marijuana Black Market

From California, where there are more than three times as many illicit cannabis dispensaries than licit ones, to Oregon, where the State Police Sergeant laments a growing problem with illegal marijuana, the black market for weed has persisted in stat...

Public transit in major American cities is undergoing a facelift. The New York City subway, after a recent investment of hundreds of millions of dollars, has been dubbed “no longer a daily disaster.” Atlanta has paid 95.6 million dollars to drama...

Joyful Straphangers: A New Target for Public Transit

Public transit in major American cities is undergoing a facelift. The New York City subway, after a recent investment of hundreds of millions of dollars, has been dubbed “no longer a daily disaster.” Atlanta has paid 95.6 million dollars to drama...

Today, as the temperatures drop in Nashville, people experiencing homelessness  in the city may find themselves retiring to a jail to sleep for the night. An empty jail is currently being used as an overflow shelter for the city’s homeless pop...

Finding Shelter in the Local Jail

Today, as the temperatures drop in Nashville, people experiencing homelessness  in the city may find themselves retiring to a jail to sleep for the night. An empty jail is currently being used as an overflow shelter for the city’s homeless pop...

Take a look out of your window. You’ll probably see homes or apartment buildings, fairly similar to your own. What rules determine who lives there? This formation of individuals wasn’t the result of pure market forces. Neighborhoods are shaped by...

Repairing the Damage of Exclusionary Zoning

Take a look out of your window. You’ll probably see homes or apartment buildings, fairly similar to your own. What rules determine who lives there? This formation of individuals wasn’t the result of pure market forces. Neighborhoods are shaped by...

In June of 2014, Barack Obama was featured in a YouTube video for the #CloseTheWordGap campaign in which he explained that “during the first three years of life, a child born into a low-income family hears 30 million fewer words than a child born i...

Mind the Gap

In June of 2014, Barack Obama was featured in a YouTube video for the #CloseTheWordGap campaign in which he explained that “during the first three years of life, a child born into a low-income family hears 30 million fewer words than a child born i...

In early October, Forever 21, a kingpin in the world of fast fashion, declared bankruptcy. It will close up to 350 of its 800 stores across the U.S. and cease operations in 40 countries. Forever 21 is the latest in a string of retail giants to suffer...

Cleaning Out the Closet: Getting Rid of Fast Fashion

In early October, Forever 21, a kingpin in the world of fast fashion, declared bankruptcy. It will close up to 350 of its 800 stores across the U.S. and cease operations in 40 countries. Forever 21 is the latest in a string of retail giants to suffer...

The state of youth sports is far from what was portrayed in The Sandlot. Whereas youth sports used to be an inclusive, community-building activity, today they are a cutthroat, expensive means to a very specific end: college recruitment. In turn, yout...

College Sports: Affirmative Action for White People

The state of youth sports is far from what was portrayed in The Sandlot. Whereas youth sports used to be an inclusive, community-building activity, today they are a cutthroat, expensive means to a very specific end: college recruitment. In turn, yout...