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August 26, 2013 11:05 AM Black Women’s Rate of Imprisonment Has Fallen Sharply

Rates of imprisonment have been declining among African-Americans for over a decade. This trend began long before the recent decline in the overall size of the prison population. The change is mainly due to reduced black male incarceration because prisoners...

By Keith Humphreys

July 18, 2013 9:27 AM Sexism Clouds the Fed Succession Saga

The favored parlor game of the political-economic complex right now is guessing who will replace Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve. The clear front-runner is Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen. But she’s by no means a sure...

By Ezra Klein

July 08, 2013 11:14 AM Did China’s Economic Liberalization Increase Sex Selection?

Doug Almond, Hongbin Li, and Shuang Zhang write: Following the death of Mao in 1976, abandonment of collective farming lifted millions from poverty and heralded sweeping pro-market policies. How did China’s excess in male births respond to rural land reform?...

By Andrew Gelman

June 27, 2013 11:07 AM Petite Woman In Pink Sneakers Does Her Own Law Stuff

Last night Texas Senator Wendy Davis completed one of the more admirable efforts in recent lawmaking history, carrying out a 13-hour filibuster meant to prevent passage of an onerously restrictive abortion bill. The over one hundred thousand people who tuned...

By Luke O'Neil

June 14, 2013 8:21 AM We Might Finally Get a Law to Protect People from Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Here's how fast things are changing on issues affecting sexual orientation and gender identity: there's actually a realistic chance that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act could pass the divided Congress. And it seems very likely that at the very least, Democrats...

By Jonathan Bernstein