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September 29, 2013 9:01 AM How Justice Department Sentencing Reforms Could Make Racial Disparities Worse

Attorney General Eric Holder’s new policy on the application of mandatory minimum sentences in drug cases reserves tough sentences for offenders who work within larger organizations rather than being independent operators. Under this policy, a banker who will launder drug...

By Keith Humphreys

September 16, 2013 8:43 AM So Yeah, the Heritage Foundation Has a 'Jesse Helms' Lecture Series...

Senator Cruz got in trouble for praising Jesse Helms the other day. In particular, Cruz is quoted as saying: “We need 100 more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate.” This is a ridiculous thing to say. But the most...

By Harold Pollack

September 03, 2013 10:31 AM 'The Butler' and Ronald Reagan's Race Problem

Steven F. Hayward, Paul Kengor, Craig Shirley and Kiron K. Skinner wrote a strange Washington Post op-ed yesterday decrying the inspiro-pic “The Butler,” for its allegedly unkind portrayal of Ronald Reagan’s racial views. I was a little surprised by their...

By Harold Pollack

August 29, 2013 11:05 AM How Today's GOP Celebrated MLK's Speech

Where was the party of Lincoln at the commemoration of the March on Washington and MLK's great speech?Former President George H.W. Bush: too poorly to attend (he's 89)Former President George W. Bush: recovering from surgeryFormer Governor Jeb Bush (invited to...

By James Wimberley

August 28, 2013 8:28 AM Martin Luther King vs. Today's Conservatives

Yes, I know you hate the fact that the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is being (1) being treated as a civic, rather than a factional, event and (2) that the speakers at the...

By Mark Kleiman