Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Has Obama Set Loose a New Willie Horton? – Sarah Wheaton, Politico – President Barack Obama is hoping there’s no Willie Horton among the 6,000 inmates being released early from federal prison. Reducing the prison population is a key part of Obama’s push for criminal justice reform in his last year as president. He sees it as a way to repair broken communities and spare taxpayers the cost of housing low-level criminals. But, will it work? Are they really low level?

The Brazen Return of Socialism – Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine
Self-Defense Law and Fake Guns – Eugene Volokh, Washington Post
U.S. Doesn’t Have High Child Poverty – Petrilli & Wright, National Review
How to Cut Poverty Rates Right Now – Editorial Board, Bloomberg View
Discrimination Against the Disabled, Exposed – Noam Scheiber, NYT
Can Capitol Hill Crush a Beer Monopoly? – Matt Laslo, Daily Beast
Superior Approaches to the Affordable Care Act – James C. Capretta, e21
Blame Airbnb for Housing Shortages? – Meyer & Delmore, Forbes
Deadly Chemicals Left on the Market – Brown & Grossman, In These Times
Are E-Cigarettes Helping Smokers Quit? – Jacob Sullum, Reason
Is the Fed Promoting Inequality? – Charles Wolf Jr., US News & World Report