Why is the prison population in the United States so high compared to other countries? While the U.S. represents about five percent of the world’s population, it houses nearly 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. It may be the cas, then, that the high incarceration rate in the U.S. is a sign of our advanced society with … Continue reading
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Gun bans- A simple-minded solution to a complex problem
A few days after the unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary, Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein announced that she would introduce legislation to ban assault weapons at the start of the 113th session of Congress. “I’m going to introduce in the Senate and the same bill will be introduced in the House, a bill to ban … Continue reading
Republicans- The Jury is definitely not still out on science
Rick Santorum was at one time a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Now it looks like he may make a run for the nomination in 2016, a year when, according to Santorum, there will be a “real fight as to what the soul of the Republican party’s going to be.” One … Continue reading
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