US says NECC execs ran a crime ring

Daniel Medwed, a law pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, said pros­e­cu­tors seemed to have ensnared everyone involved, even those to a lesser degree, and he ques­tioned whether all the defen­dants will […]

Donate your voice to charity

An esti­mated eight out of every 1,000 Amer­i­cans, or 2.5 mil­lion people, are severely speech-​​​​impaired due to a variety of con­di­tions: head injuries, con­gen­ital dis­or­ders like cere­bral palsy, or degenerative […]

Give juvenile lifers a second chance

Last Friday, by agreeing to hear argu­ments in Toca v. Louisiana, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for another impor­tant move toward ratio­nal­izing the admin­is­tra­tion of juve­nile jus­tice. Two years […]

A gift guide for young historians

When picking other explic­itly his­tor­ical books for kids and young adults, look for sto­ries that have rich period detail, like that pig’s tail. Vic­toria Cain, of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and author […]

Mobilizing to protest social inequalities and racism

Marches, protests and demonstrations…we’ve seen them all in the last few weeks, and angry cit­i­zens con­tinue to express out­rage and dis-​​​​satisfaction with grand jury deci­sions in Fer­guson, Mis­souri and New […]