Soft on crime turns out to be smart on crime

A new report from the Uni­ver­sity of Michigan’sNational Reg­istry of Exon­er­a­tions has pro­claimed 2015 as a banner year for achieving jus­tice in America. A total of 149 pris­oners — including 58 […]

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Donald Trump, Ted Cruz continue newfound feud

The smaller stage may have sharp­ened the exchanges among can­di­dates in the sixth debate of the Repub­lican cam­paign, said Alan Schroeder, a debate scholar at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and the author of Pres­i­den­tial Debates: […]

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Debate moderators want to be ‘invisible’

Schroeder, a jour­nalism pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, ques­tioned whether mod­er­a­tors should encourage can­di­dates to attack each other, calling that some­thing of a debate cliché. The main thing, he said: “Stick to […]

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How to hack Uber surge-​​charge fares by 10–20%

A study from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers pub­lished Thursday, billed as “the first in-​​​​depth inves­ti­ga­tion of Uber,” offers some tan­gible tips — and other fas­ci­nating insights — about the mys­te­rious algorithm […]

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Umpqua shooting — a tragedy, not a trend

Another mass shooting sears deep into the col­lec­tive con­scious­ness of the Amer­ican people. Another school — this time a com­mu­nity col­lege in an oth­er­wise peaceful town in rural Oregon — […]

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