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Column | Dismantling the domination of deterrence theory

Deterrence theory became widely popular in the 1970s, and it has had an enormous impact on contemporary crime control policies, particularly in the U.S.

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Column | ‘We have to do something’

The gun control debate is complex. It pits rights against duties.

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Column | I had a surprising chat about Russia with my barber

“I hope all these guys go to jail.”

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Column | George Washington’s history? It’s complicated

“What do you mean that America’s youth know little about George Washington, except that he was a slave owner?”

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Column | The motives behind the massacre

“Enough is enough!” “This can’t go on!” “This has to stop!”

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Column | Washington should let states set pot policy

As states increasingly opt to make the production, sales, and consumption of marijuana legal, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions is insisting on prosecuting any violation of federal anti-cannabis laws to the full extent, creating a roadblock to reform.

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Column | Trump wants new bridges without paying for them

President Donald Trump’s plan to spend $200 billion in federal money to somehow spur $1.5 trillion in state, local and private investment in infrastructure reconstruction elicited a collective eyeroll when it was finally made public on Monday.

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Column | My genuine bipartisan compromise offer

The nation just witnessed what the OpMedia and the Commentariat like to call “bipartisan legislation.”

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Column | Now is the time to politicize gun violence

Now is the time to politicize gun violence. In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, how can we not?

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Column | Art brings a community together and creates icons

The installation of public art is almost always controversial.

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Column | Stop worrying so much about Tide pods

My New York friend Larry was nearly out of breath on the phone ...

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Column | Trump isn’t a normal president

You’ve heard the phrase over and over again: “This isn’t normal.”

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Column | A Valentine’s Day victim of Victoria’s Secret

As Valentine’s Day approached this year, I was at a loss regarding how to surprise my wife

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Column | Congress indifferent to Puerto Rico’s tragedy

After an absence of more than 50 years, I returned to Puerto Rico this month to view firsthand Hurricane Maria’s devastation.

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Column | Donald Trump: Banana Republican

So President Donald Trump, noted fiscal conservative, swamp-drainer, and compulsive saber-rattler, wants a massive military parade through the streets of downtown Washington D.C.

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County Corner | Delinquent property taxes, Tax Lien Sale

Thank you to our county assessor, Jeanne Kentch, for last month’s article detailing the many accomplishments of her department over the past year.

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Column | ‘When it’s gone, it’s gone’

Somewhere along the trip of more than 53 laps around the bright yellow orb in the sky, I’ve been taught that “when it’s gone, it’s gone.”

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Column | Feds’ attitude toward pot should go up in smoke

Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified into five distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential.

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Column | Why more prosecutors should be erasing marijuana convictions

It has taken decades, billions of dollars, and thousands of laws to turn the United States into the largest incarcerator in the world.

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Column | Actually, things are pretty good and getting better

“The country is divided. The political rhetoric is getting worse. The world seems to be in a mess.”

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Column | On the Super Bowl and the social fabric

On Sunday, I attended the Super Bowl, along with my father, my business partner and the president of our company. It was an amazing event.

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Column | Too many wars. Too many enemies.

If Turkey is not bluffing, U.S. troops in Manbij, Syria, could be under fire by week’s end, and NATO engulfed in the worst crisis in its history.

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Column | Trump the Unifier? Don’t Buy It

President Donald Trump, who’s never been shy about hammering his rivals and skewering his opponents, used his first State of the Union speech Tuesday night to call for unity as the nation attacks some of its biggest challenges.

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Column | When you hear them roar, it’s time to run

I was working for an amenities company when the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino opened in Las Vegas in 1993.

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Column | How to survive a Southern snowpocalypse

Snow in East Texas is only slightly less rare than a parade of CNN reporters wearing red “Make America Great Again” caps while singing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” in downtown Pyongyang.

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