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Pro-Life Atheist Urges “Leave the Realm of Science”

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Hiding behind the humanist shield to deflect scientific discourse isn't a pass for legislating guesses. Read More »

Prison Frisbee: Not Your Grandpa’s Ultimate Frisbee

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The grass is spotty, the dirt patches shine through. The field isn't what you'd expect for an Ultimate Frisbee league, as it is centered in the outfield of a prison softball field. And yet... Read More »

Alice Walker’s Daughter Swings the Feminist Pendulum


It isn't good enough to disavow a belief system. Read More »

No Lesson Here (Or How to Make Meaning from Tragedy)


Problem-solving can limit our ability to see the larger picture and the possibilities that a difficult experience may give rise to. Read More »

False Memory Syndrome is False (and How to Grow a Tale)


We are often reminded that we can’t change the past. But we can change the stories we carry around with us about our past. Read More »

Dark History: Mexico’s Drug Cartels – Part 4

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The wars between the Mexican drug cartels have continued into the second decade of the 21st century. Read More »

Prisons Within Prisons: An Interview with Prison Law Expert Christopher Zoukis


In most federal prisons, there is a building designated the Special Housing Unit. This can be thought of as a prison within a prison. Read More »

Discovering Shovel Talk – Old Fashioned Social Networking

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You cannot shovel with your cell phone in one hand. That is impossible. You can, however, hold a conversation with your neighbor . Read More »

Dark History: Mexico’s Drug Cartels – Part 3


Mexico seemed to be what was called a failed state. The government had lost control of its country. Read More »

Smarter Sentencing Act Passes Senate Judicial Committee


The bill is the product of an uncommon alliance of senators who don't often agree on much. Read More »