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9/18/2019 8:47pm

GRAHAM: Broken windows policing failure, adjustments needed

Arguably a household name, the "broken windows" theory was originally published in The Atlantic by James Wilson and George Kelling in 1982. In the mid-1970s, New Jersey started an initiative, providing money to departments to remove police officers from their patrol car, instead promoting walking beats.  This initiative was met with criticism from both police chiefs and police officers. Police chiefs argued that “it reduced the mobility of the police, who thus had difficulty responding to calls for service, and it weakened headquarters control over police officers,” highlighting that car patrols allowed for near-constant monitoring of police actions. 


9/17/2019 1:45am

COMMENTARY: Fight for climate justice is our fight for our future

The idea of loss has become a central theme in how global warming is presented: species lost, habitats lost, communities lost and lives lost.  Although it is true that these disappearances are irreversible and deeply alarming, for me, the framing of loss presents an interesting kind of contradiction.

9/15/2019 11:38pm

DUNLEVY: Phrasing is increasingly important in messages

What is contained in a message?   The question is nothing new. Academic superstar Marshall McLuhan’s assertion that “the medium is the message” back in the 1960s was the talk of the town in academia for a long time, and it goes without saying that entire areas of study, and entire careers, are focused around specific ways of communicating ideas in certain contexts. 

9/12/2019 12:32pm

KOMARAGIRI: Antifa is not ideal means of social change, but is understandable in US

The United States rests right now on a significant moral fault line.  Looking at news today, it would seem that a rise of violence on the Left has gripped the national consciousness. Pundits are devoting more and more political capital to the dissection of Antifa, a nascent coalition of Leftist groups that seeks to stand as natural opposition to any and all fascist movements. The issues have escalated to federal discussions on designating Antifa as a domestic terrorist group. 

9/9/2019 12:13am

SURIANO: Britian's Brexit breaks political system, process

In the wake of the 2016 election and the subsequent three years of American politics, many have turned a jealous eye toward more polished countries such as Canada, France or Britain. In recent months, the Canadian government has been rocked with scandal, the streets of Paris were paralyzed with the so-called “yellow vest” protest and now finally our closest ally, Britain, has been trapped by the gordian knot of Brexit. 

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