Research shows that receiving government aid may actually motivate people to find work; civilian videos of cop brutality are playing an increasingly important role in the carrying out of justice, but the act is not necessarily considered a right by law; meanwhile, the oldest Neanderthal DNA yet has been found in a skeleton in Italy. These discoveries and more below.

The Clinton Dynasty’s Horrific Legacy: How ‘Tough-on-Crime’ Politics Built the World’s Largest Prison System Over the past two decades, the Clintons’ version of the war on drugs has inflicted needless suffering on millions.

The Legal Right to Videotape Police Isn’t Actually All That Clear And that includes in South Carolina.

The Beginning of the American Spring At a conference Friday about the Israel lobby in Washington, remarks the likes of which are rarely heard in the United States were made.

Oldest Neanderthal DNA Found in Italian Skeleton The calcite-encrusted skeleton of an ancient human, still embedded in rock deep inside a cave in Italy, has yielded the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever found.

The Consolation of Asceticism When we talk about working conditions in the university, we often compare today’s job market with the labor practices that prevailed only a generation or two ago.

A ‘Darker Narrative’ of Print’s Future From Clay Shirky A column Margaret Sullivan wrote last month on the enduring importance of the printed newspaper to The New York Times drew a response from Clay Shirky, an incisive thinker about media and technology.

Welfare May Actually Encourage Recipients to Work, New Study Suggests Science and politics don’t always mix.

Maryland CPS Detains ‘Free-Range Kids.’ Again. Danielle and Alexander (Sasha) Meitiv, the causes célèbres of the “free-range parenting” movement, are back in the news—and back under investigation—after their children were again picked up by police for playing unattended in Montgomery County, Md.

Someone Calculated How Many Adjunct Professors Are on Public Assistance, and the Number Is Startling Once in a while, someone publishes an article about adjunct professors who resort to food stamps in order to survive on the rock-bottom pay that so many college instructors are expected to live on. This is one of those articles.

In Defense of a New Kind of Labor Movement Tom Geoghegan recently gave a full-throated defense of unions—and laid out the case for a new kind of labor movement in the United States.

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