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    After Words with Heather Mac Donald

    Heather Mac Donald talked about her book The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe, in which she looks at policing in America. She was interviewed by…

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    The War on Cops

    Heather MacDonald talked about her new book, The War on Cops, in which she attributes the recent spike in violent crimes in several major U.S. cities to the “Ferguson effect.” The term “Ferguson…

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    Influence of the Reconstruction Amendments

    Historians and legal scholars discuss the influence of the 13th and 14th Amendments on modern American society. These were ratified during the Reconstruction era and dealt with rights for freed…

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    Civil Rights and Policing Practices

    Advocates, law enforcement, and Justice Department officials testified on the federal government’s role in local policing practices and their impact on the ground.

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    Community Policing after Ferguson

    Heather Mac Donald talked by video from Toledo, Ohio, about law enforcement policy changes since recent police shootings and subsequent unrest that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, and other…

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    Sentencing Laws and the Prison System

    Justice Department officials and advocates testified at a hearing on legislation aimed at changing mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug offenders. Witnesses included Deputy…

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    Prospects for Black America, Reducing Crime

    Panelists talked about reducing crime in black communities. Topics included incarceration rates, the legalization of drugs, and the breakdown of the family. “Reducing Crime Rates in the Black Community” was…

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Contributors to the report, 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity, talked about social and economic factors that contribute to an individual’s ability to harness social and economic opportunities in…

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    ACLU in American Life

    Panelists discussed many of the issues on which national debate has been promoted by litigation and public education from the American Civil Liberties Union. Topics included national security issues of…

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    Ethnic Disparities and Family Structure

    Scholars and advocates talked about the relationship between discrimination and family structures in the U.S. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    After Words with Gary Rivlin

    From Book Expo America, author Gary Rivlin discussed his new book about the poverty industry and the wealth he says is accumulated by taking advantage of the poor in ways that are often…

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    Arizona Immigration Law, State Officials

    Officials and representatives of advocacy groups spoke about Arizona’s immigration law, potential challenges to the law, and enforcement measures contemplated by state officials. They also…

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    Can the American Mind Be Opened?

    “Can the American Mind be Opened?” was a panel of the Manhattan Institute/New Criterion conference held at the Princeton Club celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the release of Allan Bloom’s The…

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    The Immigration Solution

    Steven Malanga, Heather Mac Donald, and Victor Davis Hanson talked about their book The Immigration Solution: A Better Plan Than Today’s, published by Ivan R.Dee. In the book each author explores…

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    Treatment of U.S. Held Detainees

    Ms. MacDonald and Mr. Edgar talked about the alleged abuse of detainees by American interrogators and what steps need to be taken to standardize interrogation techniques that do not violate…

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    Patriot Act Reauthorization

    Ms. Mac Donald discussed her upcoming testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the re-authorization of the USA Patriot Act. She responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic…

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    Geneva Convention on Torture

    Ms. MacDonald spoke via uplink from Irvine, California about the use of torture on prisoners of war and the Geneva Convention as discussed at the previous day’s nomination hearing of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney…

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    Are Cops Racist?

    Ms. MacDonald talked about her book Are Cops Racist?: How the War Against the Police Harms Black Americans, published by Ivan R. Dee. Ms. MacDonald challenged the idea that police routinely…

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    Are Cops Racist?

    Heather MacDonald talked about her book Are Cops Racist?: How the War Against the Police Harms Black Americans, published by Ivan R. Dee. Ms. MacDonald challenged the idea that police…

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    Bad Ideas Have Bad Consequences

    Ms. MacDonald and Ms. Satel discussed their recent books about the real-world consequences of what they term bad ideas. Ms. MacDonald is the author of The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our…

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