A lawsuit filed last year by West Virginia’s Republican attorney general Patrick Morrissey has resulted in a new Trump administration directive to evaluate the opioid production quota system, which Morrissey says is “responsible for many deaths across the country.”
In 2011’s The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard’s Steven Pinker painstakingly documented the fact that violence has declined over the course of human history and explored the reasons why. The book, like most of Pinker’s prior work, was stunningly well-argued and an indispensable treatment of its subject.
America’s most-incarcerated state is taking steps to cut its imprisonment rates, and while a recent mass release of prisoners has provoked controversy, Louisiana state officials remain positive about their role as a model for the nation’s move towards sentencing reform.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A man fatally shot himself in the head along the north fence of the White House on Saturday, the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement.