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The Changing Relationship Between Ex-Criminals and Their Parole Officers

Rather than acting as former offenders' enemies, parole and probation officers are now working to be their mentors. Can it reduce recidivism?

Medicaid Has Great Responsibility Without Great Power

Since its inception 50 years ago, Medicaid has become one of the nation's biggest government programs. But most states don't treat it as such.

Nevada Shines Light Onto America's Future

Rocked by heavy immigration and demographic change, Nevada must retool its government to cope with the new reality. It’s a sign of things to come in the rest of the country.

Should Politicians Have to Live Where They Work?

Texas forces many elected officials to live in the state's capital city. Voters will decide in November whether to repeal that rule.

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