Public Safety & Justice

America's Sue-Happy State AG

Oklahoma’s Republican attorney general sues the federal government -- and even other states -- every chance he can get. Will his legal battles change the future of American politics?

Treating the Infectious Disease of Violent Crime

With homicides surging in some big cities, it's tempting to go back to locking up more people. But there's a better way.

Shouldn’t We Have Community Policing Czars?

We need to institutionalize improvements in the ways police interact with their communities.

Where Police Don't Mirror Communities and Why It Matters

Minorities are underrepresented in nearly every large law enforcement agency in America. Some police agencies are now looking to change that.

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