The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.
The NCAA slammed Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal Monday with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all the school’s victories from 1998-2011, knocking Joe Paterno from his spot as major college football’s winningest coach.
Washington Post politics reporter Chris Cillizza says though the Colorado shootings will reignite the debate over gun control, they probably won’t change it much.
Times-Picayune Journalist Mark Schleifstein was called the “prophet of Katrina’s wrath” for his pre-storm prediction of New Orleans’ vulnerability to flooding. When recent staff cuts were made, he decided to stay at the paper.
The mayor of once-gritty Somerville, Massachusetts gives us a progress report on an anti-obesity initiative that’s seen the creation of new parks, playgrounds, gardens and bike lanes.
“Maybe it’s worth having a discussion about an entertainment culture that excels at selling violent power fantasies to people who feel powerless,” the Boston Globe’s Ty Burr writes.
From The Foreign Exchange to Jim Misch.