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  ​The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world.  About half of federal inmates are incarcerated on drug offenses. And many of them are serving mandatory minimum sentences that were created during America’s war on drugs. In a recent memo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said in March that there was “too much of a tolerance for drug use,” called for prosecutors to charge offenders with the “most serious, readily provable offense,” deviating only in special circumstances and with the approval of a U.S. attorney general or assistant attorney general. This is not just an effort to...

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No, this isn’t about some real estate lawsuit or even the cost of securing Trump Tower. This is about reparations for the Trump Slump, which is what some industry experts are calling his negative impact on U.S. tourism.  Between his travel ban, his electronics ban on certain Middle Eastern carriers and a stricter visa application process—which even scrutinizes the social media history of some U.S.-bound travelers—and his rhetoric on Twitter, Trump has made the U.S. a very unwelcoming place for international travelers.  And it’s costing us.  In early March travel analysts at Forward Keys (which tracks 16 million airline bookings...

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