New(ish) Work

As of early 2016, I’m pushing on several long term projects. In the meantime, here is my latest journalism:

Down With Algebra II? – Slate
It drives dropout rates and is mostly useless in real life. Andrew Hacker has a plan for getting rid of it.

Good Intentions – The New Republic
Bill Gates is out to change the world. Will he make money doing it?

Why It’s Hard to be a Poor Boy with Richer Neighbors – The Marshall Project
It can lead to arrest. What does new research mean for schools, housing, and police?

Do Long Prison Sentences Curb Gun Violence? - The Marshall Project
Not really. But politicians love them because they are NRA-approved.

Why Is America So Uncaring? – Slate
A new book, Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Unfinished Business, is optimistic about work-life balance. Looking at history, I’m not so sure.