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Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government, wrote an op-ed for USNews on December 16 dismissing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's justificatory comments regarding torture.

Erin Kearns, PhD student in justice, law, and criminology, was on CNN on December 10 to discuss the recent Senate torture report released this week.

Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal on December 10 breaking down the levels of confidence in police among different races and urban communities.

Research from the department of public administration and policy's Taryn Morrissey, Alison Jacknowitz, and Katie Vinopal was cited by The Washington Post on December 9 for an article arguing why you should shop for produce at ethnic markets.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was mentioned in a "Financial Buzz" article about one remaining piece of decorum in Washington, DC society—don't intrude upon the social life of the president's children.

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Kristina Bell and William K. Reilly Carlos Vera with friends at the White House.
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Director of the American Communities Project Dante Chinni explores changes in the fault lines of the United States using a massive data library and a breakdown of communities to understand where the U.S. is going at the local level.

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