Mini Poll 10.15.14

The Criminal Justice System


Crime is down. Prison populations are up.

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This week, the East-West Gateway Council of Governments released a report on racial disparity, titled "Where We Stand." The findings were troubling: Compared to many other Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the St.

09.18.14
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There are 79 official neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis. They range in appearance and texture from “gritty, industrial” to “manicured, sub-divisional.” They are loud and quiet; compact and extended. Some neighborhoods

09.11.14
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Every day, we make thousands of decisions.(According to researchers at Cornell University, we average 226.7 decisions a day just about food.)

09.04.14
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We are a nation of laws. Lots and lots of them. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, US states and territories passed more than 40,000 bills and resolutions in 2011 (the last year for which we could find data) – and the Federal

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08.21.14
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For an indeterminate number of people, the Internet is the universe. For most of the rest of us, it is a very important world.

08.14.14
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Gallup, one of the world’s most influential survey firms, has coined the phrase "the hope divide. "That’s the difference they’ve discovered in how adults and young people view the future. The vast majority of youth believe that the

08.07.14
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Over the past few years, miles of new bike paths, bike lanes, and bike signage have been added throughout the City. Many (most!) City residents live within a short walk — or an easy bike ride — of a park, a store, a church, and a bar.

07.30.14
07.30.14

Over the past couple of months, tens of thousands of children from Central American countries have arrived at the United States border with Mexico.

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