Video Chat Juries and the Future of Criminal Justice

Video Chat Juries and the Future of Criminal Justice

Here’s a future scenario. Soon after you get your jury summons in the mail, you receive a SurveyMonkey link. Under oath—a checkbox and e-signature sufficed—you answer several questions not just about your personal background but also your WiFi connectivity. Do you...
The Politics of Counting Things Is About to Explode

The Politics of Counting Things Is About to Explode

“There’s nothing from the CDC that I can trust,” snapped US coronavirus task-force leader Deborah Birx at a White House meeting earlier this month. According to news reports, Birx was frustrated at the agency’s tally of coronavirus deaths, as she and...
The Flimsy Veneer of Gigantic Advertisements

The Flimsy Veneer of Gigantic Advertisements

Times Square wouldn’t be Times Square without all the flashy billboards and blinking signage, but if you’re the type who’d rather see it without them, you’re not alone. Photographer Theo Derksen is also peeved by commercial displays and how they’ve overrun the...
Let’s Rebuild the Broken Meat Industry—Without Animals

Let’s Rebuild the Broken Meat Industry—Without Animals

Our debts have now come due. The last thing taxpayers should do is bail out an industry that hurts animals, workers, consumers, the environment, and public health. But we don’t need to scrap the whole system and start again. The Achilles heel of factory farming is...