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Hoover Digest by topic: Law Enforcement

April 21, 2014

Bringing the NSA in from the Cold

Americans need to be convinced the secret agency is working for their good—and that any privacy trade-offs are worth it.

April 26, 2013

Scalia on Scalia

August 13, 2012

Crime Fighter without a Cape

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August 13, 2012

A Teacher of Character

James Q. Wilson accepting the Bradley Prize in 2007
Image credit: WENN/Carrie Devorah

James Q. Wilson was a modest man of outsize achievements—a professor and a lifelong student of human nature. By Harvey C. Mansfield.

April 6, 2012

The Next Ten Years

Army Sergeant 1st Class Dominic MacDonald
Image credit: © Philadelphia Inquirer/Peter Tobia

Regardless of its standing in earlier years, Guantánamo now represents a model of due process in the war on terror. By Benjamin Wittes.

April 6, 2012

Secure Solution

Guantánamo Bay Naval Station
Image credit: ©UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

The offshore detention facility is safe, humane—and indispensable. By Edwin Meese III.

April 6, 2012

Are Too Many People in Prison?

Putting lawbreakers behind bars is one way to cut crime, but it’s hardly the only way. Why we need to consider a different approach. By Gary S. Becker.

January 23, 2012

A Radical Idea

YouTube Countdown to Paradise
Image credit: Taylor Jones

What if we could make terrorism uncool? By Jessica Stern.

October 12, 2011

Eyes on Spies

Wanted posters
Image credit: U.S.A.F./Staff Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo

The 9/11 attacks were the clearest possible call for effective national intelligence. Why are we still waiting? By Amy B. Zegart.