By Hon. LEE H. HAMILTON
One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other. The attacks were preventable with shared information.
Ferguson, Obama and Rand Paul:
Demilitarize the Police and Politics
By Hon. RICHARD BRODSKY
Cops have a difficult, sometimes impossible, job. It's tough enough when we ask them to handle crimes, the day-to-day lawbreaking that threatens all of us, and particularly those in low-income neighborhoods. When we ask them to be agents of social policy, problems emerge.
A Strategic Political Argument for the Minimum Wage
By Prof. OREN M. LEVIN-WALDMANThe minimum wage has long been thought of as an issue that only affects the low-wage labor market, i.e. the working poor. Broader construction of the minimum wage population, however, shows that not to be the case.
Putnam County Clerk’s Office to Mail Opt-Out Forms to Permit Holders
The Putnam County Clerk’s Office wants to make sure every pistol permit holder who wants to remit an “Opt- Out” form which keeps their personal information confidential has the opportunity to do so.