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The Invisible Asylum

The story of American deinstitutionalization has become familiar. In a long arc—from President Kennedy’s Community Mental Health Act of 1963 to the present—federal and state governments dismantled mental asylums and released the psychiatrically disturbed into the world. Read More ›
Bill Walton

The Bill Walton Show: Silver Linings

As we wrap up one of the most chaotic years in modern memory, members of the BWS team gather virtually to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on our lives. What will the future hold when it comes to masks? The economy? Life in general? While 2020 is one most of us would like to forget, we manage to find several “silver linings” heading into 2021. Read More ›
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Chris Rufo Discusses Seattle’s Push to Close City’s Largest Jail with Tucker Carlson

Seattle and King County are moving to cut the police department in half and permanently close the region's largest jail. Last night, I sat down with Tucker Carlson to explain this radical escalation in "abolishing the police"—and the chaos it will leave its in wake. Read More ›