Let Sikh Americans Serve in the U.S. Military
Simran Jeet Singh, On Faith
Why we should repeal the ban against turbaned Sikhs in the Armed Forces.
The table above helps to put America’s ridiculously large $17 trillion economy (GDP in 2013) into perspective by comparing America’s largest 20 metro economies in 2013 based on data released today by the BEA) to the economies of entire countries with similar GDPs in 2013.
Report Finds Slight Growth in Population of Inmates
Erick Eckholm, New York Times
Breaking three consecutive years of decline, the number of people in state and federal prisons climbed slightly in 2013, according to a report released Tuesday, a sign that deeper changes in sentencing practices will be necessary if the country’s enormous prison population is to be significantly reduced.
Women religious fight human trafficking
Michael O’Loughlin, Crux
They traverse an “underground railroad” system as they make their escape from their captors. They stay in safe houses, scattered across the country to hide and protect them.