Effective Compassion
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Border disorder

Compassion | Making sense of the U.S. response to migrant caravans
by Rob Holmes
Posted 11/21/18, 04:48 pm

Inbound traffic stood still between Mexico and the United States as Customs and Border Protection shut down the Tijuana–San Ysidro border crossing Monday.

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Medicaid-ing red states

Compassion | Midterm results show conservatives softening toward Obamacare
by Charissa Koh
Posted 11/14/18, 03:34 pm

In last week’s midterm elections, three more red states voted to expand Medicaid, demonstrating that Americans are making their peace with meager healthcare.

When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, Republicans protested the cost and the retreat from free market principles. But as years passed and no viable alternatives appeared, more became willing to accept federal funding that will swell the ranks of Medicaid recipients.

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Protecting prisoners from sexual assault

Compassion | Skyrocketing reports of prison rape point to the need for greater accountability
by Rob Holmes
Posted 10/24/18, 04:33 pm

Since new rules went into effect to make prisons safer for prisoners, reports of sexual assault behind bars have increased 180 percent, according to a recent report by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. The numbers point to increased reporting of prison rapes—a positive sign—but concerns remain about how corrections officials handle the growing number of abuse allegations.

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