This May Be the Year Crime Finally Stops Being a Wedge Issue

For decades, politicians have accused each other of being soft on crime. But now there’s a groundswell for criminal-justice reform.

When Newt Gingrich's GOP Revolution took over Congress in 1994, it was politically effective to warn of the "growing threat of crime in America." Now he's working with liberals on prison reform and other criminal-justice issues.
Chet Susslin for National Journal
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