Author: Jerrod A. Laber

What I Hope to See in Netflix’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

Living in the Washington, D.C., suburbs as someone born, raised and educated in Appalachia, while also working in what Brookings Institution’s Senior Fellow Jonathan Rauch calls the “knowledge industry,” I often feel out of place. This has been exacerbated in the era of President Trump, as all eyes suddenly turned […]

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Prosecutors Unearthed This Catholic Abuse Case — How Many Other Scandals Stay Buried?

It’s been a tough month for American Catholics. Court documents released in mid-August revealed more than 1,000 allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania over the last seven decades. Given the length of time that has passed, new criminal charges are unlikely for most of […]

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