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Trump Calls for Death Penalty for Mass Shooters

In a televised statement Monday, the president called the mass shootings in El Paso, Tx., and Dayton, Ohio “a crime against all of humanity” and signaled he will ask for legislation making “hate crimes” and “mass murders” subject to the death penalty. Critics, noting he offered no new proposals regarding gun control, called his remarks “empty promises.”

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The Real Lessons of Bernie Madoff’s Crimes

The jailed Wall Street financier has been a poster symbol for the corruption and fraud that many believe led to the 2008 financial meltdown. But a new book by sociologist Colleen Eren argues that the real problem is the economic culture that allowed him to flourish.