This year nearly 700,000 inmates in US prisons will be granted their freedom. And in a rare act of bipartisanship, a new law provides millions to rehabilitate them.
Bush has made history by being the first American President to use his veto power to preserve torture.
The government's case against Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh is closed. But did the US government learn anything about its wayward two-decade prosecution of Palestinian activists?
Going on the offensive has only made us more vulnerable.
If it had followed the rule of law from the outset, the Bush Administration could have brought many terrorists to justice by now.
It's now up to the Supreme Court or the Democratic Congress to overturn the Military Commissions Act and restore our right to habeas corpus.
Bush's about-face on warrantless surveillance demonstrates what a difference a Democratic majority makes.
Modesty is a virtue, but rather than telling the courts to
practice restraint, the Bush Administration should rein in its own
abuses of power.
What's more important to Congress: America's standing in the world and
the rule of law, or partisan advantage in the midterm elections?
The Bush Administration's illegitimate use of renditions,
disappearances, torture and an illegal war has fostered the growth of a
loose-knit global band of fanatics willing to do unspeakable violence