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Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson’s trial for HIV exposure was a “perfect storm” of homophobia, racism and the criminalization of black bodies.

Encryption is a better safeguard of our civil liberties than the law.

Predictive policing is just another form of supply-chain efficiency.

Welcome to the new Wild West of data collection without regulation.

How workplace surveillance has become a menace to health and safety.

Conservatives explore cutting benefits behind a high-tech facade.

Marriage equality supporters in Ireland

Defying conventional wisdom, the huge win by the Yes Equality campaign involved young and old, rural and urban, Catholic and non-Catholic voters.

Enough of the doom and gloom! Here are a few big ideas for a digital revolution that enriches us all—not just the wealthy.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

The state of New Jersey has saved millions of dollars by relying on prison labor to refurbish furniture in the governor’s office.

Blogs

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP. 

May 28, 2015

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

Her remarks ticked off a checklist of things activists have been fighting for, suggesting that she’s heard warnings that Latino support for Democrats cannot be taken for granted.

May 6, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015