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US Marine

How governments, NGOs, and conservative think tanks turned the language of human rights on its head.

In the marriage-equality and Obamacare rulings, the justices respected the will of the people—and our Constitution. 

The Oklahoma State Penitentiary execution chamber

Both Justices Breyer and Ginsburg indicated that they view the death penalty as unconstitutional. Could three more justices agree with them in the near future?

Beyond legalizing same-sex marriage, Justice Kennedy’s opinion made profound arguments about liberty under the Constitution and advanced a novel jurisprudence of dignity.

Health Now

Three things we need right now if the Affordable Care Act is going to create a functioning and equitable healthcare system.

Willacy County Correctional Center

And how our rush to lock up immigrants has overwhelmed the federal prison system.

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri

When toddler killings outpace terror killings in the United States, the biggest problem is not jihad.

Broken Windows

After a year of tragedies, framed by the deaths of Eric Garner and Kalief Browder, it’s time for our leaders to discard this racist and immoral idea.

Blogs

Out in the Night tells the story of the New Jersey Four, women who faced felony charges after defending themselves against an attacker.

June 30, 2015

Kennedy’s gay marriage ruling may have been schmaltzy, but such sentimentality about marriage enabled today’s triumph.

June 26, 2015

And the GOP presidential contenders are leading the charge.

June 26, 2015

Guns aren't a problem in this country! Also there's no global warming.

June 19, 2015

The issue isn't police misconduct—the issue is rap music and baggy pants!

June 16, 2015

Celebrate the great charter of liberty by amending the US Constitution on behalf of democracy.

June 15, 2015

The leading crusader behind the myth of voter fraud now has the power to prosecute bogus fraud cases.

June 11, 2015

Senators John McCain and Dianne Feinstein have introduced a measure to prevent the CIA from evading the bans on torture that are already law. 

June 10, 2015

The anti-abortion movement claims that no one wants to see the law come down on women who end their pregnancies, but it’s already happening.

June 10, 2015