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Hillary Clinton

Clinton is using Edward Snowden as a punching bag to shore up her hawkish bona fides. 

Supreme court

The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

Juries have the right to judge the law as well as the defendant.

Cell phone taking a picture of President Obama

In ruling that police may not search cellphones without a warrant, the Court brought the Fourth Amendment into the twenty-first century.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

There’s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito’s ruling.

Abortion Clinic Protest

The court’s decision to invalidate the abortion clinic buffer zone limits the privacy women require as participants in a democracy.

Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line.

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Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis.

Prison

Jails have become the frontline for health problems that plague underserved communities in America. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.

Blogs

To truly end the NSA's out-of-control surveillance and abuse of power, we need real reform.

February 10, 2014

It’s worth recalling that on the issue of immigration, as on much else, there is little new under the sun.

February 8, 2014

A federal ruling reveals a wrongly checked box landed Rahinah Ibrahim on the TSA's no-fly list.

February 7, 2014

Human Rights Watch finds that private probation companies are fostering a new form of debtors’ prisons.

February 6, 2014

Industrial rock band Skinny Puppy doesn't want its music to be used "as a weapon."

February 5, 2014

The Republican in charge of the House Intelligence Committee says journalists should be prosecuted for reports based on Edward Snowden’s leaks.

February 4, 2014

The Stand Your Ground defense is being used to justify another senseless murder. 

February 4, 2014

Despite increased security programs, school shootings persist.

February 3, 2014

One plaintiff also alleges that an officer charged her with drug possession on planted heroin.

January 31, 2014

Lethal injection drug shortages have lawmakers scrambling for alternative execution methods.

January 30, 2014