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President Obama

According to a recently declassified Justice Department white paper, the president can serve as judge, jury and executioner.

Migrant Children

The 52,000 unaccompanied children who have shown up at the border are fleeing gang violence and have valid claims to asylum.

Citibank

The collapse of the housing market cost Americans $16 trillion. But the banks that caused it are getting away with a slap on the wrist.

Border Patrol

Thanks to the militarization and expansion of the “border” region, 197 million Americans now live within the jurisdiction of US Customs and Border Patrol.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

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.

Blogs

 Intended to protect journalists who are compelled to reveal confidential information, the "Free Flow of Information Act" may not shield the reporters who need it most. 

September 13, 2013

The NYPD’s extensive monitoring of Arab and South Asian sports events has put a big question mark over the reasoning behind the department’s own sponsored leagues.

September 10, 2013

At its quadrennial convention, the nation’s top labor federation pledged to combat mass incarceration.

September 10, 2013

The outgoing mayor called a Democratic candidate’s campaign racist. Here’s why he’s wrong. 

September 9, 2013

Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn sues activist for libel.

September 2, 2013

An Australian war reporter discovers the crisis of radiation sickness that the US was trying to censor. 

September 2, 2013

How would the NSA and the surveillance state fare on “Parallel Earth”?

August 27, 2013

A partial account of what was in the WikiLeaks leaks. 

August 23, 2013

In a statement released yesterday, Manning made it clear that she rooted her actions in the long struggle for racial justice—something many have overlooked in discussing her case.

August 22, 2013