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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

Two Guatemalan immigrants apparently commited suicide just two days apart at an Arizona detention center. Some are wondering if their deaths were hate crimes.

May 9, 2013

Meanwhile, Republicans oppose green cards for same-sex couples.

May 8, 2013

The former Black Panther has become the first woman placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list and reminds us that the struggle for freedom is far from over. 

May 7, 2013

The state’s recent legislation turns its gun-buyback program into a recycling initiative and underscores the necessity for federal action. 

May 2, 2013

An aggressive, racially charged stop-and-frisk captured on audio helped raise the debate about the police tactic.

May 2, 2013

We can’t let our discomfort with teen sex trump young people’s right to reproductive health.

May 1, 2013

The interactive La Ruta dramatizes an experience that many immigrants know too well—and senators could learn from.

April 30, 2013

The New York Times columnist chastises President Obama for his failure to deal with other pols, ignoring the huge flaws of a system based on silent filibusters and fundraisers.

April 25, 2013

After Boston, are the Senate Judiciary Hearings on immigration actually helping us get closer to reform?

April 25, 2013

In the wake of 9/11 and Boston, is it even possible to imagine a movie that makes civil liberties an integral part of its dramatic arc?

April 23, 2013