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The MacArthur Foundation’s $75 million pledge shows that political momentum is clearly on the side of reform.

Federal agent in San Diego

Washington’s ‘assassination policy’ has been very effective... at increasing drug trafficking and promoting terrorism.

The death of Freddie Gray in police custody has sparked outrage over the conduct of the Baltimore Police Department.

Since age 12, Cadeem Gibbs has struggled to reconcile his desire to learn with his incarceration.

Stanley Wrice

Local advocates are poised to win a campaign for justice that’s broader than individual civil suits can offer.

Caravana43 will visit more than 40 US cities this spring to spread the call for justice—and against US funding of the drug war.

LGBT rights march

A win for LGBT advocates would be historic, but uncertainty over religious exemptions and the status of domestic partnerships and civil unions remains.

Hobby Lobby

How the reckless Hobby Lobby decision has excited the imagination of the right wing.

The NSA is monitoring almost all of our international communications. This is a fundamental violation of First and Fourth Amendment rights.

California prisoners

Reform advocates are making a compelling case for policies that take aim at mass incarceration.

Blogs

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

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015

What change will a “peaceful” protest spark if a “peaceful” protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015

Longtime voters are being turned away from the polls by Texas’ voter-ID law

April 27, 2015

The devastating migrant boat wreck in the Mediterranean reveals the failure of the EU's refugee policy.  

April 24, 2015

The Justice Department’s quest to prosecute Barry Bonds is a shameful stain in their history. Now put him in the Hall of Fame.

April 23, 2015