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Enough of the doom and gloom! Here are a few big ideas for a digital revolution that enriches us all—not just the wealthy.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

The state of New Jersey has saved millions of dollars by relying on prison labor to refurbish furniture in the governor’s office.

(Jane Flavell Collins via AP)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by a federal jury in a state that firmly repudiates capital punishment.

Tsarnaev Courtroom

Let’s fight for the right to make horrible mistakes, but remain in the realm of the living.

Baltimore

The right to a lawyer is a key protection against unjust prison sentences, but public defenders are overwhelmed and under-resourced.

Clinton immigration

Hilary Clinton’s evolution on immigration reform is a testament to the youthful movement that erupted during the Obama era.

Snowden

An appeals court declares the NSA’s data grab illegal. 

Sterling conviction

It’s a warning shot—not only against whistleblowing but against basic communication with journalists by government employees.

Valerie Bell

As a mother, I feel that it is my responsibility to support others whose children have fallen victim to police violence, and to be a voice for my son Sean Bell.

Gary Younge

Gary Younge pokes some major holes in America’s faith in “eternal progress,” then lays out next steps for racial justice with M Adams, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, and Mandela Barnes.

Blogs

It is worth pausing to consider how far things have moved since the Snowden revelations.

June 2, 2015

The Wisconsin governor positions himself as the exact opposite of Rand Paul—and privacy advocates in both parties.

June 1, 2015

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP. 

May 28, 2015

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

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