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As I write, several days before the election, Congress's last-minute effort to enact the 9/11 Commission's recommendations appears to have stalled, largely because of disagreement over the scope

This election is a referendum on William
Rehnquist's Supreme Court.

The US troop presence is doubled--as Colombia's civil movement says no to more war.

Unlike news reports, theater isn't expected to stick to the facts. By nature, the form is duplicitous, built on a sandy foundation of make-believe and pretense.

In November, California voters will have their first
chance in a decade to reform the state's "three strikes and you're
out" law, which has imposed cruel life sentences on thousands for
rel

Thanks to damage caps and other measures, victims are often unable to sue.

Democrats haven't made much of what would happen to the courts should Bush win a second term.

In The Nation's October 9, 2000, special report on the Supreme Court, Tom Wicker wrote, "No issue is more vital...repeat, no issue is more important than the makeup of the next Supr

Now that a summerlong Homeland Security crackdown along the Arizona border is concluding, the results are in and they spell lethal failure.

This article is adapted from Sifry and Watzman's just-published Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day.

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Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teenager, in 2012 during a dispute over loud music. He was found guilty on three charges of attempted murder.

February 15, 2014

A little wonkish background on the arrest and release of Brooklyn pastor Orlando Findlayter.

February 14, 2014

They are using their fame, however sudden and unexpected, to champion prison reform in Russia, the United States and around the world.

February 11, 2014

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