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The Minutemen have been transformed from an extremist "citizen border
patrol" to part of the neocon establishment. Has their leader sold out,
or bought in?

American history is marked by waves of immigrants--from Germans in the
eighteenth century to Mexicans in the twenty-first--and by nativist
backlashes against them.

Welcome to Nashville, Tennessee, the unlikely symbol of the biggest
American immigrant resettlement since the Industrial Revolution.
It's also the white-hot nexus of the new American nativism.

The nation must address the working-class anxieties underlying the anti-Hispanic sentiments now rising in Middle America--and Congress must pass an enlightened immigration bill that is
both sensible and humane.

As the Bush Administration continues to exercise an inordinate amount of
power, will the Supreme Court's Hamdan v. Rumsfeld ruling become
a guidepost for future government or a last lonely relic of a proud
lost era?

Citizens, lawyers and constitutional scholars of all political stripes
have reason to be concerned about President Bush's use of "signing
statements," which assert his right to ignore a law and threaten the
central tenet of America's system of constrained government.

By casting the decisive vote in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and other
contentious disputes, Justice Anthony Kennedy plays a crucial role in a
Supreme Court that may soon veer off in an extreme rightward direction.

By blindly accepting Bush's expansion of state secrets claims, the
courts are allowing the executive branch to operate above the law,
putting the core principles of our democracy at risk.

The Supreme Court's Hamdan v. Rumsfeld decision is to Bush what the Pentagon Papers were to Nixon: a devastating rebuke of a President who thought he had a blank check and a clear affirmation of human rights and the rule of law.

This summer marks a grim anniversary of a Supreme Court decision to
affirm the death penalty and create a bureaucratic killing machine that
puts American justice at odds with the Constitution's underlying
values.

Blogs

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

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