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The Supreme Court's medical marijuana decision was a major setback for common sense.

The detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib were both a
continuation and a divergence from historical prison practices.

Senior government officials can be held responsible for the horrors at Abu Ghraib.

Because of spotty enforcement, white-collar criminals are far more likely to get away with their crimes than poor folks.

Recently it seems discussion on culture goes well beyond careless epithet and into a land with no common ground.

The media has ignored prisoner deaths
suffered at American hands.

The United States should respect international human rights
standards within its own borders.

In its campaign against Newsweek, the Bush Administration seeks to undermine already faltering public confidence.

Opposing US-sanctioned torture is today's great task.

The story of Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun illustrates the value of a truly independent judiciary.

Blogs

A review of the Obama administration's deportation practices reveals flagrant disregard for the law, and even human life.

December 17, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants his office to be able to prosecute cases in which police officers kill unarmed citizens.

December 16, 2014

Obama should honor the people who tried to stop the torture regime.

December 15, 2014

The region’s transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the United States would be wise to heed: “Never again.”

December 12, 2014

Yoo’s “torture memo“ was part of a Bush administration conspiracy to violate the federal torture act.

December 12, 2014

Congress’s spending bill overrides Washington’s vote to legalize marijuana and thwarts the will of the people.

December 11, 2014

As the host of MSNBC show Politics Nation, Al Sharpton is the target of some perfectly valid scrutiny of his potentially conflicting roles of activist and cable news anchor.

December 10, 2014

Protests on the NYU campus in the wake of the Eric Garner non-indictment spark debates on social media about race and privilege.

December 10, 2014

Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act actually prevent employers from firing their workers for being pregnant? The Supreme Court will soon decide.

December 10, 2014

At a Senate hearing, Kirsten Gillibrand says that “survivors have lost trust in law enforcement”—but can they trust their colleges either?

December 10, 2014