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This essay, from the October 1, 1874, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on the politics of the Justice Department, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

The war-ravaged, opium-dependent country lives in fear of a new drug war.

Click here for info on how you can help oppose Gonzales's nomination.

Is there bipartisan Congressional support for torture?

How can we let this evil persist?

A child therapist is jailed after the law decides he took the wrong pictures.

Few spectacles in journalism in the mid-1990s were more disgusting than the slagging of Gary Webb in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.

Did anyone in the Bush White House cast an uneasy eye over the new indictment of Gen. Augusto Pinochet?

NYC's media have been looking into allegations of far more consequential transgressions.

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The way we use the police in this country is inherently discriminatory. 

October 31, 2014

The murder of students in Guerrero is raising questions once again about the complicity of law enforcement and public officials in Mexico's drug wars.

October 24, 2014

Local reports say a male shooter opened fire near Marysville-Pilchuck High.

October 24, 2014

People in law enforcement need to re-evaluate their responsibilities.

October 23, 2014

With political groups increasingly eager to buy seats on state-level benches, judges are forced to act more like politicians.

October 23, 2014

Too many questions remain about the death of Latandra Ellington.

October 23, 2014

Police interactions have gone viral, but will that stop the brutality?

October 16, 2014

More than sixty days after the killing of Michael Brown, Ferguson October is building momentum against police violence.

October 14, 2014

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe on his documentary.  

October 14, 2014

The state of California has adopted a new framework of consent for colleges and universities which will have widespread implications for prosecuting sexual assault.

October 14, 2014