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The Justice Department recently announced its intention to reopen the Emmett Till case.

The Bush Administration has not made it easy on its supporters. David Brooks now admits that he was gripped with a "childish fantasy" about Iraq.

The Abu Ghraib prison scandal now implicates the highest levels of the Bush Administration in violating federal law and in war crimes.

So there were WMDs in Iraq after all. They're called digital cameras.
Partly because of them, the United States faces one of the most
humiliating defeats in imperial history.

We're told that the few rotten apples
Who brought on this sordid affair'll
Be punished. But what if those apples
Are right at the top of the barrel?

As of this writing, seven in ten Americans want Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld to remain at his post, a vote of confidence that exceeds that
even for the President himself.

On April 28 the subject of torture was discussed in oral arguments
before the Supreme Court.

Even before the Congressional hearings on the criminal abuse of Iraqi
detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, Colin Powell brought up My Lai, the
Vietnamese village where, in 1968, American troops slau

"The unthinkable is becoming thinkable," neoconservative pundit Robert
Kagan despaired recently in the Washington Post.

Blogs

A dozen people were arrested today protesting the Obama administration’s continued detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants.

May 29, 2013

The military’s dismal record on sexual assault shows it just isn’t taking the problem seriously.

May 29, 2013

Workers are on strike in Massachusetts, the Bay Area and Miami, and plan to strike at least until June 7.

May 28, 2013

This isn’t the first time the IRS has been accused of tareting political opponents—and it hasn’t always been right-wing groups who have drawn its scrutiny.

May 25, 2013

Good Jobs Nation says that ten strikers from the Ronald Reagan Building food court were initially told they couldn’t come back to work.

May 23, 2013

After three trials, Memphis prisoner Timothy McKinney won his freedom by pleading guilty to a crime he never did. 

May 22, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee moves the immigration bill to full debate—without LGBT inclusion.

May 22, 2013

The hip-hop artist tackles the controversial NYPD policy.

May 21, 2013

A high court’s preliminary ruling indicates there is not rational basis for Governor Jan Brewer’s attempt to deny driver’s licenses for certain immigrants.

May 17, 2013

'A Punk Prayer' distills the group's protest and trial into a parable on Vladimir Putin's free speech crackdown.

May 14, 2013