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Why won't they just admit they blew it? It is long past time for the President and his national security team to concede that before the Sept.

In the desert steppe of northwestern Uzbekistan, great dust storms lift toxic pesticides into the air, and a powdery, desiccated brine known as the "dry tears of the Aral Sea" contaminates the so

Our nation's two-decade spree of building prisons and sentencing even nonviolent criminals to long spells inside them has produced a staggering number of incarcerated people in America--more than

Thanks to the US-led drug war, AIDS is exploding among injection drug users.

Just a few months before this summer's Republican National Convention in New York, the last three protesters to go to trial on charges stemming from the GOP convention in Philadelphia in 2000 wer

On the eve of mass protests, police tell tales that turn out not to be true.

To arms, freethinkers! Religious zealots have hijacked your government!

After weeks of critical editorials, embarrassing cartoons and late-night talk-show jokes, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia issued a twenty-one-page memorandum on March 18 to explain why his J

Thirteen-year-old Idalmin Santana has a ready smile and long braids. She lives with a foster family in Jamaica, Queens, because her parents are in prison.

Blogs

After Boston, are the Senate Judiciary Hearings on immigration actually helping us get closer to reform?

April 25, 2013

In the wake of 9/11 and Boston, is it even possible to imagine a movie that makes civil liberties an integral part of its dramatic arc?

April 23, 2013

The way communities of color respond to the logic of antiterrorism can make us part of the problem—or the solution.

April 22, 2013

There ought to be a response to violence besides callous indifference and total social warfare.

April 21, 2013

The defeat of President Obama’s gun-control package indicates that lessons from history have been insufficiently learned.

April 20, 2013

In West Virginia, one high school student is standing up for her right to hear the truth—the whole truth—about sexual health.

April 19, 2013

 The Senate's rejection of universal background checks should be the start of a popular movement to hold our leaders accountable.

April 18, 2013

As the military finally tackles its sexual assault problem, our society as a whole needs to do the same.

April 18, 2013

A proposal backed by 90 percent of the American people and a majority of Senators won't become law. Why?

April 17, 2013

Legal permanent residency and eventual citizenship will be conditional on expanded border security—including the use of drones.

April 17, 2013