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As I write, several days before the election, Congress's last-minute effort to enact the 9/11 Commission's recommendations appears to have stalled, largely because of disagreement over the scope

This election is a referendum on William
Rehnquist's Supreme Court.

The US troop presence is doubled--as Colombia's civil movement says no to more war.

Unlike news reports, theater isn't expected to stick to the facts. By nature, the form is duplicitous, built on a sandy foundation of make-believe and pretense.

In November, California voters will have their first
chance in a decade to reform the state's "three strikes and you're
out" law, which has imposed cruel life sentences on thousands for
rel

Thanks to damage caps and other measures, victims are often unable to sue.

Democrats haven't made much of what would happen to the courts should Bush win a second term.

In The Nation's October 9, 2000, special report on the Supreme Court, Tom Wicker wrote, "No issue is more vital...repeat, no issue is more important than the makeup of the next Supr

Now that a summerlong Homeland Security crackdown along the Arizona border is concluding, the results are in and they spell lethal failure.

This article is adapted from Sifry and Watzman's just-published Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day.

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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