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This article draws on reporting by Eyal Press, Esther Kaplan and Katha Pollitt.

When New York City was announced as the site of the Republican National Convention back in January 2003, it seemed an odd choice of location.

In May, Jan Egeland, the United Nations Undersecretary for Humanitarian Affairs, called a news conference in New York to declare publicly what he had been warning people about for some time: that

The Supreme Court of the United States has had two historic encounters with George W. Bush.

One of the things that drive me nuts is that people always say that one in two American marriages ends in divorce. This isn't exactly true.

This April, in the case of Vieth v. Jubelirer, the Supreme Court came close to burying any hope of curing one of the worst diseases in our ailing democracy--the partisan gerrymander.

In a cluster of beach bungalows in Ghana in December 2000, my wife and I encountered the Peace Corps dream.

Private prisons thrive on cheap labor and the hunger of job-starved towns.

Media monopolists were dealt a rare setback when the Philadelphia-based US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit blocked implementation of last year's decision by the Federal Communications Comm

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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