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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
"A state of war is not a blank check for the President." The Bush Administration's claims "would turn our system of checks and balances on its head." "If civil rights are to be curtailed during w
The Chief Justice wrote a rationale for Nixon's invasion that is being used to justify torture.
By now, it has become something of a media cliché to watch "fringe" protesters jumping up and down from the edges of G-8 conferences held at ever more remote locations.
Gay marriage shows why we need to separate church & state.
Our best legal brains are still scratching their heads about the Supreme Court decision in the Pledge of Allegiance case (see Elisabeth Sifton, "The Editors
If there was ever any doubt, it is now clear that the torture at Abu Ghraib cannot be dismissed as the actions of a few bad actors.
If there was anything unusual in Judge Douglas Ginsburg's rapid descent, it was probably the sight of White House conservatives scrambling to create a loophole in the national drug hysteria that