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Michael Bellesiles, the historian accused of research falsification in
his book Arming America, a study of gun culture, announced on
October 25 that he was resigning from Emory Universit

Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation
Institute.

With sniper suspect now in jail,
DAs are fighting tooth and nail.
They're in a monumental race
To see who gets to try this case

The USA Patriot Act was passed with much fanfare last October, but it was soon clear that lawmakers passed the package without examining all the parts.

There's a joke circulating on the Internet: A grandmother overhears her
5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows go like
this: "You have the right to remain silent.

It's filling the grassroots role once played by the Christian
Coalition.

The author may be contacted regarding this piece at JonWiener@hotmail.com.

When several soldiers killed their wives, an old problem was suddenly news.

Democrats, faced with Scalia and Thomas clones, are finally saying: Ideology matters.

Blogs

The NSA spying is legal--and that’s the real scandal. 

June 6, 2013

If you witnessed war crimes, what would you do?

June 6, 2013

Congress has a responsibility to check and balance surveillance abuses. It has failed up to this point. 

June 6, 2013

If Pfc. Manning were magically transported into the civilian justice system, he would be just as screwed.

June 5, 2013

Military brass did a bad job convincing people they are serious about preventing sexual assault.

June 5, 2013

The hacker who snitched on Bradley Manning takes the stand.

June 5, 2013

It has been three years since US Private Bradley Manning was arrested—and he’s only now getting the chance to defend himself.

June 4, 2013

Disclosures show that the Geo Group, the second-largest private prison company in America, misled reporters when it said it would not lobby on comprehensive immigration reform. 

June 4, 2013

How to set your bullshit detector for Manning court-martial media coverage.

June 3, 2013

As suspected, the killing of Ibragim Todashev by an FBI agent raises some suspicious questions. 

May 31, 2013