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Obama and Cameron

Britain’s citizenship deprivation processes may help obscure the Obama administration’s willingness to kill and kidnap Britons.

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Anti-government protesters

All parties involved share responsibility for the failure of negotiations and the escalation of violence in Ukraine. 

Guantánamo Bay

Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison. 

NSA headquarters

A document leaked by Edward Snowden, along with interviews with lawyers representing terrorism suspects, reveal a disturbing loophole in this once-sacred legal principle. 

A civil rights attorney reports from the belly of the post-9/11 justice system. 

Drug arrest

In 1914, a racist fiction helped sell one of the nation’s first drug laws; 100 years later, it’s still with us.

NSA speech

The president has made a step toward better oversight, but his proposals leave the agency’s system of dragnet surveillance mostly intact.

Edward Snowden

His disclosures were profoundly moral. Justice demands that all charges be dropped.

Guantánamo protest

Waterboarding may have ended, but the US continues to torture terrorism suspects in American prisons.

Blogs

Reforms could disproportionately impact those most affected by gun violence.

January 15, 2013

Cracking down on high-powered guns is not a progressive issue but rather a “sanity issue” that Obama should take on now.

January 15, 2013

Key legislative leaders in the House and Senate are signaling pre-emptive surrender on an assault weapons ban. 

January 15, 2013

With the right continuing to clamor against gun control, we should remember their greatest recent PR victory—keeping the ATF from stopping Mexican gun-trafficking.

January 15, 2013

A strong set of reform proposals from an influential center-left think tank raises pressure on politicians to create real change.

January 14, 2013

The youth-driven Gun Violence Prevention Task Force aims to delineate reasonable but meaningful solutions.

January 14, 2013

ICE’s contradictory policies are evident in the detention and almost immediate release of two undocumented immigrants. 

January 11, 2013

For all the droning on about US gun violence, it would be good to hear someone drone on just a bit about US drones.

January 11, 2013

Victim-blaming is the ultimate reminder of how little women matter.

January 11, 2013

An editorial by a newspaper in Kern County, where a school shooter armed with an old shotgun injured one person, praises California’s strict gun laws.

January 11, 2013