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Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

FCC headquarters

What the proposal means and how you can make your opinion heard.

Northwest Detention Center

County jails charge excessive rates for phone usage—a huge barrier for immigrant detainees fighting deportation.

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

The jury that convicted the Occupier on May 5 had only been given one side of the story.

Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden

“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”

The “botched” execution of Clayton Lockett should shatter the illusion that lethal injection is neither cruel nor unusual.

With Monday’s verdict, McMillan became one of the first Occupy activists to face serious jail time.

Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Alan Gross

The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”

Blogs

How the cowardice of Viking Penguin kept the author’s In The Spirit of Crazy Horse out of print for seven years

April 7, 2014

Looks like the US attorney is calling witnesses to testify, on both Bridgegate and the Hoboken charges.

April 5, 2014

A lawsuit against ICE claimed that immigrant detainees were placed in isolation in retaliation to their hunger strike, a violation of their free speech rights.

April 4, 2014

“Americans support the death penalty, but don’t want to know how the sausage is made."

April 3, 2014

There is no mention of the easy purchase of the weapon or any relevant other factors.

April 3, 2014

Texas consistently has some of the highest national rates of prison rape.

April 2, 2014

The State Supreme Court decision reverses Byrom's capital murder conviction for conspiring to kill her husband, a crime her son confessed to.

April 1, 2014

De Blasio distinguished himself from his electoral opponents by advocating an independent overseer of the NYPD—now he’s fulfilled that promise.

March 28, 2014

Transparency and civil rights advocates win two victories in a growing battle over anonymous suppliers.

March 27, 2014

The other investigations proceed, but Randy Mastro releases a 300-page report saying Christie is not guilty.

March 27, 2014