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The NSA is monitoring almost all of our international communications. This is a fundamental violation of First and Fourth Amendment rights.

California prisoners

Reform advocates are making a compelling case for policies that take aim at mass incarceration.

Corporations are not people, money is not speech, and votes must matter more than billionaires’ dollars.

Thanks to the revolution in digital technology, privacy is about to go the way of the eight-track player.

Columbia Prison Divest members

As of  last year, the university had $8 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America, as well as shares in other private security firms.

New legislation in the Senate is a first step to giving the more than 70 million Americans with criminal records a second chance.

Eric Holder discusses Ferguson findings at the DOJ

Cities nationwide are criminalizing black people to pay the bills.

The Raines family in 1969

In 1971, I helped burglarize an FBI office and leaked documents that exposed J. Edgar Hoover’s abuses of power. Here’s what that experience taught me.

Blogs

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP. 

May 28, 2015

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

Her remarks ticked off a checklist of things activists have been fighting for, suggesting that she’s heard warnings that Latino support for Democrats cannot be taken for granted.

May 6, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015