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Children spinning

The country must find the political will to end this national disgrace.

Angela Merkel

Americans are justifiably upset about the NSA’s sweeping domestic surveillance. But we should be just as concerned about spying on foreigners.

NSA Director Keith Alexander

In a world without privacy, there are no exemptions for our spies.

Verizon court order

A bipartisan bill would end the NSA’s bulk data collection as we know it.

Medical marijuana plants

At the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Colorado, activists from all over the world celebrated recent wins and made plans for the future.

(Reuters/Jason Reed)

Supporters of “enhanced interrogation” tout dubious claims of its effectiveness but ignore two cases where it failed to thwart terrorism.

Handcuffed

People like Luis Rivera are being locked out of the formal workforce forever thanks to one youthful mistake.

Blogs

Preventing New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly from speaking on campus exacerbated the problem it aimed to solve.

November 4, 2013

Learning at Brown is a process in which disagreement plays an integral part. 

November 4, 2013

The latest victim of Texas’s new voter ID law is 90-year-old former Speaker of the House Jim Wright. 

November 4, 2013

A flood of news this weekend surrounding the NSA whistleblower includes a dubious plea for clemency and a manifesto published in Der Spiegel.

November 4, 2013

Join us in calling on President Obama to pardon or commute the sentences of federal prisoners serving excessive sentences for nonviolent drug crimes. 

October 31, 2013

It sounds far-fetched, but the US has a history of high-level snooping.

October 29, 2013

Under civil asset forfeiture laws, police can seize and sell your property and keep the profits, even if you haven't been charged with a crime. 

October 29, 2013

Our endorsement of marijuana legalization comes after decades of questioning the fundamental assumptions of the War on Drugs.

October 26, 2013

Activists want a full public accounting of the NSA’s and the FBI’s data collection programs.

October 25, 2013

The latter half of the sexual assault saga of Jamie Leigh Jones, KBR contractor in Iraq, complicates the familiar media narrative. 

October 24, 2013