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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

The Pennsylvania Governor emerges unscathed, while Penn students bare the burden of the punishment. Why is a private organization wielding this unprecedented power?

July 24, 2012

Aurora isn’t likely to strengthen our gun laws. In fact, our existing gun laws are poised to get much weaker.

July 23, 2012

Young women create their own justice using social media.

July 23, 2012

Gun-rights groups have progressively weakened gun laws in Colorado and beyond, and the White House appears uninterested in fighting back. 

July 20, 2012

Can activists gathering in Washington, DC, for the International AIDS Conference get Obama and the world to listen?

July 18, 2012

Low-income women were expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Now that’s at risk.

July 17, 2012

Texas's response to 80 percent of its population increase’s coming from new African-American and Hispanic constituents? Dilute their voting power.

July 10, 2012

The GOP admits that it believes voter ID laws will win Romney the election. 

July 9, 2012

A Tanzanian man was detained and tortured by US officials in Afghanistan on suspicion of terror. But he was completely innocent. 

July 6, 2012

 Eric on the royal Internet "we" and Reed on this summer of political sequels. 

July 6, 2012