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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

One of the country’s most visible conservative politicians has provided an opening to talk about one of the most pressing social justice issues of our time.

January 22, 2014

Kang Wong’s case highlights the need for language access services in police departments.

January 21, 2014

Early arrests can haunt American youths for the rest of their lives.

January 21, 2014

State delegates say the bill reaffirms a commitment to the death penalty.

January 20, 2014

Obama did do something of potentially great significance today: open the door for Congress to make the big changes that he won’t. 

January 17, 2014

The main difference between the Church Committee’s investigations of 1975–76 and the discussion of NSA spying now is that back then, the spooks stopped the abuses themselves.

January 17, 2014

Obama is right to address concerns about intelligence gathering. But that's not enough to restore privacy protection.

January 17, 2014

A judge in Pennsylvania makes a damning case against the state’s restrictive voter ID law.

January 17, 2014

A transcript of the president's speech on national security and intelligence reforms

January 17, 2014

Mayor de Blasio inherits an intelligence apparatus that has spied on Muslims, infiltrated protest groups and created a huge electronic surveillance network.

January 17, 2014