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Reframing the CIA’s interrogation techniques as a violation of scientific and medical ethics may be the best way to achieve accountability.

When a parent is sent to prison, a child’s life is derailed, leaving schools to pick up the pieces.

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But the Senate report could be the opening we need to really make US torture a thing of the past.

Is it possible to be sensitive to victims while still being a discerning journalist?

We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans.

NYPD

No, we should not stop talking about police shootings.

When it comes to social control, nothing works quite like torture.

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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

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015