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Jail

Ryan Holle, who has no prior record, is currently serving his eleventh year of a life sentence. 

Stop and Frisk

The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.

Edward Snowden

A plea bargain, that is—it’s time to make a deal.

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan’s racist comments have been the mainstream view of the Democratic Party for decades.

Amman, Jordan

Social media platforms are enabling women to speak out anonymously and show that harassment exists—but that hasn’t resulted in culture change.

Occupy LA

Over the decades, this catchall term has lost all bite and meaning.

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Columbia University

The fate of Carole Vance and Kim Hopper should worry everyone who wants academics to play a larger role in public debates.

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

Blogs

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014

There is a model for Dick Cheney’s belief that when it comes to being greeted as liberators, second time’s a charm.

June 18, 2014

A new letter signed by 1,000 women of color calls on the president’s initiative on boys and men to include girls and women.

June 18, 2014

Favela Vila Autódromo has lost 30 percent of its homes in the last year. Their crime is being next to the 2016 Olympic Village.

June 18, 2014

Reed on Iraq and the US establishment press.

June 18, 2014

Journalists from Politico and The Washington Post disagree about what happened when an American muslim woman asked a simple question at a Heritage Foundation panel.

June 18, 2014

If a Georgia execution goes as planned, it will be the first to take place in the United States since Oklahoma officials botched the lethal injection of Clayton Lockett on April 29.

June 17, 2014

For many of Brazil’s residents, the battles between World Cup teams aren’t nearly as important as the battle to keep their homes, or to protest free from the threat of violence.

June 16, 2014

Police repression of a FIFA Go Home protest near Brazil’s legendary Maracanã stadum had unintended consequences.

June 16, 2014

Low-income residents demand accountability from NYCHA. 

June 16, 2014