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Plaudits for Nation writers; growing interest in instant runoff voting; xenophobia in Greece.
For all its defenders, privacy remains hard to understand.
Liz Cheney's witch hunt against lawyers who represented Guantánamo detainees is a new low.
Who is the purest archetype of the conservative legal movement, Antonin Scalia or John Roberts?
Judge Warren Wilbert has ruled that Scott Roeder, confessed killer of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller, couldn't be considered for lesser crimes than first-degree murder. Today he was convicted.
Citizens United raises the questions: why is speech the functional equivalent of money, and why are corporations considered persons?
The Citizens United campaign finance decision makes it possible for the nation's most powerful economic interests to manipulate not just individual electoral contests but political discourse itself.
A federal judge has dismissed all charges against the five Blackwater operatives accused of gunning down fourteen innocent Iraqis in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007.
The upcoming trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is the best news for the print press since Monica Lewinsky.
To try alleged 9/11 perpetrators without handing Al Qaeda a propaganda victory, the trial must be fair beyond question.