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Federal prosecutors will soon be forced to admit that their star witness in the gang conspiracy case against Alex Sanchez is a fugitive still on a crime spree somewhere in Central America.

The era of "Lock 'em up and throw away the key" seems, slowly, to be drawing to a close.

Alex Gibney's new film Casino Jack tells the complete story of Jack Abramoff—and his victims.
 

Two former police members recently admitted to participating in a cover-up of the killings and wounding of unarmed civilians in New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Nation reporter A.C. Thompson, who first broke the story in December 2008, is continuing to report on the investigation.

A host of politicians and pundits would have you believe that Hispanic immigrants are to blame for an uptick in urban crime. They're wrong.

Barnett Slepian was the last abortion provider to be gunned down in America, in 1998--until George Tiller.

Has Bill O'Reilly finally gone too far? MSNBC's Keith Olbermann links the murder of Dr. George Tiller to Fox News.

A look at the media's response to Dr. George Tiller's murder and what pro-choice organizations need to do moving forward.

It's too early to say whether the murder of a Kansas abortion provider will trigger another wave of a type of violence last seen in the 1990s. It is not too early to be struck by the parallels.

Prochoice groups declared Monday a national day of mourning following the murder of Dr. George Tiller, a provider of late-term abortions who was long a target of antiabortion zealots.

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The Chamber of Commerce was planning a campaign to illegally hack its critics, and others could easily follow suit. Will cyberwar extend to domestic political campaigns?

March 4, 2013

We might not be inspired to commit violence by shows like The Following, but we are encouraged to ignore how violence is actually committed in America.

February 8, 2013

A mother buries her fourth child lost to gun violence as we as a nation continue to avoid a real solution. 

January 29, 2013

Victim-blaming is the ultimate reminder of how little women matter.

January 11, 2013

The story of Weldon Angelos speaks volumes about the unfairness of mandatory minimum sentencing.

January 10, 2013

It's time to acknowledge that the rape epidemic in the US is not just about the crimes themselves, but our own cultural and political willful ignorance.

January 4, 2013

The twelve-minute video shows a student joking about the rape victim, a high school classmate, in Steubenveille, Ohio.

January 4, 2013

Two interviews have new resonance since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

December 20, 2012

Did a Walmart vice president just reveal illegal union-busting?

December 17, 2012

Community members cried “murder!” during a public forum opened to discuss the shooting.

December 7, 2012