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President Obama

According to a recently declassified Justice Department white paper, the president can serve as judge, jury and executioner.

Migrant Children

The 52,000 unaccompanied children who have shown up at the border are fleeing gang violence and have valid claims to asylum.

Citibank

The collapse of the housing market cost Americans $16 trillion. But the banks that caused it are getting away with a slap on the wrist.

Border Patrol

Thanks to the militarization and expansion of the “border” region, 197 million Americans now live within the jurisdiction of US Customs and Border Patrol.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is using Edward Snowden as a punching bag to shore up her hawkish bona fides. 

Supreme court

The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

Juries have the right to judge the law as well as the defendant.

Cell phone taking a picture of President Obama

In ruling that police may not search cellphones without a warrant, the Court brought the Fourth Amendment into the twenty-first century.

Blogs

Eric on The Boss; and Reed on the alarming assault on free press.

August 2, 2013

As grassroots organizers mobilize across the country for stronger gun control, the Senate majority leader throws down a crucial marker. 

August 1, 2013

Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, but he still faces up to 136 years in prison.

July 31, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s seeking medical help for allegations of sexual harassment redirects our attention away from the real psychological and social harm that his victims experience.

July 30, 2013

News expected about 1 pm, with sentencing arguments tomorrow.

July 30, 2013

The newest way to keep children safe is by criminalizing consensual sex.

July 30, 2013

In which a chance encounter with a trade magazine inspires reflections upon the prophets, and profits, of fear.

July 29, 2013

The first page, from 1960s, says Vidal made disparaging remarks about J. Edgar Hoover.

July 29, 2013

Manning still faces the most serious “aiding the enemy” charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life.

July 29, 2013