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The stand Democrats take on Bush's Supreme Court nominee may well define their legacy.

The Supreme Court's medical marijuana decision was a major setback for common sense.

The detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib were both a
continuation and a divergence from historical prison practices.

Senior government officials can be held responsible for the horrors at Abu Ghraib.

Because of spotty enforcement, white-collar criminals are far more likely to get away with their crimes than poor folks.

Recently it seems discussion on culture goes well beyond careless epithet and into a land with no common ground.

The media has ignored prisoner deaths
suffered at American hands.

The United States should respect international human rights
standards within its own borders.

In its campaign against Newsweek, the Bush Administration seeks to undermine already faltering public confidence.

Opposing US-sanctioned torture is today's great task.

Blogs

Ferguson teaches us that in elections for local law-enforcement posts the most fundamental choices are made.

November 26, 2014

Black youth are perceived as adults, and their behaviors criminalized at every turn. Can this moment help change that?

November 25, 2014

Unrest kept Michael Brown’s memory alive, and unrest is the key to justice.

November 24, 2014

Are some Fox hosts going soft on immigration?

November 21, 2014

And still, the will to protest has not died.

November 21, 2014

Despite the important policy changes outlined by the president last night, around six million undocumented immigrants will remain “deportable.”

November 21, 2014

With forty-three disappeared student teachers presumed dead, Mexican popular resistance is creating new alternatives to the militarized narco-state.

November 20, 2014

Retiring Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn says Obama taking action on immigration could end in “violence” and “anarchy.”

November 20, 2014

Knowing that many will be left out, parents and children nervously await the executive orders the president will reveal Thursday evening.

November 20, 2014

The Senate’s failure to bring even a narrow, watered-down reform to a final vote underscores that Congress is for the most part disinterested in exercising its constitutional duty to oversee the intelligence community.

November 19, 2014