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The uproar over the Dubai Ports deal ignores the obvious consequences of the free trade that American politicians of both parties have pushed for decades. Like it or not, we have to deal with it.

The Dubai Ports flap is bogus, but it's fun to see Democrats and
Republicans frothing in unison. Hysteria has defined the
Bush presidency; now the fearmonger-in-chief is getting a taste of his
own tactics.

Despite a recent federal district court ruling, the prohibition on torture knows no geographical boundaries and applies to all, no matter what passport they hold--even Americans.

The White House practices the dark arts of trashing whistleblowers who
exposed prisoner abuse at Guantánamo and the warrantless spying program, adding another layer of illegality to the war on terror.

The structure of our Republic is at mortal risk. Will our Constitution
survive or are we in the midst of a transmutation in which the balance
of powers and our personal freedoms will be canceled?

Abolishing the death penalty was one of Coretta Scott King's signature issues. The irony is that Georgia remains one of the leading practitioners of the death penalty.

The rise of Samuel Alito and the death of Coretta Scott King mark the end of an era and the abandonment of our civil rights legacy by both political parties.

The Bush Administration has propagated five myths in its current
campaign to rationalize its illegal domestic spying program.

Relishing Samuel Alito's impact on the Supreme Court, pro-life bloggers
are already laying strategies to win hearts and minds in a transformed
legal landscape.

Obsessed voyeurs in the Bush Administration are poking their noses into
everyone's business, with the help of Internet giants like Microsoft,
AOL and Yahoo.

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The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP. 

May 28, 2015

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

Her remarks ticked off a checklist of things activists have been fighting for, suggesting that she’s heard warnings that Latino support for Democrats cannot be taken for granted.

May 6, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015