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War crimes are the darkest expression of the moral degradation that
permeates the White House. Bush's threat to veto the Senate's
anti-torture measure frames a crisis of law and legitimacy.

An endorsement from James Dobson is scary enough, but the vituperative attack on Harriet Miers by the right raises other questions about why some conservatives are agitated about her nomination.

Corporate power and money control our lives and our
politics as never before. As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for Harriet Miers's
nomination hearings, here are ten legal questions worth pondering about
corporations, individuals and the law.

Recent rulings upholding the right of the executive branch to jail and try terror suspects in military tribunals raise questions about whether the judiciary can keep presidential powers in check. Will a realigned Supreme Court give Bush a
blank check to rise above the law?

Democrats have a chance to stand up for competence, civil liberties and
the integrity of the Supreme Court by challenging Harriet Miers's lack
of credentials and blocking Bush from using the Supreme Court to expand
presidential powers.

Americans are becoming more hostile by the day to the war in Iraq,
the nation is demoralized over official abandonment of the victims of
the Gulf Coast storm, but the Democratic Party is missing in action.

The US military is keeping the ongoing hunger strike
and forced feedings of Guantanamo Bay under wraps. And an apathetic
American media is showing no interest in exposing the situation.

Four peace advocates were acquitted of federal
conspiracy charges in connection with a 2003 protest of the Iraq War.

When John G. Roberts Jr. counseled President Ronald
Reagan on AIDS policies, did he willfully perpetuate the myth that AIDS
can be spread by casual contact?

The political chess match between the White House and Senate
Democrats over the future of the Supreme Court took on new complexity
as three Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm
John G. Roberts Jr.

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May 5, 2015

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

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015

What change will a “peaceful” protest spark if a “peaceful” protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015

Longtime voters are being turned away from the polls by Texas’ voter-ID law

April 27, 2015

The devastating migrant boat wreck in the Mediterranean reveals the failure of the EU's refugee policy.  

April 24, 2015

The Justice Department’s quest to prosecute Barry Bonds is a shameful stain in their history. Now put him in the Hall of Fame.

April 23, 2015

And other lies your local Officer Friendly tells you.

April 14, 2015

The only problem with the video is that it was taken by pure chance.

April 10, 2015