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As I write, several days before the election, Congress's last-minute effort to enact the 9/11 Commission's recommendations appears to have stalled, largely because of disagreement over the scope

This election is a referendum on William
Rehnquist's Supreme Court.

The US troop presence is doubled--as Colombia's civil movement says no to more war.

Unlike news reports, theater isn't expected to stick to the facts. By nature, the form is duplicitous, built on a sandy foundation of make-believe and pretense.

In November, California voters will have their first
chance in a decade to reform the state's "three strikes and you're
out" law, which has imposed cruel life sentences on thousands for
rel

Thanks to damage caps and other measures, victims are often unable to sue.

Democrats haven't made much of what would happen to the courts should Bush win a second term.

In The Nation's October 9, 2000, special report on the Supreme Court, Tom Wicker wrote, "No issue is more vital...repeat, no issue is more important than the makeup of the next Supr

Now that a summerlong Homeland Security crackdown along the Arizona border is concluding, the results are in and they spell lethal failure.

This article is adapted from Sifry and Watzman's just-published Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day.

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The murder of students in Guerrero is raising questions once again about the complicity of law enforcement and public officials in Mexico's drug wars.

October 24, 2014

Local reports say a male shooter opened fire near Marysville-Pilchuck High.

October 24, 2014

People in law enforcement need to re-evaluate their responsibilities.

October 23, 2014

With political groups increasingly eager to buy seats on state-level benches, judges are forced to act more like politicians.

October 23, 2014

Too many questions remain about the death of Latandra Ellington.

October 23, 2014

Police interactions have gone viral, but will that stop the brutality?

October 16, 2014

More than sixty days after the killing of Michael Brown, Ferguson October is building momentum against police violence.

October 14, 2014

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe on his documentary.  

October 14, 2014

The state of California has adopted a new framework of consent for colleges and universities which will have widespread implications for prosecuting sexual assault.

October 14, 2014

The stalking, harassment and defaming of women online shows the importance of cyber civil rights. 

October 10, 2014