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Women seeking refuge in the United States receive a cold welcome.

Conservative activists want to eliminate unsympathetic
judges--by any means necessary.

The notion of a moral compass is so politically vexed that it ought to be depicted with its little needle spinning.

Judicial victories aren't enough.

The Republican Senate seeks to eliminate the fillibuster.

The West, the future and the political price of gun control.

Maybe, just maybe, the religious right and its Republican friends have
finally gone too far with the Terri Schiavo case.

Some 57 million nonunion workers in the United States say they would
form a union tomorrow if given the chance, according to new poll
conducted in February by Peter D. Hart and Associates.

The Terri Schiavo case goes to the heart of political choices confronting the country.

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Hint: It’s not to pressure the US into striking a better deal with Iran.

March 3, 2015

The tragic death of Trayvon Martin inspired a new generation of activists who fight to make black lives matter.

February 26, 2015

Activists and organizers gathered at the Schomburg Center to interrogate the current conditions of American policing.

February 25, 2015

Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.

February 25, 2015

The uprising puts the spotlight on the cozy relationship between private prison corporations and the nation’s immigration enforcement machinery.

February 24, 2015

In the wake of nationwide cop-on-civilian violence, there is hope for criminal-justice reform.

February 24, 2015

Momentum for criminal justice reform is growing. 

February 20, 2015

At Grand Central Terminal, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse is the lookout of choice when the police monitor #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators.

February 20, 2015

Key parts of the USA Patriot Act are set to expire this summer. 

February 18, 2015

The ruling suspends President Obama’s executive orders, which were to begin to take effect Wednesday.

February 17, 2015