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An appeals court's unprecedented removal of Shira Scheindlin has sent a chilling message to other federal judges.

The returning William Bratton should recognize that the notorious policy has exacerbated discrimination, not improved safety.

Edward Snowden

Throughout history, activists have proven that true patriotism demands a vigilant confrontation with government infamy.

Surveillance

The modern national security state can be understood as a proselytizing warrior religion, complete with its own sacred texts, holy orders and warrior priests. 

Protest against NYPD surveillance

A systematic look at the patterns of rights abuses in the United States’ domestic “war on terror” since September 11, 2001.

Tarek Mehanna supporters

As the government embraces a “counter-radicalization” approach to counterterrorism, prosecutors are turning radical beliefs into criminal acts.

How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop

Bill de Blasio and Bill Bratton

The road to police reform begins with community participation and a court-appointed monitor.

Surveillance cameras near U.S.Capitol

The Snowden revelations have vindicated The Nation and the ACLU. When will the government correct the record and stop the abuses?

Marijuana is harvested in Davenport, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.

Despite Governor Andrew Cuomo’s opposition, hopes are running high.

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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

Outgoing Colorado Senator Mark Udall promises to fight to the last day “to make sure we keep faith with our founding values.”

November 19, 2014

Criminal justice reform is one of those rare instances where moral decency, popular opinion and political incentives all align.

November 19, 2014

The Roberts Court's announcement that it will hear another legal challenge that threatens to disable and perhaps destroy the new healthcare system has the distinct odor of political collusion.

November 19, 2014