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How corporations seek to make big bucks off mass incarceration.

So why do many LGBT people, and others, feel so deeply about the need to have them?

James Joyce, 1915

A legal quirk enabled Samuel Roth to pirate Ulysses. Was Roth a copyright anarchist or a pioneer?

NSA testimony

Officials leak secrets to advance careers or justify wars and weapons programs, but Edward Snowden’s the criminal?

Protest against NYPD surveillance

Americans remain mostly blind to the abusive treatment of terror suspects on US soil.

Edward Snowden

Protecting the whistleblower who laid bare the uglier sides of the American administration.

NSA surveillance

The NSA isn’t the only government agency exploiting technology to make privacy obsolete.

Westgate Mall

The reports I’ve seen describe Nairobi’s Westgate mall as upscale, but that’s not the whole story, and not how I remember it.

Jon Burge

The City of Chicago has paid tens of millions of dollars in settlements with victims of brutality under Police Commander Jon Burge. But justice is far from done—and some victims are still in prison.

Blogs

Seventy percent of incarcerated women are mothers.

May 9, 2014

The EU uses its border states as a barrier and prison camp for the frightened, impoverished people it would rather drown than save.

May 9, 2014

Sexual assault survivors forced campus officials to listen up. Last week’s news shows the feds picking up what’s been their work all along.

May 9, 2014

The NRA quietly approved bills that would prohibit convicted abusers from possessing firearms, after years of opposing such legislation.

May 8, 2014

His judicial assistant is married to a top lawyer for Walker’s gubernatorial campaign.

May 8, 2014

A former aide says Christie's deputy chief of staff was "instrumental," but for whom?

May 7, 2014

As reforms have caused incarceration rates to fall and the sky has not fallen with it, Americans are increasingly supportive of such measures. 

May 7, 2014

One agent got away with allegedly kicking a pregnant woman, causing her to miscarry. 

May 6, 2014

Mixed in are some laughs, if you can handle that, and to get viewers to swallow this topic, a promise of cute hamsters.

May 6, 2014

After today's egregious Supreme Court decision, expect a lot more sectarian prayer at local government events

May 5, 2014