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Our nation's two-decade spree of building prisons and sentencing even nonviolent criminals to long spells inside them has produced a staggering number of incarcerated people in America--more than

Thanks to the US-led drug war, AIDS is exploding among injection drug users.

Just a few months before this summer's Republican National Convention in New York, the last three protesters to go to trial on charges stemming from the GOP convention in Philadelphia in 2000 wer

On the eve of mass protests, police tell tales that turn out not to be true.

To arms, freethinkers! Religious zealots have hijacked your government!

After weeks of critical editorials, embarrassing cartoons and late-night talk-show jokes, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia issued a twenty-one-page memorandum on March 18 to explain why his J

Thirteen-year-old Idalmin Santana has a ready smile and long braids. She lives with a foster family in Jamaica, Queens, because her parents are in prison.

To all the arguments lodged against gay marriage, add this one--it's a matter of national security.

WHY DUCK-HUNTING WITH DICK CHENEY AS CHENEY'S CASE COMES BEFORE THE COURT IS PERFECTLY OK

This criticism Nino calls absurd.
It's true that Quackscam is an ugly word.

It's offended people from the start; now the Supreme Court will wade in--again.

Blogs

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

Many reformers on the left are optimistic that this time, bipartisan consensus will tilt in a progressive direction.

March 27, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

The force behind the burgeoning movement talks about the resurgent fight for black liberation.

March 24, 2015

It’s time for New York to change how minors are tried in the criminal justice system.

March 23, 2015

According to a new lawsuit, the Filipino guest workers were subject to sixteen-hour shifts and abusive treatment at the hands of their bosses.

March 19, 2015

Starbucks’ “Race Together” campaign rings false as cases of police brutality multiply.

March 19, 2015

Although the Department of Justice and the police bureau in Portland, Oregon, reached a “groundbreaking” settlement last year, residents say racial discrimination is a problem.

March 16, 2015

The LWC counters that their tactics have involved creative direct action, not conspiracy or extortion.

March 13, 2015

Chris Hayes talks to a GOP congressman who wants to bring back the firing squad about the ethics of the death penalty.

March 12, 2015