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The jury that convicted the Occupier on May 5 had only been given one side of the story.

Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden

“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”

The “botched” execution of Clayton Lockett should shatter the illusion that lethal injection is neither cruel nor unusual.

With Monday’s verdict, McMillan became one of the first Occupy activists to face serious jail time.

Sakuma Brothers strike

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

Alan Gross

The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”

Using sex as an excuse, Los Angeles has created a disciplinary limbo in which hundreds of teachers languish.

The Supreme Court’s decision sweeps away decades of equal protection precedent.

Attica Prison

A judge has permitted the partial release of long-sealed Attica papers, but the full story of the assault remains hidden.

Blogs

America's school suspension rates reflect—and shape—the disparities at work in the nation at large.

April 17, 2013

Changes in language and poison pill amendments could throw gun control off the tracks. 

April 16, 2013

Amid speculation about the bombing, a great city and its people are responding to tragedy with a strength that is the stuff of poetry.

April 16, 2013

Twenty-seven-year-old Claudia Muñoz checked into a Michigan facility—to fight for the release of those being unfairly held.

April 15, 2013

A fair path to citizenship, an end to deportations, a better temporary worker program, immigration reform that works for women—three activists and a policy expert talk about what the reform bill must include.

April 15, 2013

Rather than making an argument against choice, the doctor's crimes illustrate the risks of forcing abortions underground.

April 15, 2013

In a blast of blarney, Biden gives Scarborough an ego boost and a possible campaign ad.

April 12, 2013

Everything you need to know about the gun control package being debated this week, including what might get weakened. 

April 9, 2013

If living through the reality of immigrant raids and detention seems difficult, try depicting it with cameras rolling.

April 8, 2013

The head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance discusses disappointments dealt by Democratic politicians, the challenges of sustaining non-union labor groups and how to confront the coming care crisis.

April 5, 2013