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Border

Along the US-Mexico border, the high-powered cameras are pointed at you and the drones are above you.

Deportation

His deportation policy isn’t just a moral failure—it’s bad politics, too.

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street activists like Cecily McMillan are still fighting the state, only this time they’re waging their battles in the courts.

The imprisonment of an American couple in Qatar reveals biases in criminal justice, at home and abroad.

Barbed wire

After extensive lobbying, the private probation industry is poised to wield ever more power over Georgia’s debtors.

TSA screening

Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracies that have come to define post-9/11 America. 

Deportation

Since 9/11, immigration has become increasingly tangled with criminal enforcement and national security. 

Blogs

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s seeking medical help for allegations of sexual harassment redirects our attention away from the real psychological and social harm that his victims experience.

July 30, 2013

News expected about 1 pm, with sentencing arguments tomorrow.

July 30, 2013

The newest way to keep children safe is by criminalizing consensual sex.

July 30, 2013

In which a chance encounter with a trade magazine inspires reflections upon the prophets, and profits, of fear.

July 29, 2013

The first page, from 1960s, says Vidal made disparaging remarks about J. Edgar Hoover.

July 29, 2013

Manning still faces the most serious “aiding the enemy” charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life.

July 29, 2013

Sharif Abdel Kouddous, speaking from Cairo, joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to analyze the allegations against ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the protests surrounding his arrest warrant and the response from the Obama administration.

July 26, 2013

A California congressman is drafting legislation that would introduce an adversarial voice to the secret court governing NSA spying. 

July 25, 2013

Pushing back against the NRA campaign to weaken gun control in states across the country. 

July 24, 2013

Is Congress moving towards putting a real check on the executive branch’s spying power?

July 23, 2013