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Children spinning

The country must find the political will to end this national disgrace.

Angela Merkel

Americans are justifiably upset about the NSA’s sweeping domestic surveillance. But we should be just as concerned about spying on foreigners.

NSA Director Keith Alexander

In a world without privacy, there are no exemptions for our spies.

Verizon court order

A bipartisan bill would end the NSA’s bulk data collection as we know it.

Medical marijuana plants

At the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Colorado, activists from all over the world celebrated recent wins and made plans for the future.

(Reuters/Jason Reed)

Supporters of “enhanced interrogation” tout dubious claims of its effectiveness but ignore two cases where it failed to thwart terrorism.

Handcuffed

People like Luis Rivera are being locked out of the formal workforce forever thanks to one youthful mistake.

Corrections Corporation of America

It has something to do with the $1.7 billion they made off the privatized incarceration industry just last year.

Blogs

Amicus briefs from business leaders and prominent Republicans make the conservative case for marriage equality nationwide. Will the Court listen?

March 4, 2013

The Chamber of Commerce was planning a campaign to illegally hack its critics, and others could easily follow suit. Will cyberwar extend to domestic political campaigns?

March 4, 2013

Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) voted against both versions of VAWA reauthorization. If only he would explain why.

March 1, 2013

Ari Berman appears on Washington Journal to debate the importance of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act—which is currently under review by the Supreme Court.

February 27, 2013

A small-town North Carolina newspaper apologized in the most craven way imaginable for its open records request to find the number of concealed carry permits in the community.

February 27, 2013

New polling suggests Rahm Emanuel isn't playing in Chicago. Here's why—and why the national media should pay attention.

February 27, 2013

Robin Kelly's resounding victory in Illinois' special election for US House is a blow to pro-gun hawks nationwide. 

February 27, 2013

A progressive group’s message reminds viewers that the Kentucky senator is taking money from the industry.

February 25, 2013

Janitors say they’re prepared to walk off the job to protest unsafe conditions and illegal retaliation.

February 22, 2013

The arrest of a Sovereign Citizens Movement sympathizer points to the rise of militia groups with access to weapons.

February 22, 2013