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Eric Holder discusses Ferguson findings at the DOJ

Cities nationwide are criminalizing black people to pay the bills.

The Raines family in 1969

In 1971, I helped burglarize an FBI office and leaked documents that exposed J. Edgar Hoover’s abuses of power. Here’s what that experience taught me.

Prison block

And what happens when the problem escapes from behind bars.

Washington is providing equipment and training to compromised agencies—at the same time that it’s tracking their close ties to organized crime.

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

Palestine Flag

The verdict by twelve New York City jurors may have wounded the PA and the PLO, but it cannot slow the drive for Palestinian rights.

US Army soldiers in Afghanistan

The domestic arms race in America is a one-way street—and the question is what awaits us up the road.

Sydney hostage crisis

There’s only one problem with the rising crescendo of alarm about lone wolves: most of it simply isn’t true.

Blogs

It is worth pausing to consider how far things have moved since the Snowden revelations.

June 2, 2015

The Wisconsin governor positions himself as the exact opposite of Rand Paul—and privacy advocates in both parties.

June 1, 2015

Americans want to believe that sports are the last remaining venue for honest competition—but we’ve known otherwise for years.

May 29, 2015

The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP. 

May 28, 2015

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

Her remarks ticked off a checklist of things activists have been fighting for, suggesting that she’s heard warnings that Latino support for Democrats cannot be taken for granted.

May 6, 2015