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Drug arrest

In 1914, a racist fiction helped sell one of the nation’s first drug laws; 100 years later, it’s still with us.

NSA speech

The president has made a step toward better oversight, but his proposals leave the agency’s system of dragnet surveillance mostly intact.

Edward Snowden

His disclosures were profoundly moral. Justice demands that all charges be dropped.

Guantánamo protest

Waterboarding may have ended, but the US continues to torture terrorism suspects in American prisons.

Buffer zone

At oral argument, members of the Supreme Court seemed suspicious that a thirty-five-foot buffer was necessary for safe entrance to reproductive health facilities.

Verizon store

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to enforce net neutrality rules.

The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

Verizon iPhone

Updating the Fourth Amendment has been done before, to address the invention of cars, phones and GPS. It’s time to do it again.

Internet cafe

Almost every day, corporations seize them without our informed consent. The consumer protection bureau should put a stop to it.

Blogs

Seventy House GOP members are poised to put John Boehner—and immigration reform—in an incredibly tough position. 

June 13, 2013

For many students, college is synonymous with debt and financial stress—and it shouldn’t have to be.

June 13, 2013

According to tech experts, Glenn Greenwald has made a big mistake on a key component of his work on the NSA’s PRISM program.

June 13, 2013

Recipients of AIDS/HIV funding from the United States may soon be free of the harmful anti-prostitution requirement. 

June 12, 2013

Why does Rubio continue to attach amendments that undermine his own legislation?

June 12, 2013

Acceptance may be the most painful step.

June 11, 2013

How the Wikileaks source did more for US national security than SEAL Team 6.

June 11, 2013

Not a molehill, but not a mountain either.

June 11, 2013

A bipartisan group of eight senators would require the attorney general to declassify significant Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) opinions.

June 11, 2013

There’s really nothing “meta” about metadata.

June 10, 2013