Collecting DNA upon arrest can identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. But it also amounts to an expanding racial dragnet.
In its historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled that poor people have a right to a lawyer. But today, our system of indigent defense is shameful.
Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing the city’s tradition of refusing to apologize for the torture of scores of black men under police commander Jon Burge.
Glenn Harris discusses the goals and tactics of Seattle's unique "Race and Social Justice Initiative."
Rarely has the McCarthyite smear of “anti-Semitism” been revealed to be so empty as in the case of Obama’s DoD nominee.
It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.
The Fox News owner resorted to an anti-Semitic canard in attacking alleged media bias against Israel.
Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.
As we saw in this election, people of color can no longer be called "minorities." It's time to seize that power in the fight for true equality.